Come and help us with the renovation of old Portuguese House in the beautiful Algarve, Portugal



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 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

  • Description



    General gardening help and odd jobs help.

    Also looking for

    a builder/skilled tradesman
    builder to build a wall around garden (we can help too)
    labourer to help with renovation of garage/attic rooms - the 2 second phases of our renovation

    an artist to paint a portrait of our 2 children

    a carpenter, someone skilled to fix our shutters (The windows are now smaller so they need to be made smaller by 8 cm and fixed to the walls)

    Someone to help finish our outside compost loo.

    To stay in our gorgeous vintage caravan (or sleep in tent with use of the caravan), surrounded by countryside and tranquility, 20 minutes from the fun town of Lagos and within walking distance to amazing the beaches and villages of Burgau and Luz.

    We have a project home near to Burgau (10 minutes walk) and Luz (20 minute walk) in the beautiful algarve, Portugal.

    We are looking for hands on, proactive people, who would be prepared to help with the project.

    Please apply if you are skilled in one of the above ways and are looking for a short stay this June (maybe early July depending on dates. You will have a large chunk of time to visit beaches (amazing beaches are a twenty minute walk away or 5 minute cycle) and there is loads to do in the area. The scenery is simply stunning and the town of Lagos is a great place for young people to go out with many bars and restaurants.

    We look forward to hearing from you.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Art Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We have lived in this part of the world for over 2 years now and it is simply stunning. We could show you plenty of places to visit and spend time at the project house hanging out/getting tasks done during the weekdays (some weekends depending on arrival date) but generally there will be lots of free time to explore locally.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Looking for a carpenter to fix our shutters (The windows are now smaller so they need to be made smaller by 8 cm and fixed to the walls)

    Artist/painter - to finish our fish wall, add colour, maybe draw and paint some palm trees

    Someone to finish our outside compost loo and shower area - please have experience with this. The woodwork is nearly done but the engineering isn't. Would be good if you have skills laying brings/rendering.

    Renovation of old Portuguese House, landscape gardening, building a compost loo and outdoor shower

    Artist - to paint a canvas of the children. Please send details of experience if applicable.

    Helping to build a wall around the house

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

    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


    Caravan or Tent in gorgeous gardens overlooking fields and Burgau an old fishing village with lovely beaches/walks, bars and restaurants. A great place to be in the spring and summer.

    Detached house.

    Accommodation for workawayer may be adapted depending on stage of renovation when you apply. We can provide linen etc. The caravan may be available. It is separate from the house, private with amazing surroundings. Outdoor kitchen and large eating area, lots of places to relax and recover.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    So much to do here!

  • 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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • 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: 439265921189