Small family needs help in Aljezur, Portugal. Come and learn more about living off grid



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  • Description



    We are Elli (44 years) ,Valentin (8 years ) and Yuna (2 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, fresh healthy food and sauna on cold evenings.

    At the moment we are looking for someone who can help us to put a wooden flooring in a big room. Also we would be happy to get some help in the garden, with small building and repairing jobs, also with cooking and general maintance. I would love to host somebody who has experience in carpentry or similar and who is skilled to work with tools. Also if somebody is expierenced to use a chainsaw and a brushcutter would be very helpful.
    We have a nice caravan you can stay in. Or a room in a clayhouse. I can host two people, also a Couple would be nice. Normally we share lunch, while breakfast and dinners we do separately, as I need some family time with the kids.
    Normally we work from 9-13h, afternoons and weekends free.

    Nice views all around and the beach is about 10km away. You can borrow my bike and I am happy giving you lifts wherever I need to go;)

    Looking forward to hear from you!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    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 how to juggle;)

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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  • Help


    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, maintenance, gardening and childcare.

  • Languages

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

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  • Accommodation


    Caravan with a wooden terrace in front placed in a beautiful spot.
    Cozy and warm.
    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 good bikes and are happy to borrow them. 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.

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    Hours expected

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

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Host ref number: 356495537118