Guest House Málaga, Spain

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Live In Caretaker/Cook needed for elderly man in Marbella Spain

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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Kitchen Hand
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
Choose the menu, pick ingredients and cook delicious dishes.
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Get free drinks or beverages.
Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
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The Experience

Caretaker/cook for my dad (he is 87) *lady of +35 years of age *driving licence *fluent English & Spanish *keep my dad company during meal times *be able to cook healthy meals (3 x a day) *do some light day to day cleaning *have a happy personality ;-) *commit to min. 1 month stay What we offer: *Private dorm and bathroom *free time between meals *All food/groceries/necessities paid for *dinners out/small trips where applicable

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  • Intermediate English and Intermediate Spanish
  • Over 35 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
4 weeks

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If you want to be explored you can go safely, if not, I don't recommend.
The lady started to be nice and everything looked good at first sight but at the first day of work we are told to work outside the hostage, few Kms with a driver and we had to work outside of the worldpacker hostage to a private house that is under construction, 5 hours of work painting or breaking walls and the lady would not let me even take a break for a cigarette, always telling me how to manage the working hours and wanting us to do work that was not meant to be done, at least outside of the worldpackers "villa"


Peggy replied

Wow Luis, I think you are exaggerating a little, don't you? I could say a few unfriendly things about your working attitude during the time you were here, but I won't go there. The reviews of the other volunteers speak louder than yours however, you may need to step up a little and pretend to actually be interested in having a volunteer job. It goes both ways Luis, and we were not very impressed with you, I think you know that. Still I gave you 4 stars to be nice but maybe I should have been more honest in my review about you and left you only 1 star too?


It was my first experience with worldpackers and it was better than i expected. Tasks i got were not hard. Staff there was firendly and helpful. I was lucky to be there. I would definitely recommend El Cortijo de los Caballos to everyone.


Peggy replied

Thank you very much Julia, it was lovely to have you, good luck with everything!


I’ve loved every minute of the time spent here. For the first time in my life, I could disconnect completely from my “real” stressful life.
The Worldpackers team had an amazing villa just for them, with private pool, kitchen, living and dining room endowed with all the domestic appliances, bicycles, even barbecue.
The work is easy and fun. Peggy, her staff and the other Worldpackers were friendly and always willing to help.
The Cortijo is located in a safe area between Marbella and Estepona, both reachable by bus.
I recommend this experience from all my heart!
Thank you all!


Peggy replied

Thank you so much Corina, you are a lovely lady and we would be very happy to have you back any time, take care and good luck!


The place is amazing! Manolo is a very nice guy, always trying to make our day better. Alejandra is a sweet "boss" who's always there to help. Peggy has built an empire, the Cortijo is a place where the guests gets very comfortable events and I felt at home, I'm pretty sure that the guests felt like that as well.
Peggy is a really good host, she tries her best to help with all the needs and to keep all the worldpackers confortable. She is always avaliable to talk and answer us very quickly. The job is easy and fun. I'm very grateful I could be part of the cortijo family and loved every day


Peggy replied

Thank you Kerilin, i appreciate your kind words :-) It was a pleasure to have you in our team and I would be happy to welcome you back any time, you are a good worker and always have a lovely smile on your face, take care!


It was amazing expérience,thank you Peggy and Manolo. This is my last day but i go with the certainty that I return with my luggage full of knowledge. It was very gratifying to learn how a hotel of this size works. Thank you for your affection and for receiving me so well.


Peggy replied

You are very welcome Nathalie, it was a pleasure having you here, all the best to you! ciao :-)

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