Help a self sustainable family on the west coast of Madeira island, Portugal

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Portugal

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    24/01/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi workawayers !

    We are a Belgian couple, Johan and Nastja and have two kids, Myrko (16) and Tika (13).Johan is an experienced gardener and musician, Nastja is a jewelrydesigner and loves to cook and the kids love to explore the miracles of life and making new friends.

    We came here in 1997. Since then, our garden grew every year with a lot of work to be done.

    In 2012 our garden was destroyed by forest fires.
    The whole garden was gone, all trees, fruit trees, vegetables and plant species.
    Fortunately we were safe and so was our house.

    Now, eight years later, we have used a lot of energy to start allover again. It was hard and heavy but with some good help we managed.We also have ideas for a new project, starting an eco-camping...

    We are for the moment looking for experienced helpers.

    Heavy jobs need to be done, moving stones, making new terraces, digging out trees and planting new ones. We need people that have experience in gardening, wood-and metal construction and welding. We also need people that know how to work on their own, because me and my husband also need time for our other jobs.

    Day by day jobs in our garden include seed sowing; weeding; digging; growing and care of food-producing and other plants.

    In weekends you can go explore the rest of the island. There is busconnection to other parts of the island.

    With us you can learn a lot about fruits and vegetables,transforming them into compost, food, wine, and other things that make life more comfortable and about enjoying the gifts of nature!


    Welcome !

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity 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
  • Help

    Help

    We need people that have experience in gardening, wood-and metal construction and welding. We also need people that know how to work on their own, because me and my husband also need time for our other jobs.


    We would like you to work with us during the week, approx 5 hours a day. Although the hours and days are flexible, as things we do always depend on the weather and on how work advances. We really need people that are interested in what they are doing.
    This means for us; willing to work a few hours per day,smart enough to identify seedlings whilst taking out the bad weeds, willing to make your hands dirty.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We provide a guestroom with double bed and private bathroom, so we can have one or two people at the same time.

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    What else ...

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  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week



Host ref number: 426783714b66