Join our family of four and help around the garden in Algarve, Portugal



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    We are a family of 4 (parents and 7 year old twins) and have recently moved to our dream home in Lagoa in the Algarve. We are looking for a couple or single person who can help with child care over the summer holidays while we create our outdoor space and renovating our house. Skills with gardening and input towards the renovation also welcome.

    4 hours per day, 5 days a week in exchange for private 1 bed apartment with parking, breakfasts and some evening meals. Access to swimming pool and bicycles.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance

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    We live on the edge of a beautiful and typical Algarvian village with the fantastic coastline and beaches just 6 km away. Easy distance to local bars, restaurants, shops and bus routes.

  • Help


    Summer holidays: need help with child care so that we can continue with the below.

    Help with transforming our 7000 square metre site into a beautiful garden and a fruit & vegetable orchard. Creative input appreciated. Other duties will involve fun ideas for the garden (eg: home-made zip line for kids, perhaps a tree house, etc), general maintenance, outbuilding repair, interior renovation on the rare rainy day and occasional after school childminding.

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    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Portuguese: Beginner

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  • Accommodation


    Separate 1 bedroom furnished apartment with WiFi. Bedroom with kingsize bed. Ensuite bathroom with shower. Lounge with bed-settee and kitchen where you can prepare your own food. Breakfast is provided and two or three times a week it would be lovely for you to join the family for a BBQ or meal. Parking if required. Bicycles available for use. Access to swimming pool (not heated).

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    What else ...

    Child care work will involve keeping track of the twins (they run fast!) and generally entertaining them.
    Other works some weeding, lawn cutting, hedge maintenance and preparing land for chicken and geese pens.
    However to relax you will have your own private apartment with access to the internet, great views and a good location. You are also always welcome to join our 7 year old twins jumping on the trampoline or swimming! You can walk to the village and visit the famous Porches potteries and the beach is not far away either. Bus stop 200 metres from house.

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    • 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 have great broadband.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

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