Help at a vegan household on São Miguel, Azores Islands, Portugal

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  • Last activity: 25 May 2024



 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks



  • Description


    Short summery:
    - Accommodation for
    - 3h/day, 5 days/week of physical work
    - min. stay 3 weeks
    (please read the whole profile before you contact us)

    Hello everybody!

    we are Sabrina & Thomas, welcome on our Workaway Profile.
    We trying to give you here a good impression of what you can expect at our place on São Miguel. So please take the time to read the profile completely, in best case before you message us.

    When you contact us, please mention:
    - for what timeframe/dates you want to join and
    - why you think you would be a good fit.
    If we have the space and also think you would be a good fit, you will get a bunch more information :)

    Please be aware, we usually plan not much in advance.

    Sabrina & Thomas

    PS we keep our availability up to date:
    - green: we have at least one more place free, but maybe not for the whole month.
    - yellow: we do not plan that much in advance, or have only some days available.
    - red: we have no availability at all.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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

    As we aren't local by our self, we can't offer you a Portuguese, cultural exchange by our self. But there will be most likely other Volunteers, friends, visitors or even family around from all over the world, to get a width cultural exchange anyway.

    About learning, it depends a lot, how long you will stay and how fast you learn. If you stay longer, there a for sure quit some opportunities.

    About socializing:
    In average we host only 2-4 Volunteers at the same time, but often we have also friends, family and guest around with you can hung up. Beside of that, we are kind of busy with our own life, but also happy to spent some time with you, by sharing dinner, play beach volleyball or cards together ;) In total there is space for up to 15 ppl.

  • Help


    Things to be done (please be aware, that this are only examples, and not a list you can pick what you like to do):
    - plastering
    - painting
    - digging
    - planting trees
    - create a garden and terraces (=digging)
    - help in the ready part garden (weeding, watering..)
    - cleaning (floors, windows, dishes, laundry... it's a big house)
    - building a pool/spa (mixing concret.)
    - cutting grass
    - work with wood (eg sanding, painting..)

    We also looking for an artist with experience in big murales.

    we recommend to bring your own working gloves and proper boots. Please be aware, that you can get very dirty and that you have to work sometimes outside even when it rains (we have almost zero work to do inside and it rains here often).

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    We have to learn Portuguese, we can help with italien, german and english

  • Accommodation


    - it's very likely that you have to share a bed-room with other volunteers/guest (3 or4 beds). If you need/want a privat room, ask in the request about the possibilities. Bed linen will be provided, also a towel if you need.

    - in total there are at least 2 bathrooms you can use
    - hot water, mirrors, lockable...
    (please keep them also clean by your self and save hot water)

    - there are two ready to use kitchens, one in the guesthouse and one in main house.
    - please: no animal products (only vegan)!*
    - please keep the kitchens clean, nobody wants to feel like your mother ;)
    - all meals you have to organize by your self (it's not included)
    - the tap water is good and drinkable

    - If you smoke, please only outside, no smoking inside, also not "at a open windows" in your room. And always collect your cigarette butts!

    *This place does not allow any food or beverages that contain animal products
    - including any dairy product, eggs, honey, meat, fish... This will be strictly upheld and your understanding and compliance is much appreciated. We hope to dazzle open-minded volunteers with a surprisingly wonderful vegan experience.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    we are open to any kind of personality, as long you are really motivated to get things done and have some life-experience (in best case 25+).

    For long term volunteers special arrangements can be made.

    In your off-time you can do:
    * If you are mobile by your own, you can do for sure more things but there is also good public transport...
    - hang up at the beach, public pool (20min walk)
    - explore the town or make a day trip to Ponta Delgada
    - use the indoor slackline and boulder wall
    - play dart
    - play table tennis or basketball
    - explore the surroundings / go hiking
    - do yoga, meditate, read, relax in a hammock
    - go swimming
    - do board or card games
    - visit waterfalls or hot springs
    - ...

    The closest village is Povoação ~ 15 min to walk, where you can find everything you need. But the closest shopping or bar is just ~5min to walk.

    BE AWARE: We can't offer a daily shuttle service (:

    The best way to get here from the airport is to take a shuttle (10min) or walk (40min) to Ponta Delgada, from where you can take a bus (2h) until "Povoação". Or if you can afford it, take a rental car.

  • 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 have a pretty good fiber optic connection

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    If they are good with others, as we have one little dog and 5 cats by our self

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    3 hours a day (max 15 hours, 5 days/week) weekend free

Host ref number: 164949546469

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