We are a couple who are striving to live sustainably. We have some solar which we use with the grid to reduce the electricity used. Jonathan has worked on free energy devices and installs solar power Jennie does spinning, knitting and sewing. We have sattelite internet. We have 2 donkey,3 cats, 1 goats, geese and chickens. No dogs. We do not smoke.
There is an opportunity for the right couple who want to settle in Portugal to build a home for themselves in exchange for help. Jennie has arthiritis in knees and hips bending and kneeling are difficult.
We live on the outskirts of a typical Portuguese village,only a couple of residents speak English an opportunity to practice the language and learn local skills, painting with lime wash base with tints, learn renewable energy, spinning, knitting. June is cork harvesting time.
We have now moved and have bought a house that is in the process of renovation, for which some help is required. We need to establish the gardening ready for the next planting season. The donkey ploughs.
English, Some Portuguese
We now have use of a neighbour's basic 2 bedroom cottage with water and cooking facility.
30 mins from the beach at Villa Nova Millfontes. Public transport is scarce, we have a car.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
5 hrs per day 5 days a week