Relax in a quiet house in countryside, share culture, explore and discover local places in Costur, Castellón, Spain

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  • Descrição

    Descrição

    We are Lara & Igor, two alternative guys who are living isolated at the countryside because we love peace and nature.

    We also like travelling and getting into other cultures, listening a so wide range of music and cinema, etc. To get fun we enjoy playing games with others, socalize, etc. Lara enjoys watching series and films, cooking, exercise and reading books. Igor is more of music and games. So we have the range of entretainment pretty complete hehe. We also like hiking and something we often do during spring is taking a walk to pick up asparagus around. Our cat Nora also loves to walk around with us :)

    About our family project, we have been parents some months ago. Due to this new situation for us, we are short of time, so we need help with some stuff (please check the help section). Please, if you are allergic, be aware you are sharing the accomodation with Katana and Nora, our cat friends.

    Also be aware, that there won't be meat or fish at our home. Due being solar-powered we have a fridge but not a freezer. It would spend a good portion of the battery. And yes, as you guessed, we are veggie.

    LGBT+ welcome :)

    And we prefer non-smokers for a reason: We are in the middle of the mountain and here landscape is dry (as it is in most of Spain). So out of the house is forbidden to smoke by law to avoid fires, while into the house is also not possible due our baby (Leire).

    UPDATE: DUE THE SAD WAR IN UKRAINE, WE ARE GIVING PRIORITY TO REFUGEES.

    There are millions of people fleeing the war. So we feel it is more ethical at this moment to offer, for some Ukrainian, the room we sometimes use for workawayers. If NGO and state refugee plans are a bit saturated or doesn't fit for you, maybe our home is an option to just disconnect from the world the time you need and rest in a safe place.

    If no one from Ukraine asks to come in during the first week of April, then ok, our place is open for anyone else. But until then, we will wait and see if someone from there needs a place. So if you need a place NOW and you are not from Ukraine, sorry but we can't tell you until the next week.

    Of course we are more flexible with people from Ukraine. This is about helping, not about making you work as a workawayer! More details about this, at the end of each section, under the phrase "For people from Ukraine".

    For not-Ukraine workawayers it is required to speak english so we can practise. For people from Ukraine, if you don't speak english, at least spanish! So we can communicate :)

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    So, in spanish for Ukrainians who don't speak english:

    En este momento nos parece más ético ofrecer a alguien que huya de la guerra, la habitación que algunas veces hemos usado para recibir a algún workawayer. Si los planes para refugiados estatales o de ONGs están un poco saturados o sientes que no se te adaptan, puede que nuestro hogar sea una opción para simplemente desconectar del mundo el tiempo que necesites y descansar en un lugar tranquilo y seguro.

    Por supuesto somos más flexibles con la gente de Ucrania que con los workawayers habituales a quienes pedimos unas horas al día de trabajo a cambio de comida y habitación. Más detalles sobre esto en el texto en español al final de cada sección.

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Prática de idiomas
    Ajuda em projetos ambientais
    Jardinagem
    Projetos de construção/faça você mesmo
    Cuidar de crianças/atividades criativas
    Criar/cozinhar refeições caseiras
    Ajuda a cuidar da casa
    Manutenção geral

  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Do you want a peaceful stay in touch with nature? Do you want to immerse in Spanish or Valencian / Catalan cultures? Do you want to do excursions through Spanish unknown countryside? Do you just want to have a good time and meet new friends? This could be your choice in either any of these cases.

    About language and culture, we would like to fix our broken English, and if you want to learn or practise, we also speak Spanish and Valencian-Catalan. We are also open to learn a bit of your language if your motherlanguage is another, and we are happy to share cultures, gastronomy, music, get fun, etc. Valencian Community is the region of paella so you will be able to taste the REAL PAELLA, the tasty Orxata drink, the not so healthy Carajillo, or Calçots typical from Catalonia. Here our mother language is Valencian, a Catalan dialect, but we also speak Spanish. So people in this zone speak both Valencian Catalan and Spanish as natives.

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    For people from Ukraine:

    If you are 1, we can take you around the province on weekends, but if you are 2, we will be missing this part due the lack of space at our car =( We can anyway suggest places where to go by your own.

    Of course, we can help you improving spanish language :)

    En español:

    La Comunidad Valenciana es la región de la paella, así que la paella auténtica sólo se puede probar aquí. De aquí también es la sabrosa "horchata" y el para nada saludable "carajillo". La lengua materna en esta zona es el valenciano, pero somos bilingües por naturaleza, no hay nadie aquí con quien no te puedas comunicar en español.

    Si eres 1 huésped, te podemos llevar por la provincia los fines de semana, pero si sois 2, no lo podremos hacer debido a la limitación de espacio en nuestro coche ahora que tenemos un bebé. De todos modos, siempre podemos sugerir sitios que podéis ver por vuestra cuenta.

    Por supuesto, ayudaremos en mejorar el español :)

  • Ajuda

    Ajuda

    We ask an about 3-4 hours of work for food and sleeping. Maybe 3 hours out, 1 hour helping Lara. The duration of work each day is not something fixed: no work on weekends! ​and for example if you do 7 hours one day, later you will have a day off besides the weekend.

    We have been parents some months ago and we need help with these tasks:

    - Making an extra woodshed and converting the current one into a small storage room (we need extra space, there is too many things and more now that we have a baby).
    - Chop the pruning for the next winter.
    - Remove the weeds.
    - Helping Lara with the house tasks.
    - A bit of carpentry with some chairs.
    - Maybe a bit of maintenance of a small vegetable garden.
    - Maybe building a small roof for the chimney.
    - Maybe preparing some cement to fix some stuff around the house.
    - Maybe painting indoor.

    You don't need experience with these tasks or using tools. You don't either need to be strong. But please, don't be afraid about using tools! If you don't know how to use some tool, Igor will show you, as well as some safety tips.

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    FOR PEOPLE FROM UKRAINE:

    We don't ask you for 3-4 hours a day for food and sleeping (as we do with not-Ukraine Workawayers). Just helping Lara with the house tasks is enough! Tasks like cooking, cleaning once a week, babysitting (playing with Leire and calming her down once in a while). If you are bored and want to help with some of the stuff out, then it is up to you, but it is not a required task for you.

    No pedimos 3-4 horas al día para comer y dormir en nuestro sitio (como le pedimos al resto de Workawayers). Con ayudar a Lara con las tareas de casa ya es suficiente. Tareas como cocinar, limpiar una vez a la semana y, por supuesto ¡cuidar del bebé que hemos tenido unos meses atrás! Somos padres primerizos así que necesitamos un poco de ayuda para poder avanzar con el resto, básicamente jugar con Leire y calmarla de vez en cuando. Si te aburres y quieres ayudar con alguna de las tareas fuera, es cosa tuya, pero no es un requisito para tí.

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas
    Catalan: Fluente
    Espanhol: Fluente
    Inglês: Intermediário

    Este anfitrião oferece intercâmbio de idiomas
    We are open to do conversations either in spanish and catalan. We would like to also speak in english whenever it is possible: Igor looks forward to get rid of his bad pronunciation. And you need a bit of patience with Lara, she wants to loose fear to speak in english :) ***** For people from Ukraine: English is not a requirement (it is to the rest of workawayers), but if you don't speak english, is necessary to speak some spanish so we can at least communicate :) Hablar inglés para que nosotros podamos practicar es un requisito para los workawayers habituales, pero no para gente de Ucrania. Si no hablas inglés, como mínimo algo de español para podernos comunicar. La comunicación es importante :)

  • Acomodação

    Acomodação

    Our home is isolated in the countryside. There is a fence around the terrain but we can leave the door open for whenever you want to go out for a walk around. Sometimes you will see someone working some field near the house, and once every several hours some car or some cyclist will pass by the track near the house. Closest town is Costur, of only 500 inhabitants. So expect to stay in a quiet place for better and for worse :)

    Despite being isolated, WiFi works properly here and we have both Netflix and HBO accounts you can freely use. There is also a bunch of books in spanish. Since the house is not big, this is unavoidable at the end: we can offer you entertainment with more interaction... We are always open to conversations, not only during meals, but whenever you want. There is also a collection of board games and a good variety of traditional couch multiplayer videogames... Yay!

    This is a stay for 1. We hosted a couple in the past, but since our baby is born there is not enough space in our small car for 5 due the width of the baby chair. One of the good parts of staying with us is, we enjoy showing you our region at weekends (hiking, taking you to towns, coast, etc). That part would be missing if you are 2 instead of 1 and we can't all go in the car due to lack of space. By the way, if you contact with us and write the word "pinneapple", we will know you are reading at least most of the description... This helps for example, to know that you are really interested, in case of more workawayers writting us.

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    For people from Ukraine:

    This stay is better for just 1 person*, but can be for up to 2 adults + a baby or a toddler (due to a health problem of our baby, she cannot be in touch with children who go to school).

    At the bedroom in the photo, we can place a sofa bed for 2, instead of the 2 separated beds if you prefer. It is up to you. Also, because our family and friends are kind, we have a bunch of stuff for babies which can be helpful for you, such as an extra crib, toys, and a lot of clothes.

    *The only handicap of staying more than 1 with us, is that we can't all go by car at the same time due we only have a small car. Anyway either Lara or Igor can take you (and pick up later) once per day to Costur or Alcora (a 10000 people town about 15 minute by car) where you can take a bus to Castellon (capital of our province, 170000 inhabitants).

    There is also 1 bicycle you can freely use whenever you want. The bad thing is that to get to the road you have to go 1km uphill along the track, but once you get to the road, Costur is only 2km away from there (less than 10min) and Les Useres (a 1000 people typical town) is 6km (20min).

    En español:

    Nuestra casa está aislada en el campo. Hay una valla alrededor del terreno, pero podemos dejar la puerta abierta para cuando quieras dar un paseo por los alrededores. Algunas veces verás a alguien trabajar en algún campo cercano, y cada varias horas pasará algún coche o ciclista por la pista. La población más cercana es Costur, de sólo 500 habitantes. Así que hazte la idea de estar en un lugar bastante tranquilo, para bien y para mal :)

    Nuestro espacio es mejor para 1 huesped* pero en la habitación se pueden alojar hasta 2 adultos + un bebé o niño/niña que aún no vaya a la escuela. Debido a un problema de salud de nuestro bebé, no puede estar en contacto con niños que vayan a la escuela al tener Leire las defensas bajas.

    En la habitación de la foto, podemos poner un sofá-cama para 2 en lugar de 2 camas separadas, si lo prefieres. Además, como nuestra familia y amigos son generosos, tenemos muchas cosas para bebé que te pueden ser de utilidad, como una cuna extra, juguetes y mucha ropa.

    Algo que debes de tener en cuenta sobre nuestro hogar, es que aquí no cocinamos carne ni pescado. Somos vegetarianos / veganos y esta casa es como un santuario para nosotros.

    *Aunque en la habitación haya espacio para 2, el único contra es que no podemos ir todos a la vez en el único coche que tenemos. Se trata de un coche pequeño, y al poner la sillita del bebé atrás ya no hay espacio para 3 sino para el bebé + 1 adulto. De todos modos Lara o Igor, os pueden llevar y recoger, una vez por día, a Costur (el pueblo más cercano) o Alcora (una población de 10000 habitantes a 15 minutos en coche) donde se puede coger autobús a Castellón (con 170000 habitantes, es la capital de nuestra provincia).

    También hay una bicicleta que puedes usar libremente cuando quieras. La pega es que para llegar a la carretera tienes que ir 1km por la pista hacia arriba, pero una vez llegas a la carretera, Costur está a tan solo 2km (menos de 10 minutos) de ese punto y Les Useres (un pueblo típico de 1000 habitantes) a 6km (20 minutos).

  • Algo mais...

    Algo mais...

    You are free about how to spend your spare time... If you want to sightseeing and you come with your own car, you can travel by your own and just use our home as the place to sleep, or you can spend the time with us if you feel right with it.

    If you are interested in going out with us:

    At weekends we can adapt to what you prefer: revisit the beautiful corners of our province as small typical towns, walk through the mountains in search of your inner self. Any plan in which we can take our baby with us, seems fine to us!

    If you prefer to visit places by your own, other common visits at our province and the times by car:

    The picturesque Vilafames at about half hour. The artistic Fanzara, and Benicassim at the coastside, both at about 40 minutes (to different directions). The big city of Valencia at 1 hour. And at 1 hour and half, the touristic towns of Peñiscola and Morella.

    If you are not coming by car, we can also take you to the station of Castellon where you can take a train either to Benicassim, Valencia or Peniscola.

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    For people from Ukraine:

    We can pick up you at Valencia train station, Manises (Valencia) airport, Castellon train station, or Castellon airport.

    About available transport here, (copying/pasting from another section) the only handicap of staying more than 1 with us, is that we can't all go by car at the same time due we only have a small car. Anyway either Lara or Igor can take you (and pick up later) once per day to Costur or Alcora (a 10000 people town about 15 minute by car) where you can take a bus to Castellon (capital of our province, 170000 inhabitants).

    There is also 1 bicycle you can freely use whenever you want. The bad thing is that to get to the road you have to go 1km uphill along the track, but once you get to the road, Costur is only 2km away from there (less than 10min) and Les Useres (a 1000 people typical town) is 6km (20min).

    En español:

    Os podemos recoger en la estación de tren de Valencia, el aeropuerto de Manises (Valencia), la estación de tren de Castellón, o el aeropuerto de Castellón.

    Como distracciones, nos gusta conversar durante las comidas y cuando te apetezca también :) Tenemos cuenta de Netflix y HBO para utilizar libremente, así como libros en español. Por supuesto también podemos ofrecer entretenimiento con más interacción: Una buena colección de juegos de mesa y videojuegos "multijugador tradicionales" (los de jugar con mandos en la misma pantalla, todos en la misma sala) a los que estaremos encantados de jugar :)

    Por si nos quieres acompañar, ahora en primavera nos gusta recoger espárragos por los alrededores y solemos hacer excursiones por la montaña.

    Sobre el transporte disponible (copiado/pegado de otra sección) aunque en la habitación haya espacio para 2, el único contra es que no podemos ir todos a la vez en el único coche que tenemos. Se trata de un coche pequeño, y al poner la sillita del bebé atrás ya no hay espacio para 3 sino para el bebé + 1 adulto. De todos modos Lara o Igor, os pueden llevar y recoger, una vez por día, a Costur (el pueblo más cercano) o Alcora (una población de 10000 habitantes a 15 minutos en coche) donde se puede coger autobús a Castellón (con 170000 habitantes, es la capital de nuestra provincia). Podemos sugerir sitios que podéis ver por vuestra cuenta.

    También hay una bicicleta que puedes usar libremente cuando quieras. La pega es que para llegar a la carretera tienes que ir 1km por la pista hacia arriba, pero una vez llegas a la carretera, Costur está a tan solo 2km (menos de 10 minutos) de ese punto y Les Useres (un pueblo típico de 1000 habitantes) a 6km (20 minutos).

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  • Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    Yes, why not! Even if we are a bit isolated, we installed an antenna for a decent WiFi connection. After testing the speed, it shows 10-15Mb/s download and 5-10Mb/s upload. ***** Si trabajas a distancia, incluso si estamos aislados, hay una conexión decente con una descarga de 10-15Mb/s y subida de 5-10Mb/s después de instalar una antena y hacer pruebas de velocidad.

  • Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Espaço para estacionar campervans

    There is no problem of parking here for campervans or whatever. We also have an old caravan here. ***** No hay problema en aparcar campers o lo que sea. Nosotros también tenemos una caravana vieja aquí.

  • Pode aceitar animais

    Pode aceitar animais

    Ask before, since we have 2 cats , so they may be scared. ***** Pregunta antes, ya que tenemos 2 gatos, por lo que se pueden asustar.

  • Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    2

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    Horas previstas

    3-4 hours a day, 5 days a week

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