Join our team in the Azores, Portugal

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Portugal

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  2020 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    Everybody is welcome to come to the Azores and to participate running our Guesthouse/ Bed-and-Breakfast on the marvellous island of São Jorge.

    SORRY, WE CAN'T OFFER PAYMENT AT THE MOMENT ! DUE TO CORONA, WE DIDN'T HAVE ANY TOURISTS YET.
    WORKS TO DO : GARDENING, GENERAL MAINTENANCE, TO BUILT A GREENHOUSE, TO BUILT A PIZZA/BREAD OVEN,
    WE NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR ORGANISATION AND PREPARATION OF A MINI EVENT WITH WORKSHOPS AND LIVE MUSIC

    We are a German family who moved to the Azores in 1997, to rebuild and renovate an old stone-house from 1790 and to fulfil the dream of our own little paradise. Since the beginning, the focus has always been on sustainability. Thus we invested our time and effort into a huge subtropical and organic garden (ca. 3000m2), in which we integrated three little touristic cottages.
    The garden is a platform for creativity and individuality – an interest in nature, music, art, etc. is therefore very welcome!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Language practice
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    As we’ve been living on this island for over 20 years now, we speak the language (Portuguese) and know a lot about the culture, the social life and the people. We would love to share this experience with our team.
    But we are also always very interested in learning new things and would thus love to share experiences, knowledge and habits in either direction.

    The Guesthouse is situated on the south coast of the island, three minutes-walk from a little fishing harbour with perfect swimming and snorkelling conditions. You can reach the main village, Velas, in 20 min. by bus or car. So this spot is the perfect starting point for all kinds of excursions and hiking trips.
    In your leisure time, you can go for a swim, go snorkelling, go on a hike, go surfing and do lots of other outdoor activities. We're happy to help you make the most of your time here in paradise!
    In our spare time, we personally prefer to play board games, enjoy the nature, do sports (do archery, play darts) and be creative, instead of watching TV or surfing on the internet. Nonetheless, we do have WiFi which would be available for the entire team.

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Help

    Help

    During the touristic season from May until October, we appreciate help with various works.
    The two biggest “tasks” are:
    1. Guesthouse duties, such as preparing breakfast, cleaning the five rooms and the common area, guest handling, etc.
    2. Gardening (including: mowing the lawn, cutting the hedges, weed the garden, seeding, harvesting, taking care of the fruit trees, etc.)
    For these tasks there are no special skills required. We will help you getting the hang of it! Help with the general maintenance is also constantly needed.
    Depending on the team and the individual skills, there are always extra projects such as stone works, carpentry, art, handicraft…
    During the off-season we would also consider someone for gardening and general maintenance work.
    We are flexible to adapt our needs to your ideas and dreams – communication is key!
    So let’s get in touch!

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    - Rooms or tents (depending on availability) with hot shower
    - meals will be taken care of as a team (cooking, dishwashing, table setting, etc)
    - you can of course also participate in the meals on your days off
    - payment for works concerning the Guesthouse

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Hitchhiking on the island is common and easy ;)

  • 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 5 hours a day, 5 days a week


Host ref number: 416414876645