Dog sitting, van life, photo & video projects in Vila Nova de Milfontes, Portugal

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 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    Hi !

    My name is Olivia, I live on the South West coast of Portugal, in Vila Nova de Milfontes.

    I'm a French woman, pro athlete of «foiling», the surf board that fly above the water.

    I'm passionate by nature and travels. I choose a simple way of life, my home is located a few hundred meters from the National Park of the Rota Vincentina, near the ocean.

    I live with my three dogs, Layka, Leo and Patate.

    Layka is a female Belgian shepered malinois.
    Leo is a male Tchec wolf-dog.
    Patate is a male Refeiro Alentejano, the local breed of Alentejo.

    I also have ducks and chickens. I'm a big fan of animals and love to take care of them.

    I also love gardening and planting trees. I've been interested and inspired by the permaculture and the syntropic agriculture concepts.

    In the process of reducing our impact on the environment, we use dry toilets and natural septic tank that filters grey water through plants.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Besides learning how to take care / train dogs, we can also exchange knowledges about gardening, how to preserve water, how to up-cycle old material.

  • Help


    Next dates available are :

    - October 2nd to 15th
    - October 22nd to 27th

    When I'm home, I will need your help for planting trees (winter time), veggies plants, watering (spring, summer time), taking care of the land in general...

    While I'm traveling, I will need your help to feed and take care of my dogs, chickens and ducks.

    Leo, Layka & Pata need good campagny and to take a walk everyday.

    If photography and/or videos is your passion, you could come with me and shoot some foiling or surfing sessions :)

    Wanted workawayer profile :

    - dogs lover
    - gardening lover
    - ecological products user (soap, shampoo...) the grey water is filtered by the plants 🌍💦

    - extra skill (not mandatory) :
    carpentry, building area

    Let me know what you would like to do / share / learn.

    Let me know if one of these dates fits with your travels plans !

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

    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


    The « blue van » Mercedes Vito with double bed, mini-kitchen and storage.

    The place has dry toilets, shower and outside kitchen.

    If you are travelling by van, there is special place for you with a roof and shadow.

    Two bikes, wetsuits and surfboards are available.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Vila Nova de Milfontes is a cute village with local life all along the year. Good people, good food and many gems to discover.

    It's an amazing spot to reconnect with nature and to play sports as hiking, surfing, stand up paddling, kayaking, kitesurfing, wingsurfing...

  • 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


  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Yes, it's a great spot for vans and campervans !

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Unfortunately pets are not accepted.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    2h x 7 days

Host ref number: 415528838832

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