Help with general maintenance and discover the Eastern Algarve, Portugal

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  • Description

    Description

    My name is Marie, I'm french and I have been living in Portugal for 30 years. I run holiday homes in Quelfes, near Olhão in the Algarve.
    I live in the countryside, with view on the sea. It's a calm and charming environment, only 5 km away from the large white sand beaches. The region kept its authentic vibe, away from the mass tourism.

    You will be living in one of my guest house: with bedroom , bathroom , kitchen and toilet.
    I provide all the basic ingredients (salt, oil, coffee, tea, spices, rice, noodles etc..) but you will have to cook for yourself. At the market in Olhão you can buy fresh and local fruits, vegetables, fish/meat for reasonable price.
    I provide the bed sheets, towels and you can wash your clothes.
    In return I ask of 15 hours of help per week and per person. .

    The scheduling of the hours of help will depend on the weather, arrival/departure or presence of the guests and your own preference. When possible, I am flexible with hours.
    There are 2 bicycles, you can use them to explore the local area or even further (you can bring them with you on the train).
    My place is difficult to reach by public transport, therefore I give priority to people with their own car.
    Please note I’m a French-speaking, so if you're looking for an immersive Portuguese language experience, this isn't me !

    I am looking for a couple age 23 or more.
    Citizens of EU should bring their current European Health Insurance Card.
    If you are from outside the EU you must have valid medical insurance.
    I will verify all volunteers ID and health insurance on arrival.

    Looking forward to meeting you. Don't hesitate to write me if you need more information.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Due to the corona virus many events, like music in the bars and public places are restricted.

  • Help

    Help

    The tasks consist helping in cleaning the garden, making some light renovation tasks, painting, furniture renovation, general housework and cleaning of houses, terraces.
    This requires someone who is organized, uses time effectively, is able to help independently.
    We can work 15 hours over 5 days in order to let you 2 days off which leaves plenty of time to discover the region.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent
    Italian: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    In a complete independent small house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Olhão is at 5 km it is a fishing port and a fascinating town with winding narrow streets, flat-roofed houses which give it a Moroccan flavour. The coastal littoral of the municipality belongs to the Nature Park of Ria Formosa.
    The Ria Formosa Natural Park is one of the most amazing places of the Algarve, not only for its variety of landscapes but also because of its unique location. Recently elected as one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal, this is one of three protected areas . This is a unique coastal lagoon which is constantly changing due to the continuous movement of winds, currents and tides.
    The sandy islands parallel to the coast offers wides and wild beaches and are accessible from Olhão via ferry.
    Over that Olhão has good amenities and communication links to the east and west Algarve via train where you can take the bike with you.
    Within one hour you'll reach the west side of the Algarve, the city of Lagos, its cliffs, rock formation of "Ponte da Piedade", or Portimão making a cruize on the river Arade to Silves.
    Within 20 mn to the East, you'll reach Tavira and its long history which origins date back to the late Bronze Age.

    Olhão hosts a fantastic Saturday market, which we never miss, it is famous for its large choice of fish, locals fruits and vegetables.

  • 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

    There is a good internet connection

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    There is a large private parking

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    15 hours over 7 days/person. flexible

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