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Help with my garden and petsitting in Las Alpujarras, Spain

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  • Description



    * MAY/JUNE 2024
    I am looking for one person or a couple with off grid living experience and practical skills to help on my land for the month of May/June
    You can stay in the casita/cottage and use the compost toilet and shower cabin. Work would mostly be clearing the land of end of season oranges, chopping fire wood and other land maintenance jobs. Work requirement would be two to three hours a day, five days a week and maybe some longer hours on occasions. I can provide food and you can cook for yourself and on longer work days we can cook and eat together. I work some hours off the land so you need to be self motivated and be able to work independently.

    I live in Southern Spain (Las Alpujarras) in a very diverse, multicultural area. I try to live as sustainably as possible on my large piece of land. Suso the cat loves to meet new people. I live off grid in the countryside but within walking distance (10minutes) of the nearby town with all conveniences available. I am on solar power with internet access and back up generator if necessary. I love being surrounded by nature and live a fairly quiet life working the land, reading and practicing yoga.

    I am looking for a couple or two people interested in garden maintenance and maybe some days petsitting. I need help with watering, preparing the vegetable patch and with ongoing projects. Some days we can prepare and eat lunch together or I will provide food to prepare yourself. You will have use of the casita with a separate shower cabin and compost toilet.

    Vicente who also lives on the land is Spanish so you can practice or improve your language skills and he also runs a ceramic studio in the nearby town where you can try your hand on the potters wheel!

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Bricolage et construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Aide dans une ferme
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Entretien général
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    The area I live is very diverse culturally, with people from many parts of the world mingling with the local Spanish community. Its a great place to learn or improve your Spanish language skills and observe some traditional Spanish ways of living.

  • Aide


    Ideally I require a couple or two people to help with the vegetable patch, irrigation of the land, general land maintenance and occasional petsitting for Suso the cat who lives in the casita. Also help with cooking and shopping would be much appreciated. I am quite flexible about work hours and some days we may work more or less depending on ongoing projects and the season. In July, August and September I may be travelling and may require a couple to look after my place, irrigate the land and do general maintenance jobs. Experience of or willing to learn the use of a petrol strimmer to cut the grass would be much appreciated. In the summer months you need to be prepared to arise early in order to water some plants and also on occasions carry out some strimming as in the heat of the day you will want to take a siesta in the casita! Also during the months of November and December help is needed to harvest the olives and take them to the nearby olive mill. This would involve working five or more hours each day for maybe three or four days. Challenging physical work but very rewarding, especially when you get to sample the fruits of your labour!

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant
    Espagnol: Débutant

  • Hébergement


    You would have use of a casita (stone cottage) with separate shower hut and compost toilet. Power is from a solar system with a back up generator when necessary. Basic internet is available.

    Cooking will be shared activity for lunch on work days. Food will be provided for breakfast and evening meals and non-work days for your own preparation. Occasionally if there are more than two non- work days in a week you may need to provide your own food.

    In the summer months I need a couple or two people to water the garden and generally look after the place as I will be visiting family. You will provide your own food during this time,

    There is also a yurt on the land with a kitchen cabin which is currently occupied long term by a friend.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    This is a beautiful, tranquil area of Spain near Granada city with many high mountain villages to explore and several beaches about one hour away on the bus. Transport links are frequent to Granada and once daily to the coast. There is a market every Thursday with many local products for sale. There are many hiking and walking trails to enjoy locally. Many musicians and artists live in the area and there are frequent performances and exhibitions to experience.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    I have basic wifi (5mb) which should be sufficient for online work using zoom etc. Several workawayers have successfully worked online from the casita were a wifi extender is installed. There may be some issues on successive grey days if the solar system is not charging.

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    A small to medium sized camper van can park on the upper land inside the gates. With some work it is possible to prepare a parking area for a larger vehicle on the lower land outside the gates. This could be a potential set up for a longer term workaway situation. All workawayers will have access to the casita, shower cabin and compost toilet on the upper land.

  • Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Dogs If they are cat ffriendly!

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?


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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 3-4 hours a day, 5 days a week, maybe less depending on ongoing projects.

N° de référence hôte : 756997396253

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