Rural splendor in the Algarve hills, Portugal

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  • Last activity: 17 Jun 2024



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    We are two New Yorkers living permanently in Portugal on our small place surrounded by cork trees high up in the Algarve Serra. We are in our fifth year of rehabilitating a small farm in Talurdo. We've planted numerous fruit trees and grow our own vegetables. There is a beautiful peaceful lake/reservoir nearby and lots of hiking trails around our hamlet (a mostly abandoned village comprising only 5 homes!) Located 25 minutes from Silves, 10 minutes to São Marcos da Serra and 40 minutes to Albufeira and the coastal beaches. We offer a beautiful rural place to live. In exchange we would like help gardening and taking care of the horses and ducks. Take advantage of all our outdoor facilities (outdoor kitchen and dining areas ) including our filtered natural swimming pond.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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

    We have lived in the USA for many years and enjoy meeting people from other countries in our new home. Our hamlet and the surrounding nature are a wonderful, peaceful place. Our neighbors are beekeepers and pastoral farmers. The landscape of rolling hills, cork, pine and Eucalyptus trees is an exquisite example of agriculture in harmony with nature.

  • Help


    We hope you will join us for some gardening and living in the heart of nature . Also, we have 12 ducks, 5 doggies (they are so loving) to care for. We have transformed our small paradise over the last 5 years and now we need help to move forward. Come and share the rural splendor of our tiny hamlet. You will be in easy distance of south and west coasts. If you have tech skills, we could use advice with expanding our Wi-Fi network around our property 🤞👍

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    We speak English and some French.

  • Accommodation


    Our Pond Cabin with kitchenette and outdoor bathroom with hot solar showers. There are two single beds for two people. We have an outdoor kitchen with gas grill and griddle, sink, refrigerator and plenty of outdoor dining areas to enjoy the natural setting. Outside of the cabin is a lounge and dining area overlooking lovely Talurdo pond with its floating duck house. The cabin has a small refrigerator as does the outdoor kitchen. Musicians are welcome 😊. We have a stage and yoga deck for you to use. Our whole place is set up to enjoy the surrounding Nature and appreciate the gorgeous views of Cork tree covered hills.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Ten minutes away is the beautiful village São Marcos da Serra with Minimercados and coffee shops. We are 40 minutes from Monchique, Albufeira and Portimão. Silves is 25 minutes away, a beautiful castle 🏰 town with shops, parks, restaurants and supermarkets.

  • 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

    Wi-Fi available via satellite 🛰

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Any size. We have large flat parking area accessed by an unpaved municipal road.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We have four very loving dogs. They keep the wild boar and deer away. Previously, dogs have visited and been welcomed. However, it's a process that takes a while

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 417923746465

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