Malgrat de Mar
All Year: Yes
Host ID: 31533
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Last Updated: June 4, 2018
Hi! my name is Richard and I live with my daughter and my beagle Mats in at the Costa Brava (Costa Maresme) in the centre of the nice village of Malgrat. A non-touristic and lively village. My daughter, Jules is 7 and she goes to school here.
I work as a property manager (my own business), so I take care of other peoples properties and I am working on new concepts in the wellness and well-being market.
Besides the property management (mostly called holiday rentals) I am working with a Dutch friend on a portal for the wellness and well-being hospitallity industry. For this project i am looking for help with the marketing; finding and connecting wellness locations.
Before I came here I traveled with an old camper van in Scandinavia and Europe and have been on some house sitting jobs helpx type jobs myself.
The tourist industry is growing again and there is a need for taking care "the Dutch way" of properties.
Who am I? Non-smoker, I enjoy life!, open minded, organized (sometimes!), calm, always trying to help other people and I enjoy meeting new people, making friends and creating ideas, brainstorming.
I like to talk about the world, with good company, enjoying cooking, having a beer. For my it is very important that everybody is happy!
The work (what is work? It can by; helping around the house or it can be working on the ideas and developing and maintaining the websites and the beagles needs to be walked and taken care of.
Everything we do has to be planned "around" the daily program of Jules, my daughter. She is the most important job in the house.
We organise a schedule to divide the normal household duties; like in your own home.
And last but not least; be creative and help building the business. If you know how to work with WordPress, social media and/or if you have relevant knowledge, like building app's, marketing, networking, you are very welcome.
What’s to do in Malgrat?
You can hike and bike, mountains and lots of nature just around the corner.
Go to the beach, surf, kiting, sailing, swimming, diving, running, the beach is enormous.
There is a well equipped gym with an indoor and an outdoor swimming pool (own expenses).
Language courses; lots of possibilities (we can talk about expenses)
Lots of cultural locations to visit. Barcelona is 1 hour and 20 minutes by train (5 € to get there and 5 € to get back), beautiful train ride direct at the coast.
Here in Spain we work 6 days per week but in principal we relax in the weekend.
If you are studying, or have an interest in the tourist industry in Spain then this is a good experience for you.
Any experience with (internet) marketing, or other related experience is welcome. Maybe you have an idea you want to work on.
Besides building a business there can be from time to time work in the properties, which can be; gardening, maintenance, cleaning etcetera, like you do with your house.
Jules mother (Sabine) lives nearby and we organise who is taking care of Jules and when.
I speak Dutch, English, German and basic Spanish. If you speak (some) Spanish it is a plus. It is a good place to learn the language.
You will have your own room, I have a car, a scooter and a bike which we can share. The beach is 5 minutes walking. Nice bars all around. Malgrat is a real Spanish not so touristic village with a rich cultural life all year.
Interested? questions? ideas? suggestions? please ask!
Richard, Jules, Mats.