Hello, I am Ben. On have a small country-estate 3 km from the Atlantic coast near Sintra,Portugal, I rent 8 selfcatering units to tourists. Big wild romantic garden, swimmingpool, animals. I live here with my boyfriend Manuel ( ..& 2 dogs&6 cats...) but he has a job somewhere else during the day. Most of the things I do alone, for several tasks I work with locals (cleaning, garden-help etc.). But it means that I am quite house-bound and leaving the place is difficult, even for shopping. Somebody here so that I can go out to do things would be a big releaf. Thats why I am looking for help during the months june-september. Our guests are from all kind of nationalities. Mostly families with kids.
Helping with Tourists
As we are very popular, you will meet a lot of different people, with different background.
It is not a full time job, so enough possebility to explore this great region, there ia a lot to see /do &Lisbon is nearby or going to the beach from time to time (surfing/bodyboarding).
Help with all kind of odd jobs& repairs. Taking care of the animals (sheep,chicken,dogs, cats) watering the garden, keep the swimmingpool area tidy. Looking for someone to assisst when I go out shopping, some tasks show guests round and provide them info
There is always something to do. As we live quite isolated, a driverslicence is essential.
Portuguese,english, german,dutch, a bit of french
You will have your own unit with small kitchenet & toilet/ shower. ...At least 2x a week you can have dinner with us. The other days you are on yourself, depends on your plans and how well we get on. And as its really work, apart from the free accomodation I will pay you a small salary!
Explore Lisbon, Sintra, Cascais. Busstop on 500m from our gate with good connections during the day. Hiking/walking, surfing.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week