The Monte is located in the Tavira Region eastern Algarve, where I own a small house and two yurts. I’m trying to create a beautiful garden of vegetables, oranges, almonds and herbs. Help is needed for gardening and fences. I know a lot about edible plants and herbs and would be happy to share my knowledge with you.
Helpers can stay in the yurts, what is a unique experience of being in contact with nature. The ocean is nearby, so its possible to go to the beach by car or bike if you are really sportive. The place is very quiet and calm. People should like this absence of noise.
Help with Eco project
I’m an author and teacher for literature, and I would enjoy discussing books with other readers. Also the life and nature in Algarve is unique. You can learn a lot about history and culture of southern Portugal and Spain. You can even learn some basic Portugues or German, my native language.
The main work is clearing land from plants, creating a garden and some help in woodwork would be good. If you are interested in staying at the Yurtgarden, please tell me what experience or interests you have.
German, French, Portuguese, English
You will stay in a yurt, this is an beautiful painted original mongolian tent. (See pictures)
The temperature inside isn’t different from the outside, so could be cold at night and warm during the day.
It is a very calm place. Please make sure that you like to hear only the birds and frogs. If you like to meditate could be the perfect place for you.
I’m a vegetarian, but sometimes I eat also fish, so its more or less flexitarian. Workawayers should accept to eat mostly vegetarian meals. Breakfast and lunch are included.
The area is very nice for walking and cycling. There are several lakes within 5 - 10 km and ocean beaches are about 20km away. The beaches are large, if you go to an island you can find always a calm place.
You can come by bike, but the area has many hills. So you must be fit to go to the beach by bike. From a small village 3 km away, there is a bus twice a day, to very nice small towns, Vila real and Castro Marim, where in August is a mediaval festival taking place. Another small town is Tavira, also 20km away. In all of this places you have free concerts in summer, museums and restaurants, cafes and a lot more to enjoy.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 3 hours in the morning from 9 - 12, 4 days a week