Dogsitting and permaculture in Vila Nova de Milfontes, Portugal




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    Welcome! My name is Olivia, I'm a big passionate of nature. I live in Vila Nova de Milfontes in Alentejo - sunny & slow South of Portugal. I've been a professional athlete in Stand Up Paddling for 10 years.

    I need your help for some doggysitting : Léo, Layka and Pata need good care and good compagny when I go away for the competitions. Léo is a Tcheque Wolf dog, Layka is a Belgian Shepherd Malinois and Pata is a Rafel Alentejano. They are all three adorable and love to give and receive love <3

    I also need your help to feed the ducks, to water the permaculture and the 115 trees! There are many fruit trees. The trees are watered once a week from April to November, with an ecological irrigation system called "Oyas" which saves water. The ducks are giving eggs everyday, you will enjoy it!

    The land is 4000 square meters in total.

    The water from the well is connected to the shower and dishes. It's a non-drinking water. Drinking water is available at the fishermen’s harbor (5min by car), we go there to fill cans.

    We use dry toilets to save water as much as possible.

    We use only ecological & natural products for te shower and dishes: natural soap, shampoo, ect... (marseille soap, baking soda, white vinagre and black soap) as the plants are watered with the used water.

  • 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
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Living in Alentejo is amazing. The people here are really nice, full of love and sharings. The nature is also so beautiful and super powerfull. We are always learning about permaculture, how the save water, how the take care of the nature and animals, how to reused and recycle old material.

  • Help


    My dogs Leo, Layka & Pata need good campagny while I am traveling for competitions and trainings.

    The ducks also love the good compagny, and they give eggs everyday.

    The permaculture veggies garden and fruits trees need to be watered once the week.

    If you like dogs, plants and the Van life you will love your stay here!

    The help needed is 2 hour per day (flexible) :

    - to feed the dogs on the morning and on the evening, and to give them hugs 🥰🐶🐺🥰
    - to feed the ducks
    - to water the garden once or twice the week

    Wanted workawayers profile :

    - dogs lovers
    - gardening lovers
    - ecological products use (soap, shampoo...) as there is no septic tank and the used water goes to the plants 🌍💦

  • Languages

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

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    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
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  • Accommodation


    We provide you a fully equipped tent, with also dry toilets and solar shower. I'm happy for you to enjoy the comfort of my campervan when I go away rather than sleeping in the tent.

    If you travel in campervan, we provide you a nice spot with with electricity, outside kitchen, solar shower, dry toilets.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Vila nova de Milfontes is a beautiful village. There are good restaurants, snacks and bars.

    If you like watersports you will love it as you can do everything : surfing, stand up paddling, kayaking, kitesurfing, windsurfing...

    You can go hiking in the dunes to the beach from our place.

  • 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

    Digital nomads are very welcome! It's a really nice place to work in the nature. The city is just 5 min driving, with some nice co-working places if you need a better internet connection.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This is the perfect spot for workawayers living in campervan.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We do not accept pets, unfortunately Leo've been agressive if other dogs...

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum of 1 hour a day, 7 days a week as the dogs eat everyday

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