My name is Anne (Irish Anne) and I've been living on the sunny south side of Picota mountain in Monchique, for the last 34 years. Enjoying it's wilderness, fruits, isolation, quietness and views! Went from van to tipi to house.
Reared 3 wonderful children and I am still here after all these years and loving it.
There are always things to do in the vegetable garden and around the farm. No day is the same, nature and the animals have a way of surprising us.
We are still helping establishing young fruit trees, replanted after being hit by forest fires in 2018 and especially this spring , also protecting them against damage from the wild pigs.
We continue alongside wonderful nature to bring life back to the mountain and having fun watching things grow.
Got some ideas for some projects, so some building skills would be very welcome.
Nowadays it's me, 2 dogs, 2 cats and 2 sheep and all my wonderful neighbors!
Being a local yoga teacher, joining my classes will be fun and also sharing cooking and eating tasty vegetarian/vegan meals.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
Learning pruning and planting and of course if desired beginning or deepening yoga practice and learning new culinary skills.
I am a very social person, so integrated in the local community, which makes it easy, as a visitor to get in touch with the Portuguese way of life and all the various cultures in the surrounding areas, through the many different nationalities living here.
Cutting burnt trees and scrubs, planting trees and fruit trees.
Knowledge of using machinery would be a bonus, especially chainsaws and strimmers. ( especially over the Spring and Summer months)
Repair of terraces and walls damaged by wild pigs
Weeding, & Planting
This host offers a language exchange
This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
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Hot showers and meals in the house
Breakfast + 2 meals a day and access to kitchen.
Plenty of opportunities for hiking as
Local town of Monchique is 8 kms / 1,hr away. Lots of multicultural events taking place and lots of interesting people of all ages in the town and surrounding hillsides..
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.
This host can provide space for campervans.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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