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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 21 hectares
Persons: 4
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 24941
Country: Spain

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Last Updated: February 26, 2016

Lehman Brothers and the euro zone crash are contributing to the premature decrepitude of a lovingly restored Cortijo in the backwoods of Murcia, Spain. The house and grounds are falling into disrepair and need some loving care and attention that the owner/occupier no longer has the time to give. Originally conceived as a "wellness retreat" the property has been subject to neglect following fiscal turbulence. The property is located in a unique and tranquil location, surrounded by early Iberian settlements dating back thousands of years. Its nestled in the eastern foothills of the Segura mountains and national park, (although the roads to get there are quite convoluted!) and perfect for walking, mountain biking (its what its there for) and other outdoor pursuits...

The area is sparsely populated. This is not an area for evening parties at the local bar. If volunteers want some independence to tour the region they will need their own transport as there is no public transport within any reasonable distance. Nearest Train station is 50 minutes (Calasparra), nearest bus station 40 minutes (Caravaca de la Cruz) nearest Airport 1.5hrs (ALC or MJV) by car. Happy to collect and drop off from Plane, Train or Bus at the beginning and end of your homestay, but your travel arrangements whilst here are your responsibility; its easier that way!

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