Discover the Eastern Algarve

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    My name is Marie, I'm french and I have been living in Portugal for 25 years, I run 3 holiday homes in Quelfes, near Olhão in the Algarve.

    Situated in the countryside, which has sea views, in a calm and charming environment which is about 6 km from the large white sand beaches. The region is still authentic, away from the mass tourism.

    I look for a person who has already experience in house maintenance, especially making beds, washing, ironing, using vacuum cleaner, sweeping etc….

    I provide a good accommodation - your own double room with linen, towels, and washing facilities for your clothes.
    You can use my kichen with all the basic ingrédients.
    In return I’m looking for 2 hours of work per day (14 hours /week)
    The work has to be organized around the arriving/leaving and the presence of guests.
    There is a bicycle which is available to explore the local area.
    I'll take you to the wonderful market in Olhao to buy cheap fish, vegetables, fruits etc...

    We would like to host adults from 25 years old

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Help


    The tasks consist of helping with general maintenance of the houses. Washing, ironing, sweeping etc...

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    French, German, Portuguese, English, Italian.

  • Accommodation


    In an independent double bedroom with private bathroom .

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Olhão is at 5 km and has good amenities and communication links to the east and west Algarve via bus, train where you can take the bike with you.
    It is a fascinating town with winding narrow streets, flat-roofed houses which give it a Moroccan flavour.

    It has a Saturday market which we never miss, it is famous for its large choice of fish, locals fruits and vegetables. The sandy islands parallel to the coast offers wides and wild beaches
    I'll be happy to supply much more information when you are here !

    Citizens of EU should bring their current European Health Insurance Card.
    If you from outside the EU you must have valid medical insurance.
    I would like to verify all volunteers ID and health insurance on arrival.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    As we work only 2 hours per day there is plenty of time to discover the region.

  • ...

    Volunteering hours expected

    14 hours /week/person

My Photo Album

Sun down
Moon rising
Street of Estoi
JC picking up caroubs !
The light tower of Farol
Laura and Unai in July 2012
Boats of Fuseta
At the Olhao market
Olhao with two markets

Host ref number: 322154791479