Help out with our garden and horses at our beautiful quinta in the algarve countryside, Portugal



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  • Description


    We live in a beautiful quinta in the algarve countryside, with about 8 acres of gardens and paddocks, and a pool. We have 4 dogs of our own, and sometimes a few friends dogs in the garden. I have 3 beautiful gentle horses, who we ride often. I am 57, and English, and my husband is 73, and Irish. My goodness, that sounds old and we are NOT old

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can learn about animal care, horse riding, driving the quad or the Land Rover, maintainance of a large property with many olive, carob, fig, almond trees.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    We are looking for a single person or couple, To help with cutting back our garden, ( being able to handle a chain saw would be very helpful) and occasionally helping to look after the animals. A love of the outdoors and animals is a must ! You must be able to look after yourselves in the kitchen as we are often not around at mealtimes.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    We have a self contained annex available, with queen size bedroom, lounge, bathroom and kitchen, Wi fi and English TV.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in the countryside, an oasis of calm, but only 10 minutes to the village , Guia, which has many bars and restaurants, shops and a post office. A jeep is available to you, as are bikes. We have a lovely pool, and the beaches are 15 mins drive away, or a 40 minute cycle. You must be confident and self sufficient, and happy to cook for yourselves. Sometimes I will cook for everyone, I love it, and used to be a chef!
    I run a small kennels and cattery, but the workaways are not expected to help in any way in this venture.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We now have fibre internet, speeds 70gb and up.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have space for your camper van, and your own apartment in the House for your use.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    If they are well behaved. Cats not a good idea because of the dogs here.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

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