Social family with Alojamento local and different farm animals are looking for positive-minded people in Algarve, Portugal

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  • Last activity: 29/01/2023



 Min stay requested: at least 1 month



  • Description


    Bom dia,

    We are a family with 2 daughters (°2008 and °2010) and moved from Belgium to Portugal in 2016!
    We did it because we wanted a completely change of our lifes.
    In the meantime, we live in an organically formed Fazenda and rent out different lodgings
    We have 6 dogs, 4 cats, 3 sheeps, 3 pigs, some lovely bunnies, Guinea pigs, a turtle, chickens, a hamster, two horses and a pony ... Most of our animals are rescued, we are running a small sanctuary. Please ask us for our Instagram for the pictures and stories.

    Because we regularly go to family and love to travel, we are looking for volunteers who can take care of our animals when we are not around. It would be fantastic if they could also take care of the guests, just to have a daily chat with them.
    When we are in Portugal, help in caring for the animals is always welcome and we have a biodynamic vegetable garden, so that's also something that needs everyday some attention.

    At our place you are never alone, we receive guests from all over the world all year round, friends are vistiting us and also some familie can be here. We also host warmshower guest, it's a community of worldcyclists.

    Our daughters went to a Waldorf Steiner school in the area and are also very open and social. In 2018 we started with homeschooling.
    I, Femke, have been a vegetarian for more than 30 years, but my husband Frank needs meat and fish on his menu every now and then. I cook fresh and balanced every day.

    We prefere to recieve workawayers for minimum a month and prefer a couple of months, so we can really connect.

    If you have any questions, feel free!

    Warm regards,
    Femke Frank Lune Sterre

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • 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

    Given the location of our Fazenda it is great to discover the Western Algarve, we live just 1.5 km from the sea and 3 km from the beach. We now know all the special beaches, local events and typical Portuguese activities.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We are therefore looking for positive people who like to work outside and are crazy about animals.
    It must be possible to work independently and also to stay here alone when we are not here.
    Because we are still in the creating phase, we need engagement in garden maintenance, landscaping, making fencing, vegetable garden, painting, some daily maintenance ....

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    French: Intermediate
    German: Beginner
    Portuguese: 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


    We have a domain of 1, 5 hectares and there is a beautiful gypsywagon, tiny house that we rent out in the summer to guests, but which can be used by our volunteers from Oktober to May. This is a bit removed from our house so you have the necessary privacy. There is an outdoor kitchen, warm water shower and compost toilet.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Given the location of our house it is ideal to go surfing, supping, hiking, mointenbiken, swimming in the sea, enjoying the beautiful Algarve !!! Or you enjoy your garden and the various terraces in your free time.

  • 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

    We most off the time have good acces to internet. We hope to have glass fiber cable in some months.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 383978479575

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