Join us and help with dog walking, painting and renovating a 300yr old farmhouse in the mountains, where the Algarve borders the Alentejo




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  • Beschreibung




    We live in a 300 year old farmhouse with 52 acres on the edge of the beautiful Monchique mountains where the Algarve borders the Alemtejo. We have seen bonelli's eagles, herons, storks, fox cub, deer and once a family of otters. Wild boar live around here but they are shy so you only see the footprints by the lakes.

    After spending eleven years in Cyprus we came here in 2009. We brought with us twelve dogs and three cats. Since then we’ve sadly
    lost them all but gained many more including 3 goats, chickens, ducks and a tortoise! Right now we have 6 dogs, 4 cats and some chickens.
    We made many improvements to the property when we first arrived. We did pretty well all of this ourselves. We are getting on a bit now and thus not as able as we were and we seem to achieve much less than we did!

    We are easy going and flexible. We like to meet people from all walks of life and have also travelled internationally. Although it's peaceful and rural we love the contrast so three or more times a week we drive to the West Coast, Portimao, Silves or Monchique. The local train station is just down the road where its easy to get to lots of places in the Algarve and to Lisbon. There is also a bus from the village.

    We have a pool which is great in the summer, you’d be welcome to use it anytime expect when holiday guests are using it. The beaches on the south or west coast are 40 minutes away. The West Coast beaches are very popular for surfing.

    Barragem de Santa Clara is nearby. It is one of the biggest lakes in Portugal, great for hiking, swimming, watersports or enjoying a traditional Portuguese lunch/dinner at the Santa Clara Country hotel.

  • Arten von Arbeit

    Arten von Arbeit

    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Hilfe bei Kunstprojekten

  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    We are both very practical people and although we hope workawayers will have some skills when they come here, we hope that we can add to them.
    We are great conversationalists and have had some very interesting talks with people from all over the world, exchanging views and information about our respective countries.
    It has been a joy for us meeting so many people some of whom we consider lifelong friends now.

  • Arbeit


    - Help taking care of our gorgeous dogs: they love cuddles and walks.

    - Cleaning, painting, gardening etc

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    Gesprochene Sprachen


  • Unterkunft


    We are fortunate to live in a beautiful area, perfect for writers, artists and nature lovers. Accommodation is in a comfortable double room in our three hundred year old farmhouse. There is a shared bathroom next to it.
    We used to put workawayers up in a self contained cottage in the grounds but many workawayers have treated it very badly and it's main purpose is as a holiday let and thus regretfully we have decided to use it only if necessary.

    We provide three meals a day. Breakfast is normally toast, muesli or fruit. Lunch is usually a sandwich, salad or soup. Dinner is often pizza, wraps, pastas, baked potatoes, salad, veggie curry or another vegetarian meal. We don't provide snacks etc. We don't provide fizzy drinks and beer or wine routinely.

    We live on a pension and cannot tolerate waste or extravagance in any form. Workaways must use electricity and water with care. Water is a particular problem here in Southern Portugal where we go without rain for months.

    At the moment we are not able to accommodate families with children. We have found that it is not always easy for workaways to concentrate on the job in hand and look after children and currently we have no suitable accommodation.

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    Was noch ...

    At the point that workawayers agree to come here we will ask for their telephone number, home address and emergency contact number and we will provide ours. When they arrive we will ask for proof of identity. This is for the security and peace of mind of us all.

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  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal


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The courtyard at the front of the house...
Guest bedroom...
Front of the farmhouse...
So many beautiful walks...
Little seaside fishing village...

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