We have a Villa with an apartment, cottage and a Yurt available for holiday guests to rent in 5 acres of countryside, 7 km from Portimao and 11 km from Monchique.
A HOUSE SITTING MATURE COUPLE WANTED FROM DECEMBER 3 TO DECEMBER 28 TO LOOK AFTER OUR PROPERTY AND OUR ANIMALS . WE HAVE A CAT AND DOG. WE NEED RESPONSIBLE, PEOPLE WHO LOVE ANIMALS AND EXPERIENCED IN HOUSE SITTING. ALSO A LITTLE GARDENING OR WEEDING TO HELP TIDY UP THE GARDEN. WE WILL PROVIDE A 1BEDROOM APARTMENT WITH CABLE TV, FREE WIFI AND HAVE SOME VEGETERIAN FOOD IN THE KITCHEN CUPBOARDS/FRIDGE. 2 BIKES TO USE. WE WILL SKYPE WITH YOU AND ASK FOR REFERENCES.
You will need to be friendly, hardworking, like working outside, flexible attitude and willing to help as a team to get projects finished. We provide you basic vegeterian food to make your own breakfast, and dinner. 9 am to 1 pm (LUNCH BREAK communal lunch) 2 pm to 4 pm. You will get 2 days off after volunteering 5 days.
You will stay in the caravan which has an outdoor kitchen and dining area and you have communal showers and toilets (hot water). TV and dvd player. There is free wifi, so bring your lap top, great hiking and walks near by , a large lake nearby, and a very friendly dog and cats.
There is a local bus service at the end of the track to Portimao on the coast with great beaches, restaurants, bars, cafes, shops etc and to the lovely green mountains of the old town of Monchique. A taxi will cost between €12-18. We have local restaurants nearby within a 10 to 15 minute walk. We have 2 bikes to use.
We ask that you have your own health insurance and give us a contact number of your next of kin in case of any emergencies. We only usually like to accept helpers who are willing to stay a minimum 2 of 3 weeks. We do not accept volunteers for one week because it takes two to three days to train. This is non negotiable, so please do not ask! Please once you decide to come, commit to your decision because it takes time and energy to organise volunteers accommodation and work and in the past we have had to write "no show" on the profiles of the volunteers who never arrived.
So if you are interested in spending some time with us, able to commit to the dates you can come, don't mind working hard when needed and want to have fun in the sun, in a cool, chilled out environment, can smile often and laugh lots then contact us. We have a strict no drugs policy and people who have problems with alcohol please do not come to us. Smoking is strictly outside only. We encourage a healthy, laid back vibe.. we are not a party animal kind of place.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help with Computers / internet
We need a volunteer couple to help with some building work such as building a compost toilet and shower and construction with a camp kitchen.
English, German, Spanish
There is a caravan to stay in, with a small camp kitchen, communal shower & toilets. Once you contact us we will send you more information and a booking form to complete.
We welcome vegeterian eaters as we do not provide meat but basic veggie food and fruit for you to cook yourself. If you want special treats, meat or expensive vegan produce we ask you to buy them yourselves.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Get to learn about gardening, eco building and friendly chat over lunch and enjoy a quiet peaceful environment in the countryside.
(max 25 hours) . 9 am to 1. pm , then 2 pm to 4 pm but you will get two days off after working 5 days.
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