I´m Simone, a single middle aged person with rescued animals. I live in a small cottage in the countryside, somewhere below Lisbon. The region is known for cork oaks, pine trees, and black pigs. I am not native to Portugal, but have lived here since 1999. I´m looking for someone who can help me with the horses.
All the help is around horse care. Mucking out, but also field maintenance (pulling out weed), feeding, grooming etc. some riding is sometimes possible, depending on the person, but not necessary. The help concentrates around about an hour in the morning and an hour in the evening and the rest of the day you are free to go. It´s quiet country life, I have horses (they are in at night and out during the day), dogs and cats, chickens and ducks. You will have to get up at 7 or 8 in the morning, depending on the season. In the weekends you can lay in. In summer it´s custom to sleep a bit after lunch. Tempertures can reach around 40 ºC in June to September. Prefer short periods over longer stays.
They can enjoy Portuguese lay back country living, and get the buzz of the capital city if they want too. Get a taste of the Portuguese kitchen in restaurants (meals are 8-20 euro, including wine, dessert and coffee). Learn or better their English and/ Portguese. Learn about different horse breeds including the native horsebreeds.
Dutch, English, Portugese.
Own bedroom with queen bed, in a small cottage.
Nearest village 8 km. Beaches at 20-30 minutes by scooter. Other beaches by bus. Bus stop very near, but only 3 busses either way. Lisbon can be reached by train. Setúbal by bus and ferry. I have a bicycle available and you can borrow my scooter if you have a licence. I speak Dutch, English, Portuguese, some German and Spanish. Prefer a non smoker. LGBT welcome. I cook mainly vegetables with pasta or rice. I have eggs from my own hens. Cereal/bread for breakfast, warm lunch, tea with cookies/biscuits and bread for dinner. Fruit available all day.
Limited internet use. No TV. I have books you can read, in Dutch, English and Portuguese. Mostly thrillers and novels. I can bring books from the public library, but these are all in Portuguese.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
2-3 hours a day, weekdays
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