Hello! We are a young Dutch family and since 2011 we are running a small campsite near Tomar in the center of Portugal.
Running a campsite is the best thing we've ever done! It's not a job, it's a lifestyle. We're living in a beautiful bubble and everybody is welcome to join us for a while. We find living here super exciting, the duties offer a great variety of tasks and being here is far from boring.
Working outside within a peaceful atmosphere, surrounded by nature, meeting new people every day. Maybe you will be next?!
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Being here, you will experience and learn all assests of running your own business. How to comunicate with the guests. Learn about organisation and effiency. Learn to work as a teamplayer. How to clean like a pro ;) Learn cultures, languages and habits of other nationalities. You will be part of the team, and really, it's good fun being here!
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This is what we are looking for:
All hands are welcome and no special skills are needed as long as you consider yourself as full of energy, enthusiastic, self-motivated, self-sufficient, in good physical condition and looking at the bright side of life... Keywords: responsible, open-minded, outdoors, no-nonsense, down to earth and love for people.
Jobs to be done:
We offer a great variety of work. Such as tidying up the campground, watering the garden, sweeping leaves, cutting grass, cleaning pool, doing shoppings, cleaning bar/reception/bathrooms, maintenance, animal care, creative/decorating projects etc. And if you have any special skills we are happy to hear so!
We are looking for people who can help us for at least a month, but longer if you wish to. So far we have the best experience with 6 weeks.
What we offer:
Your accommodation depends of the time of the year and availability; A caravan in the cold months or a large fully equiped family tent in the summer. You will have a private place to sleep and everything to make your stay comfortable.
Running a campsite is exciting and challenging. We are always busy with the guests and the camping, what we love to do. But this leaves us little time left. So that's why you will make your own meals. Next to the tent we provide our volunteers a small outdoor kitchen. We provide you the tools; gas cooker, fridge, pots and pans, cutlery, etc.
We offer the minimum wage in Portugal, which is 70,00€ per week in exchange for 20 hours of work. At the end of the day you'll get a free drink in the bar and daily fresh bread is on the house. Of course you can use all the facilities we offer at the campground (wifi, hot showers, washing machine, swimming pool, etc).
If you don't have your own transport, we can help you to get to the city Tomar. We have mountainbikes to explore the area.
The campsite is situaded next to the forrest for endless exploring. On walking distance you find a local café to practice playing Pool and talking Portuguese ;) Castelo de bode, a magnificent lake is on a short distance to take a swim. And Tomar - a charming riverside town- is super famous for it's history!
To get around, your own transport will be usefull. If not, there's a (poor) bus connection from the campsite to the city. When we go to town, what happens almost daily, you're welcome to come with us. Tomar is just 15 minutes by car and has everything you need, including a trainstation if you wish to explore more of Portugal.
Does this sounds good to you? Contact us for details! And maybe we will welcome you this summer in our Bubblicious Bubble?!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We have free WiFi everywhere with a good connection.
If you bring your own caravan/camper or tent, we provide you a pitch next to the volunteer basecamp.
This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.
4 hours per day, 5 days per week
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