Help us with gardening and winter preperations in the midst of wild nature in Marmelete, Portugal

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  • Last activity: 27 Feb 2024



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    Hello, Bom dia dear people.


    Are you looking for a beautiful and inspiring place in the middle of the untouched nature of the Algarve/Portugal? - then you have come to the right place!
    We are Markus and Janina and we're living on this beautiful 6 hectare + property.
    The property has no neighbours in sight and you can enjoy absolute relaxation and peace here.

    We opend a retreat centre this year and season ends in october.

    therefore we need active support to preapare everthing for the winter.
    --> for more infos about the work, scroll down :)

    On the land we have a large garden, we grow a foodforest, we try to live as close with nature as possible.
    Two fluffy donkeys live with us, we have some chicken and peacocks and two cute dogs.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    If you like, we are of course happy about your interest in the following topics, from which you can benefit in the long run, if you consider living alternatively yourself, against the current and having a small farm. If you want to learn more about growing food and sustainable agriculture, if you want to learn more about regeneration, reforestation, water management, organic food production, animal welfare, permaculture, cheese production, self-sufficiency, ecotourism, and so on.
    We are happy to introduce you to some things, but we are also just starting out ourselves and learn a lot by trying.

  • Help


    All this tasks below are not business related:

    We are looking for motivated, humorous, active, hard-working, outdoor people to help us build our habitat.
    Tasks: gardening, allrounder, cooking, constructionsite, ... Details further down:

    - We do need active support from you to lend us a hand when in comes to everything around:
    (cutting planks, mixing cement, carring wheelbarrows, digging holes, ...
    If you`d like to learn more about building, working with wood, landscaping and more, come by!
    Work will be tough, but you`ll for sure learn a lot.

    Furthermore we do need help with the following tasks:

    - Garding: we´re looking for someone who`d like to take care of the veggiegarden and everything that belong to this such like:
    spread manure, create new beds, Renew bed borders, pruning trees, compost controlling, control vermicompost, weeding, ....
    strimming weeds and bushes, cleaning the pathes,

    - help us to put down retreat accomodationand store all furniture and decoration in wintershed

    - Cooking and household chores: preparing meals for all helpers, controlling of pantry, going to markets regulary, keep the house in comfy and clean conditions, ....

    - Animal chores:
    Every now and then the animal stalls need to be mucked out.
    The dogs want to go for a walk, and the donkeys need their fur cleaned and wants to be cuddles.

    In exchange we`ll offer you 3 meals per day , a nice spot for your campervan or the possibility to sleep in a caravan or in a huge glamping tent, in the middle of nature, a really nice atmosphere, hiking trails in the neighborhood, beaches around 20 min away by car, the possibilty to lend our car to go for a surf or in the city, surf-, SUP material, really cute animals, possibilty to learn a lot and benefit from our experiences, and much more :)

    If you´re interested we`re happy to receive a message from you with a little indroduction from your site. Looking forward to your contact! :-)

  • Languages

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


    We offer a place for you and your van in the middle of the untouched nature.
    We offer electricity and water at your campsite
    You can use the toilet and hot shower in our house, which is about 200m away.

    If you don´t have a rolling home, we´ll accomodate you either in a comfy caravan, a spacious glamping tent or a room in our mainhouse.
    But we`ll prefer peeps who having their own rolling home.

    Please note that you can only use ecological and biodegradable detergents and shower gels.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our little paradise is located between Aljezur and Marmelete.
    It ´s 15 minutes by car to Aljezur and there are all kinds of shopping facilities. Lagos is 30 minutes away, the city is bigger than Aljezur and therefore offers lot of markets, festivals, bars and much more.
    The beautiful reservoir (Barragem de Bravura) is 10-15 minutes away. The south and west coasts can be reached in only 25 minutes drive, where you will find the most beautiful beaches in Europe, clear wonderful surfable waves and the west coast is still very untouched and wild. It is a true paradise for nature lovers and surfers.
    A very popular hiking trail is in the immediate vicinity of our property.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    approximately 25 hours a week x 5 days

Host ref number: 425536571637

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