Homestay with big garden and close to nature in the Algarve, Portugal

  • Portugal
  • Bisher 234 mal gespeichert
  • Letzte Aktivität: 20 Sept. 2023



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  • Beschreibung


    I am living on a big property with a large garden where there is always something to do. I have got a dog and two cats; there is a swimming pool, a pond with lots of frogs, ... Since I am usually living on my own, the necessary work around the garden and house are easily getting too much and therefore I am very grateful for the occasional support by volunteers. It is mainly gardening I am needing, but can also be other tasks, such as painting, repairs, cleaning.

    We are in the middle of summer and it is too hot to do much work outside. However, my house needs to be painted from the inside. If you have some experience in painting and are looking for a nice place to stay in the Algarve, to relax at the swimmingpool after work... please get in touch!

    In September I am looking for volunteers who would like to look after my house, the dog and cats, the garden and plant, while I will be travelling for a week: 14. - 22.9.. Of course it will be useful to arrive here a few days earlier... If you like this idea and my beautiful place, please get in touch!!!

    Latest in November I will also be looking for help in the garden again, to get in ready for the winter...

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
    Hilfe mit Computer /Internet
  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    I myself like traveling and have seen quite a bit of the world. I was born in Namibia, lived in Germany for many years and now I am living in the Algarve for more than 20 years. I speak Portuguese reasonably well and am well integrated into the neighbourhood. I love the exchange with open minded volunteers coming from all over the world, introducing them into the Portuguese culture and showing them the beautiful surrounding I am living in.
    I am also a Shiatsu practitioner and love exchanging the one or other body treatment.

  • Arbeit


    Hello travelers in the Algarve

    It is useful when volunteers bring along some interest and experience with gardening
    Depending on the season the gardening usually means weeding, pruning, etc.; working the compost; in automn some help with the olive harvest might be needed.
    I might also ask volunteers to help painting or restoring garden furniture, gates, walls or alike; clearing and tidying might be another task...
    On a big property like mine there is always things to do and it also depends on the interest and experience of volunteers.


  • Sprachen

    Gesprochene Sprachen
    Deutsch: Fließend
    Englisch: Fließend
    Portugiesisch: Gute Kenntnisse
    Afrikaans: Grundkenntnisse

    Dieser Gastgeber bietet Sprachaustausch an
    Dieser Gastgeber gibt an, dass er dir gern seine Muttersprache beibringt oder selbst eine Sprache lernen möchte.
    Bitte wende dich direkt an ihn, um weitere Auskünfte zu erhalten.

  • Unterkunft


    Volunteers usually stay in the smaller part of the holiday house, the studio, which has a kitchenette and bathroom and volunteers can easily cater for themselves in the morning and during the day and enjoy some privacy.
    On working days I usually cook a warm meal in the evening which we share. Of course I am also happy if volunteers like to cook one of their favorite meals... During the weekends it depends on my schedule and the volunteers, if they do their own thing or if we do something together.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    The property is about 4km from the next town and very close to pure nature with lots of possibilities to walk and discover without the need of any transport. Cork trees are very typical in this region and there is a lovely river walk. Sao Bras de Alportel, the closest town is calm and pleasant, with lots of supermarkets, shops, cafes and restaurants. It is just a 20-30 min walk down into town. There is a bus going from Faro to Sao Bras and from there I usually pick up the volunteers. One can fly to Faro or to Lisbon and take a coach or train from there. I also have space to park your own van / caravan.
    Depending on the interest of the volunteers I like to take them to some beaches, the rocky coast or other interesting places in the Algarve.
    I have hosted many volunteers during the last ten years and it has usually been a great pleasure. I prefer taking on couples and / or volunteers who are happy to work independently, because I am not always able to work along. I need a certain amount of privacy and offer my guests the same - by supplying them with a comfortable self catering accomodation. But I am also enjoying the shared evening meals and talks, exchanging life experiences, ideas and philosophies.
    On the weekends it depends on the volunteers interests and my schedule, if they volunteers do their own thing, or if we do something together.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    Accomodation is usually in the studio (part of the holiday house) or in winter and if available, in the bigger apartment of the holiday house.

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Direkt vorm Studio (Unterkunft für Volunteers) gibt es einen Stellplatz. Yes, there is a parking place right in front of the studio.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal


  • ...


    Maximal 4-5 Stunden am Tag, 5 Tage die Woche

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