Help with garden maintenance and DIY near Serpins Lousa, Portugal




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  • Beschreibung


    We are a mature, active couple from Britain and came to live in Portugal about eleven years ago. We are generally busy most days with garden maintenance and the usual household tasks. We have two smallish, friendly dogs.

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten

  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    This area is extremely peaceful but offers the opportunity to explore Portugal and learn about its people, their customs and history! The population is mixed and local towns have plenty of bars, restaurants and other attractions.

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    Projekte mit Kindern

    Dieses Projekt schließt möglicherweise den Umgang mit Kindern ein. Mehr Informationen findest du in unseren Verhaltensregeln und Tipps hier.

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    Large garden set in 2 - 3 acres (1+ hectare) at the edge of woodland/forest combination of edible crops and decorative areas. A few years ago we started converting two old stone houses into a modern dwelling suitable for our own living accommodation and offering as a venue for small retreats and sometimes B and B. We try to manage the gardens and house as ecologically as possible with solar power and wood -burning'recuperador' for hot water and using the minimum of sprays/pesticides in the gardens (working on eliminating them altogether eventually!) There is a continual need for basic garden maintenance, the dreaded weeding, strimming, pruning, planting and so on! Skills with and knowledge of light garden machinery use and maintenance would be an asset for us! There may be other DIY, light building jobs needed from time to time as well!

    Obviously the type of work and intensity varies according to the time of year and the weather patterns, but generally speaking there is always basic gardening to do, so good to be strong enough and willing to dig tree/shrub planting holes, pull weeds out by the roots thoroughly as well as knowing the difference between weeds and cultivated plants in addition to any other gardening skills you may have would be desirable.

    Sometimes Isabel would appreciate a break from the everyday routines of keeping house and putting good wholesome food on the table, so help in these areas would also go down well with us!

    We are the first house in a small village of about 40 families surrounded by rolling hills and close to beautiful countryside, great area for walking, cycling, fishing, river swimming and generally exploring. The nearest town is just 4kms from us with transport links (local buses) to larger towns and cities like Coimbra, Lisbon and Porto.

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Englisch: Fließend
    Spanisch: Gute Kenntnisse
    Französisch: Gute Kenntnisse
    Portugiesisch: Gute Kenntnisse

  • Unterkunft


    We offer a twin-bedded room and the use of your own bathroom. There is normally good internet service as we now have fibre-optic connections to the house. Hot-water supply is from solar panels during the Summer months and gas or wood -fire at other times. Our drinking water is from our bore-hole and is generally excellent. Unless you want to 'do your own thing', generally you would eat with us as a'family member'.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    The University City of Coimbra is about 40 minutes drive away (a little longer by bus) and is an excellent kicking-off point for getting to know what Portugal is all about. There are good tourist information centres in the City and you will have no problem finding places to visit in the area!

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    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

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      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

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    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 939673124642