Join in learning together in a sustainable ,ecological direction. Algarve, Monchique.



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  • Description


    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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity 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

    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.

  • Help


    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

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Intermediate
    German: Beginner
    French: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    WiFi available
    Hot showers and meals in the house
    Breakfast + 2 meals a day and access to kitchen.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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..

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    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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

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    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

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Host ref number: 229217392786