Family looking for another family's help in Igarei, Portugal



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    Hello we are a friendly family of 3 and a puppy. I'm portuguese, my name is Inês I went tothe UK to study and ended up staying for 14 years in total. I'm an Industrial Designer, very creative, love permaculture, wild life, nature, eco design, ioga, meditation, dance ... My husband's Dan he is hard working, friendly, very creative too, loves listening and talking about music, literature in whitch he has a degree on. We have a lovely 6 year old daughter that is very kind, helpfull, creative, extremelly loving and carying for all living things and a Castro Laboreiro puppy dog that is 2 months old and is a real cuttie, playful and happy.
    We arrived 4 weeks ago from the UK to live in my mum's property here in Portugal to start our own business. The property has been closed for the last 4 years and there is a lot ofwork to be done before we can start. We are only 2 with not too much money and we need help.

    P.S- I unfortunatly been diagnosed with ostheoarthritis and ostheophytes in my cervical and I struggle to do many things. So it is quite overwhelming the work for us.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You could learn Portuguese language, culture, food, you can practice your English too if you like, you can enjoy this stunning area of Portugal with wonderful history and places to visit, you can practice bike riding very popular enjoy the thermal waters good for anyone but wonderful for people with asthma and bone problems. You can learn how to meditate, enjoy the sun have a laught, be relaxed and enjoy good company.

  • Help


    We need so much help in so many different ways, that feel free to contact us if you can help with any of it.
    We need help building a permanent greenhouse and chicken coop, we need to apply tarmac on an outside wall to seal it from water, we need help with our garden that is getting too overgrowned and our organic veggie patch that is reasonably big, we needhelp in the cleaning house, making maintenance repairs and making it ready to receive ioga classes, meditation retreats and much more. We wokuld like to be intouch with people that know about ioga, tantra, permaculture and building.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a bedroom that can accommodate easilly a family of 3 access to shower, sink and toilet. This bedroom is in our property but not inside our house as it is a future renting room. This is a 6 rooms house but three are private, one is for renting to paying guests, and the other 2 and breakfast room need help with.
    We have a big garden where a child can play safely.
    Feel free to enquire us.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The area is so rich in activities, swimming pools, horse riding, treking, cycling, car museum, one thermal waters, gastronomic festivals, summer festivals, architecture, montains, wild life, bird watching, well the possibilities are endless believe me.
    We never had volunteers before but we are here recently too and we are discovering it little by little every day and we love it!
    We provide:
    We will give preference to a family of 3 with a child around the same age as our daughter (6), you will have your private bedroom and bathroom and share with us the big kitchen dinner. We will provide as well continental breakfast and dinner.
    We expect:
    Five hours of help from both of you with anything you can help us with and preferably in the morning till lunch due to hot weather in the afternoons. That can be more or less giggled around if need be.
    We might be forgetting something as it is our first time but please contact us for enquiries.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 161189216923