Pet/house sitting needed and help to create a space for an inner discovery journey and healing in the Algarve, Portugal




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  • Description


    Hi there beautiful people, we decided to stop work away for November and December.

    Our animal family consists of 4 dogs (2 big and 2 small) and 3 cats and a 1 donkey.
    They are a lovely and happy bunch and are used to having other people around.

    We are slowly transforming the place where we live from a long abandoned dog care facility into a beautiful, high vibe, retreat location. Which can support and encourage a person to go on an inner discovery and healing journey.

    For more information about us you can look on our website.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    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

    Oliver is half Portuguese, half German, and raised in the UK, Will is Dutch and lives for almost 20 years in Portugal. Latoya is american and just landed in Portugal and a Sanctuary.

    Oliver speaks a lot of different languages, is a musician & artist by heart. He takes you on amazing sound journeys, writes and makes his own music. His voice, creativity and huge heart energy are beautiful gifts. Latoya is an artist by heart, web-designer, loving yoga, loving and living life to its fullest, finding depth in all and everything, super fun and amazing to have around.

    I am Will, crazy about animals and nature, i love to be, just be and from there creativity sprouts forth in all sorts of ways. My biggest passion is to create and hold a space for people to grow in their true being, have and feel the ability to express their essence. I do energy healing work and healing massage.
    We can offer you our deep interest and connection with our inner world and our outer world and reflection, to heal, to share , to create and manifest beyond our worldly conceptions. Looking forward to welcome you.

    We live in a beautiful spot with amazing views over the Algarve and the ocean.
    Shops are around 10 /15 min drive away in the surrounding towns and villages.
    The beaches are aprox. 30 min drive away.

    We have the Algarve beaches at a prox. 25 min away. The Monchique mountains prox 45 min away. Smaller towns like Silves, Loule, Lagos are worth visiting.

  • Help


    Hi there you beautiful people out there, we have different things we would like to ask:

    * The natural swimming pool has been re-boosted, amazingly accomplished by our friends/ workaway Dmtry and Stina. See photos. - (Re-boosting the natural swimming pool which hasn't been used for 10 years, clearing, replanting, repair plastic etc.)

    Still to be done:
    * Create eco toilets, showers and out door kitchen from the old dog houses which are made from good metal constructions.

    * Helping with making some cover for terraces, some (small) creative ventures for flower pots and decoration in general, painting of the house, decorative paintings of some walls and create outdoor decorations from recycled materials.

    Once the eco toilet, shower and outdoor kitchen are ready we are looking for people who would like to stay for longer or short term with a campervan, caravan, tent on the land, help out, can house/petsit, if necessery. It is great to have a little community vibe going on.

    If you like nature, being inventive and creative, personal growth, please feel welcome to contact us.

    For more questions please contact us!
    Much love,
    Willemijn, Latoya and Oliver

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You will be staying in a comfortable room with own bath room in the main house.
    Or one of the studio apartments will be available.
    depending on the situation and if it is connected with the pet/housesitting job.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We can always drive you to a bus stop or train station and sometimes we can go on trips together.

    We love to be social but we don't smoke and we rarely drink alcohol. It is not that we don't allow (light) smokers or people who like a glass of wine or beer, but with moderation.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 372345745294