Eco Lodge Gipuzkoa, Spain

5.0
(14 reviews)14

Conoce Euskal Herria mientras ayudas en nuestra casa rural

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Connect with nature
11 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Immerse yourself in the local culture
10 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
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What you offer

25h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Kitchen Hand
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
Gardening
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
Cleaning
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Housekeeping
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
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What you get

2

Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Breakfast
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Lunch
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
Dinner
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Fast Internet Access
High-speed internet for you to work remotely
Dedicated Workspace
Specific space for you to work remotely
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Support
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Availability

Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Stay at least
4 weeks
Stay up to
12 weeks

The Experience

Es una casa rural tradicional ambientada al turismo ubicada en Azpeitia. Necesitamos voluntarios para colaborar con diferentes tareas según la temporada entre ellas el desarrollo y administración de nuestras redes sociales, la limpieza de las habitaciones, ayuda con el cuidado de un niño, mano de obra en la huerta y demás tareas solicitadas por el equipo. Nuestros horarios suelen ser flexibles según la tarea que se demande.

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Requirements

  • Fluent Spanish
  • Between 25 and 40 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or partners)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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14 Reviews

5.0

Host & Team

4.5

Hours & Tasks

4.5

Eco Lodge

4.5

Learning & Fun

4.5

How this experience will transform you

  • 11 Get in touch with nature
  • 10 Immersing in the local culture
  • 8 Meeting international travelers
  • 6 Meeting locals
  • 6 Learning about sustainability
  • 5 Developing environmental awareness

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 9 7. Affordable and clean energy
  • 7 6. Clean water and sanitation
  • 6 5. Gender equality

Ireland

5

My stay at the lodge was very tranquil and peaceful. Ana was very accommodating to anything I needed as a guest in her home and I enjoyed our time together. I was asked to do many jobs in any way I could help the community and I was glad to do it! Definitely recommend this experience to anyone looking for place to enjoy nature and peace. Thanks for everything Ana!

8 months ago


Ana replied

Dear Michael,

We wanted to express our heartfelt appreciation for your kind words and for the wonderful experience of having you as a volunteer at Baiolei. Your stay was indeed tranquil and peaceful, and we're pleased to hear that you found us accommodating during your time as our guest.

Your willingness to contribute to the community and your cheerful approach to various tasks were truly appreciated. Your positive attitude and eagerness to help made a significant difference.

We also enjoyed the opportunity to get to know you better and hear about your experiences. Your presence added a special touch to our community.

Thank you for recommending this experience to others who seek nature and peace. It means a lot to us.

If you ever decide to return, you'll always be welcome here. Once again, thanks for everything, Michael!

Warm regards,
Ana
baiolei.com

Chile

4

The experience was nice overall and the little towns are cute but there's not much really happening. It's good to disconnect from big cities and tourists and connect with nature. Great for biking around. Don't hesitate to contact me for further details.

10 months ago


Ana replied

Thank you Javier for the review, thank you for the recipes you made in our house, they were good times. I am very sorry not to practice English, it was difficult for me, and seeing that there were other tasks at home.... Many kisses and I hope we stay in touch

Bolivia

5

Mi experiencia en el alojamiento fue de mucho aprendizaje. Ana, Eder, Elene, Amets y Soula son personas que te hacen sentir como en casa, siempre atentos a enseñar y compartir. Es un lugar tranquilo y perfecto para cualquiera que quiera disfrutar los paisajes y la cultura vasca. Estoy muy agradecida con la familia por tan linda experiencia.

3 months ago


Ana replied

Daniela fue una voluntaria excepcional durante su tiempo en nuestra casa rural en Baiolei. Su actitud positiva, disposición para aprender y compartir, así como su amabilidad, dejaron una huella positiva en nuestra familia y en quienes visitaron nuestro hogar. Estamos agradecidos por su contribución y apreciamos su dedicación.

Argentina

5

Mi estadía en the lodge sin lugar a dudas me gustó mucho, desde el principio Ana, Eder, Elene, Soula y el peque Amets me recibieron súper bien, me hicieron sentir como en mi casa, realmente los aprecio mucho y tendrán siempre mi amistad, mi cariño y respeto. the lodge es perfecto si querés estar en contacto con la naturaleza, sumergirte en la cultura e idioma local y conocer pueblos cercanos, cerros y paisajes hermosos. Sin dudas recomiendo esta experiencia. Aah! Y el trabajo no es pesado, es solo ponerle empeño y dedicación.

6 months ago


Ana replied

Estimada Ana Paula,

Quiero expresar mi más sincero agradecimiento por tu tiempo como voluntaria en Baiolei. Desde el momento en que llegaste, tu energía y dedicación fueron palpables, y todos, empezando desde mi hasta el pequeño Amets, te recibimos con los brazos abiertos. Es un verdadero placer leer tus palabras llenas de cariño y aprecio hacia nuestra familia y comunidad. Tu disposición para sumergirte en nuestra cultura local y conectar con la naturaleza fue realmente inspiradora. Valoro enormemente tu recomendación y espero que mantengamos esta amistad y respeto mutuo en el futuro. ¡Te envío mis mejores deseos y espero verte de nuevo en Baiolei!

Con cariño,
Ana

Australia

4

Una magnífica oportunidad de descubrir la belleza del País Vasco y sumergirse en la naturaleza. La familia es acogedora y generosa y se come bien. La limpieza era sencilla y generalmente organizada. Por otro lado, me necesitaban para hacer tareas con las cuales no me sentía cómoda. Nos obligaron cuidar al niño que no se describía como actividad a realizar en WP. Esta era muy dura ya que incluía la disciplina y seguir el horario de la escuela; hacía más largo los días completos. Había una falta de transparencia sobre lo que constituía "trabajo" y lo que constituía "favores" para la anfitriona.

about 1 month ago


Ana replied


Querida Alice,

Antes que nada, queremos agradecerte por haber compartido tu tiempo y experiencia con nosotros en el País Vasco. Nos alegra saber que disfrutaste de la belleza natural de nuestra región y que te sentiste bien acogida por nuestra familia, además de disfrutar de la comida.

Lamentamos profundamente que haya habido malentendidos respecto a las tareas que esperábamos que realizaras. Nuestra intención nunca fue hacerte sentir incómoda o sobrecargada. Agradecemos tus comentarios sobre la falta de claridad entre las actividades definidas como trabajo y los favores personales. Esto nos ayudará a mejorar la comunicación con futuros voluntarios y ser más transparentes y específicos en nuestras descripciones y expectativas.

Nos gustaría pedirte disculpas por cualquier inconveniente que hayas experimentado y asegurar que tomaremos tus observaciones muy en serio para mejorar nuestra acogida. La experiencia de nuestros voluntarios es muy importante para nosotros y queremos que todos se sientan valorados y cómodos.

Te deseamos lo mejor en tus futuras aventuras y, si alguna vez decides volver, nos encantaría recibirte de nuevo, con una mejor y más clara organización.

Gracias de nuevo por tu contribución y por ayudarnos a mejorar.

Un cordial saludo,

Ana la anfitriona






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