I decided to live in Spain to enjoy the sunshine and chose my place to enjoy a rural setting with nature at my door step. The property I have purchased is relatively small and has a few citrus trees, a number of olive, almond, pomegranate & fig trees and grape vines. I have planted some stoned fruit, apple and pear trees, as well as some hazelnuts . Before I moved in the property was vacant and neglected and very overgrown. The property is situated in a valley with a small stream (it was a mill) and a natural spring. There is also a well and the property receives 'agricultural' water once a week. There is also a 'balsa' (water storage) which can double up as a swimming pool.
My aim is to tidy the place (getting there), maintain a glorious vegetable garden that I have made, maintain and care for the trees, introduce more indigenous trees .
I have spent no time caring for the house and there are various jobs that should be done like painting, etc.
I am generally strong and can do a lot myself but I do have a 'health' issue that has weakened my left side and I have days where I am tired, hence the reason I require additional help. A tractor accident on the property has also been a set back and am taken a very long time to fully recover!
I do not speak Spanish (at the moment) ... only English. I have had so many different experiences in Africa and have many stories to share.
Projetos de construção/faça você mesmo
Cuidar de animais
Ajuda em fazenda
Criar/cozinhar refeições caseiras
Ajuda a cuidar da casa
This is not all about work, it is about putting together ideas, creating plans and generally enjoying the beauty and tranquility . There will be no outright instructions but guidance and creating together.
The area has a lot of history and the valley is overlooked by a fort. This actual property also has a lot of history (which I still have to discover), so historians will certainly like it and will be able to do research from this peaceful setting. It is a rural setting but days out to the beach (1.5 hours away) or skiing (seasonal) and hiking in the Sierra Nevada. There are plenty of hiking and walking trails in the area. Granada is a 2 hour drive or 4 hour bus ride.
Ideal for keen bird watchers as there are a number of exciting species to see here.
I would like to enjoy the company of helpers who like a rural setting and will appreciate seeing the property come to life, encouraging nature whether insects, or birds or indigenous plants.
Work to be done:
Maintain the terraces by cutting the down the grass and weeds, removing any bramble and unwanted wild fig tree growth
Improve and maintain the access road
Weeding around fruit trees around the property including clearing around the olive trees is an on-going job
A number of ancient stone walls are collapsing so repairing and rebuilding is necessary
Developing new garden areas around the house and existing cottage would be wonderful too.
Repair cottage roof
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Currently a bedroom in the house is offered (only shared with travelling a companion or partner).
There is a cottage that can sleep 3-4 people or couples but the roof needs attention (although doesn't affect the caravan 'inside' the cottage
I have 9 cats, so if you are allergic ... this is not the place for you.
Dobbi is a very big dog but a gentle giant.
Sofi is a medium size dog who recently joined the family. I found her on a road suffering with a broken jaw after being hit by a car.
The property is remote and the closest town has no bar or shop! There are other towns with facilities 6km away.
Normally I go shopping once a week and take helpers with me so they can explore the town.
I recommend that helpers have their own insurance whilst travelling.
Acesso à internet
Acesso à internet limitado
Pode hospedar famílias
5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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