Nice farm of palm trees in rural Spain perfect location to learn Spanish and experience rural Spain , being in contact with nature and farming activities in the countryside.
We have a beautiful land completely covered on palm trees, there is an old tabaco barn that we are slowly converting into a rural house. my family runs a nursery garden in this town in the province of Toledo, not far from Madrid, we are now trying to finish the house as well as establishing and create the garden around the house, which is quite easy as we have all the plants and trees supplies and knowledge from my family business. I live in Madrid but every weekend I travel to my home town (only 1h 20 min drive) to do some work on my land, where my family lives. The idea is to host someone for short periods, who would like to spend some time in the country side doing gardening and farming work, and help us with the house renovation if needed. The land is completely outside of town and the nearest village is about 10 min bicycle ride, and 40 min walk. This is not a very big town, but the biggest close town is about 20 min bicycle ride (9 km) and has plenty of restaurants and life, it is an atypical town so there is no many tourists which makes it the perfect town to get to know the real Spanish culture. This experience is indicated for people who loves the solitude of the country life, and loves plants and want to learn more about it as well as practice Spanish. I have been teaching Spanish to foreigners while abroad, so I could also help in this area.
We didn´t felt comfortable at all. When we arrived Sarabel was sick and she didn´t know if it was because of COVID or not. This was a surprise for us and we would have expected to be told before so we could make our own decision on moving forward with the experience or cancel it. We slept on a big tent (cold at night, hot during day) with 2 other voluntiers (who were awsome people) but the matriz was really uncomfortable. The 1 bathroom we had for the 4 of us was 2 blocks away from the tent (didn´t have any lights at nigh). In addition to daily tasks, volunteers had to cook the mealsforhosts.
5 months ago
We stayed with Sarabel and Diego for only four days and we arrived at a complicated moment. Sarabel was feeling sick and worried about having covid (we only found out about it after we arrived), so we were not able to socialize with them that much. On the other hand, we got to spend some quality time with two other volunteers and we really enjoyed it 😄.
The house rules and tasks were clear. We help with trimming palm trees, setting up a tent for events, cherry picking and laying tiles.
The accomodations for volunteers were not what we expected.
5 months ago
Lamentablemente por el COVID-19 tuvimos que cancelar el viaje. Sin embargo en toda la parte previa a nuestra llegada, Sarabel fue una persona muy amable, atenta y siempre estuvo al pendiente, inclusive cuando el Covid empezó a poner la situación fea en España, ella estuvo al pendiente de nosotros. Nos encantaría poder completar nuestra experiencia cuando todo esto termine.
over 1 year ago