- Camino(s) past & future
- CF-Finisterra-Muxia 2017; SK Camino Kosiče-Levoča Oct 2017; El Norte March 2018; Ingles (Nov 2018)
Two new doors in my life have opened almost simultaneously: I recently stumbled across the ad for the sale of Casa Camino Riego in Riego del Camino on the VdLP and a week later I was approached about selling my current place in Slovakia. I have been contemplating relocating to Spain for the past year and I'd like to give back to the camino in a small way. I have no plans for an albergue as a business but more of creating a home that I can share with the odd stray pilgrims to stay and share a meal with me. The Casa Camino Riego is on the market and is apparently legally registered with the Ayunamiento and can be registered as a Casa Rural. It is apparently liveable immediately. I have not walked the VdLP yet but its location is good (between Zamora and Tábara or after Montamarta ie. Stage 22/23). It was run by 3 young female volunteers for 2017 and met with sufficient success. I'm fluent in Spanish, am retired, have walked 2 full caminos and will walk the Ingles in November and planning the Salvador-Primitivo in 2019. I've read all the posts here regarding running an albergue, living in Spain (which I did, 2 years in Barcelona) so I'd appreciate specific feedback regarding this potential future home/small donativo, re the VdLP during off season, etc. Im a bit different from others here looking to run an albergue because my intention is to live in Spain (I have an EU citizenship) and if near a camino open my home to a few pilgrims in need. I will not finance my daily life in Spain by the donativo income. Thanks in advance for feedback or any other suggestions.