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Malaga
All Year: Yes
Area (ha):
Persons: 1
Category: Accommodation Business
Host ID: 9407
Country: Spain

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Last Updated: November 6, 2019

We are a gay couple who run a rural retreat-style guesthouse about 20 minutes drive inland from Torre Del Mar / Velez-Malaga.

In summer we take long-term volunteer `interns` to help with the general running of the guesthouse. Work includes cleaning, tidying the pool area and grounds, helping with guests, and serving meals.

In winter and spring we sometimes offer shorter-term HelpX placements to help prepare the grounds and guest studios for our summer season. Work includes clearing undergrowth, collecting / cutting firewood, gardening, rebuilding paths and walls, and cleaning and decorating inside and out.

We offer a high standard of food and accommodation in return for about 5/6 hours a day x 5/6 days a week of energetic help. We`re in quite a remote location so are not suitable for Helpers who prefer access to shops and bars, or who are wanting to learn Spanish, but you can use all the guesthouse facilities in your free time (gym, pool, jacuzzi, sauna, mountain bikes, etc.) and we have good fast WiFi if you bring your own computer.

We regret we`re unable to accommodate Helpers with complex dietary requirements, nor those travelling with children or pets.

Please see our website for more info, and get in touch if you`re interested.

reviews (32)
Helper: Hao-you Shih Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Taiwan Date: April 2, 2019
I stayed in Finca La Maroma for 2 weeks in March, 2019. It was totally a grea... view complete review

Helper: Yannis BACHA Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: November 7, 2018
I passed most of my summer holiday with Mark and Tom in their Finca la Maroma... view complete review

Helper: Cameron Drever Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: August 5, 2017
There are no words to describe just how truly generous and fantastic Mark and... view complete review

Helper: Alasdair Corbett Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: December 26, 2016
Mark and Tom were extremely welcoming and generous hosts. The accommodation w... view complete review

Helper: William Clarke Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: New Zealand Date: December 26, 2016
I recently worked with Mark and Tom at their beautiful Finca for three weeks ... view complete review

Helper: Yang Chan Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Taiwan Date: July 6, 2016
I was a little anxious with my very first HelpX exchange experience before I ... view complete review

Helper: Dominik Wittschiebe Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: April 9, 2016
Hey Mark and Tom and Hello readers of the profile! I spent 2 Weeks at finc... view complete review

Helper: Burkhard Lerch Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: April 6, 2016
Hey Mark & Tom, It was a very wonderful time with you. I liked the work very... view complete review

Helper: Marten and Liam Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: February 18, 2015
Mark and Tom are very welcoming and friendly. finca la maroma is absolutely g... view complete review

Helper: Robin manuel Koppensteiner Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Austria Date: January 17, 2015
I stayed at the finca for three weeks and had a very good time. In fact, cons... view complete review

Helper: Michael Elliott Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: October 3, 2014
I had a wonderful time helping Mark and Tom for the last 2 weeks. All ameniti... view complete review

Helper: Daniel Weiss Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: September 30, 2014
Looking back on my time here, I can honestly say that it was one of the most ... view complete review

Helper: Thomas and Kieran lee Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: August 31, 2014
We spent 6 weeks of the summer here as a couple on our first helpx experience... view complete review

Helper: Nikolaj Larsen Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Denmark Date: June 21, 2014
I stayed with Tom and Mark for 4 weeks from May 21 till June 15, and loved ... view complete review

Helper: Juan Carlos Badia Cabero Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: March 5, 2014
I spent 6 to 7 weeks with Mark, Tom and Nancy. It was everything I was lookin... view complete review

Helper: Julee Goldberg Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: February 11, 2014
I had a wonderful week in early January staying with Mark and Tom! They were ... view complete review

Helper: Jean and Dorian Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: December 23, 2013
If you like to work in a good atmosphere, eat good food, drink good wine, see... view complete review

Helper: Benedikt Schramm Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: December 14, 2013
Thank you Mark for a great stay! I spent 10 days here in December and had ... view complete review

Helper: Sean Lewis Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: July 18, 2013
Mark and Tom were absolutely wonderful to work for and spend time with!!! We... view complete review

Helper: Cassiano Luiz Mecchi Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Brazil Date: April 16, 2013
My 2-week helper experience at the finca was very positive. I had the chance ... view complete review

Helper: Jared Martens Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: March 31, 2013
Thank you Mark Tom & Nancy! I spent two weeks at the Finca in January and enj... view complete review

Helper: Travis Burke Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: February 12, 2013
I had a fantastic couple of weeks at finca la maroma. Tom and Mark are both g... view complete review

Helper: Brian Shea Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: January 21, 2013
Thanks so much to Mark, Tom and Nancy for a fantastic two week stay in southe... view complete review

Helper: Juan Andres Herrera Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: November 24, 2012
I spent a week with Mark and Nancy (their playful dog) in November and it was... view complete review

Helper: Martin and Martin Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Czech Republic Date: October 29, 2012
We spent two months here (September and October 2012). And we had great time.... view complete review

Helper: Jonathan Percy Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: August 30, 2012
I stayed with Mark and Tom for the summer season - about seven weeks in total... view complete review

Helper: Josh Burby Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: February 28, 2012
There is not a bad word to say about Mark, Tom and Nancy; and the tranquil Fi... view complete review

Helper: Nathaniel Timm Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: January 27, 2012
I greatly enjoyed my 2.5 week stay with Mark, Tom and Nancy. There is plenty ... view complete review

Helper: Michael Brinkworth Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: January 26, 2012
Thank you, Mark, Tom and Nancy! Helping out at the Finca was just the ex... view complete review

Helper: Gabriel Gustafsson Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Sweden Date: December 18, 2011
I spent two wonderful weeks with Mark and Nancy in winter when the finca wa... view complete review

Helper: Brian Wakefield Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: October 15, 2011
I stayed with Mark and Tom for an extended period over the summer helping the... view complete review

Helper: kamel yebka Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: May 2, 2011
I spent a wonderful week with Mark, Tom, Dave and Nancy terror! these are mo... view complete review

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