Help us with maintenance, repairs and garden work in a small traditional house in the mountains, close to the sea in Andalucia, Spain



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  • Descrição


    Dutch child psychologist/Mindfulness trainer and a sketcher/painter, living in the Granada area, 20 minutes from the sea. I live on a rather remote piece of land where I grow avocado's and other fruit. Both the small house and the garden need some extra care.

    For me 'work away' has been about meeting people, making friends, trying to balance between giving and receiving. If you feel happy helping with work in the garden or general maintenance, I try to give back by talking about this area and the tipical customs, providing English tuition, give Mindfulness training or give a sketching workshop.
    You would work four hours daily and take two days off weekly. Of course you can arrange those hours and free days around to fit in with plans for small trips. All you have to do is communicate about it.

    If you are ok with sharing a room with others, or if you prefer to use a tent, or a hammock, you are welcome. Come and share my (rather small) house and help me to tackle the work that is still waiting. It would be wonderful if you have at least some practical experience. Please don't think 'how hard can it be' because let me tell you, garden- and maintenance work is hard, dirty, tiring but wonderfully rewarding work.
    The house is very basic, it is of the grid, with solar and gas for cooking.

    Spring is the best time of the year, warm but not hot, wildflowers, birds and butterflies everywhere.
    If you can come for Semana Santa (the week before Eastern) you have the chance to experience the famous and strange processions, very tipical for this region.
    Spring can be mild and sunny but also rainy and sometimes stormy, so do bring rainstuff with you, because we work no matter how the weather is. Also: nights are still rather cold, so don't forget warm sleeping gear.
    By the way: we share in the household chores. I make breakfast and lunch, but you would be asked to help cooking in the evenings.

    I hope to meet you soon,


  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Ajuda em projetos ambientais
    Projetos de construção/faça você mesmo
    Criar/cozinhar refeições caseiras
    Ajuda a cuidar da casa
    Manutenção geral

  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    In this part of the country you will have the chance to see how the local people live and work their land, far from the urban life in the big cities.
    You can learn about habits and customs, the do's and don'ts in this part of Southern Spain, and of course you can learn some spanish.
    This is the area where the tapas are said to originate from, you can go out and try the different free tapas in the bars with your drink.

  • Projetos que envolvem crianças

    Projetos que envolvem crianças

    Este projeto pode envolver crianças. Para mais informações, veja aqui nossas diretrizes e dicas.

  • Ajuda


    The work in the garden changes with the seasons of course. Right now therecleaning overgrown veggie beds, cutting and pruning, as well as making compost with the old weeds
    All volunteers are expected to help with the daily housekeeping and/or cooking.
    We just had two massive sandstorms, bringing in orange brown dust from the Sahara. I would love help with the cleaning.

  • Idiomas

    Alemão: Fluente
    Inglês: Fluente
    Holandês: Fluente
    Espanhol: Intermediário
    Francês: Intermediário

    Este anfitrião oferece intercâmbio de idiomas
    Having lived in Spain for many years, I can help you with the beginning of your journey to learn Spanish. However, my native language is Dutch (and I used to teach English here in Spain).

  • Acomodação


    The guest bedroom can house two or three people. You can also sleep in a tent, or in a hammock.

    The house is a small traditional two bedroom house, called a 'cortijo'. We have solar and a large pool. Please, do realise this is a very simple accomodation, so do not expect too much luxury. Sometimes we have problems with the electricity or with hot water.
    The garden, or finca, has tropical fruit trees, avocado's, oranges, figs, guavabe etc, so there is fresh fruit almost all year round.

  • Algo mais...

    Algo mais...

    The city of Granada is only 40 kilometers away, I would love to show you around, also at the world famous Alhambra. This area is special because of its Arab history, and you can see many large and small remnants. The Sierra Nevada near Granada are above 3000 meters, allowing for good mountain hiking, and skiing in winter. The foothills of the Sierra Nevada are close, the Alpugaras, with beautiful white villages. At the coast there is not much international tourism, but in summer a lot of Granadiens are escaping the heat and coming to the coast, so it is very lively then.
    If you are a rock climber you will have heard about the sheer cliffs of Velez de Benaudalla, and if you love nature you can enjoy the flora and fauna of this 'tropical coast' as this area is called.

    A note of warning: the summers can get very very hot, you'll need to live accordingly, be active in the early morning and/or early evening, and take more rest, drink a lot and keep to the shade during the very hot hours. We keep siesta, as do all the people in this area. Winters are not really cold, except at night, but you might want to bring a sweater, a coat and rainwear.

  • Mais alguns detalhes

    Mais alguns detalhes

    • Acesso à internet

    • Acesso à internet limitado

      Acesso à internet limitado

    • Temos mascotes

    • Somos fumantes

    • Pode hospedar famílias

  • Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    Due to some internet problems in this area, you would need to have your own connection and be able to live with a somewhat unreliable connection. It is not ideal, but doable. I do digital work myself.

  • Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Espaço para estacionar campervans

    If you have experience driving in the mountains, you will be able to get to my place with a motorvan without problems, it has been done before. Others prefered to park a little bit further down the road.

  • Pode aceitar animais

    Pode aceitar animais

    Pets are welcome, but I do have a rescue dog. He is friendly and he likes to play with other dogs, but he is not sterilized.

  • Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Mais de 2

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    Horas previstas

    4 hours five days

Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 934653629931