Help build a piece of paradise in Madeira Island, Portugal



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  • Description


    I am a surfer/ artist/ entrepreneur. I have tattoo shops in Portugal and Norway. And also have guest houses on Madeira Island. I am building / renovating some old properties into two eco guest houses where i also plan to organize surf and yoga retreats. I also want to incorparate sustainable and organic farming in it.
    My team consists of friends and specialized workers.
    There are two houses that will comprise the project. A smaller one that is over 100 years old that will be restored, with two plots of farmable land around it, that already has some fruit trees such as Mangoes, Figs, Lime, Grape Vines. All this land needs to be cleaned and the trees nurtured for. I will create a garden area here as well. With flowers and other fruit trees, and vegetables.
    And another house right next to this one that is a bigger traditonal Madeiran house. This is a bigger house which will also have renovation done. But mostly by myself and the volunteers. Such as : Restoring old furniture, painting ,decorating, gardening. Most of the specialized work i will use people that have worked with me before for the plumbing, electricity, mason work, etc. Unless of course the volunteers have these skills as well...
    What i need help mostly with is everday chores around the house : cleaning, shopping, cooking, gardening, organizing, restoration, some building , good vibes and inspiration.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Beautiful beaches, Surfing, Amazing nature, great all around life experience.
    The region is noted for its great gastronomy and wine. Come and learn Portuguese culture and history.
    Madeira's temperate climate makes it an ideal escape from icy winters and the hot summers.

  • Help


    I will need all around help really. Just a second hand and mind helping with creating these new spaces. Cooking, gardening, cleaning, renovating and general maintenance.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent
    French: Beginner
    Norwegian: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
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  • Accommodation


    You would have your own bed room, access to kitchen and living room , garden , bathroom.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You can surf, stand-up paddle, swim, hike, whale and dolphin watch.Tons of things to do in madeira within the nature.

  • A little more information

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    • 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.

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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A Mango Sunset
My place in Jardim do Mar.
Barbeque area main house.
The beach just down from the house.
Me at Paul do Mar. My favorite wave.

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Host ref number: 439514486798