Learn more about life off-grid in Aljezur, Portugal

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  • Last activity: 23 Mar 2024



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    January in Aljezur?


    We are Elli (48 years) ,Valentin (11 years ) and Yuna (5 years). We live on a beautiful hilltop close to Aljezur and we always need some helping hands in exchange for a nice place to stay and fresh healthy food.

    At the moment we are looking for 1 or 2 joyful people that would like to stay with us the second half of february. We need help with landscaping, planting, land clearing from invasive plants and cooking. it would be great if you like kids and don't mind to get your hands dirty. if you have some practice with chainsaw or brushcutter would be amazing, but there is no experience needed, motivation and dedication are more important.

    We can host you in a beautiful clay house.
    We have a stunning view all around, there is a pool and a sauna that you can use. The beach is about 12km away.
    Happy to show you around and take you to town, the beach, the markets around. But you can also walk or hitch hike from here easily.
    ...and we have three cats, and 2 guinea pigs:))

    Looking forward to hear from you!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I am happy to exchange information about all sorts of diferent themes like living off grid, childcare, healthy food, building and gardening. I am comunicative and enjoy getting inspired by people. I can teach you spanish, german or portugues and how to juggle;)

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    General Maintanance
    Woodwork, carpentry jobs all around the house.
    Building and repairing.
    Clearing land from bushes. Cut trees, make firewood.
    Have knowledge using machete, chainsaw, brushcutter.
    Cooking, cleaning, maintenance, gardening and childcare.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent
    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


    Caravan with a wooden terrace in front placed in a beautiful spot.

    Or room in a clay house with an outside kitchen in the garden.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Aljezur is 5km away. We frequently go there by car and can offer rides. We also have a good bike and are happy to borrow it. Beaches (Monte Clerigo, Ariffana, Amoreira) are all around 12km away. The Cerca Valley is pretty alive so you always will find a lift with people living around here.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    The access is on a pretty steep and unpaved road, but unless it hasn't rained a few days in a row you should be able to get up there with whatever vehicle.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum of 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 356495537118

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