House and pet sitting in Flores island, Portugal




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  • Description


    Welcome! My name is Laia. I have a lovely land in Flores island.Is a place very isolate with beautiful landscape.To go to the place you should walk about 5 minutes from the small village. The closest shop or bar is about 15 minutes by car or two hours walking.For now I have no car to borrow but there is a public bus two times a day and hitch-hiking works quite good.
    My idea is to create a more sustainable life producing some food and living a simple life in harmony with nature.The land is about 3000 square meters. We plant already some fruit trees and vegetables. There are some free chickens as well. I would like to create some kind of food forest using technics from permaculture and agroecology. Respecting biodiversity and the natural cicles of mother earth.
    I would like to share the place with open mind people that want to live simple and happy.If you are looking for a place to settle down in nature maybe can be here.

    Please notes that is a place where the nature is strong,some times is windy,foggy or rainy for many days. Is perfect for creative or spiritual process.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Living a day by day life in a farm from the beginning you learn that we need to work a lot thinking and doing experiencies with our hands to create variety, balance,comfort and beauty.
    There you experience how to live with less stuff,less comodity but so much of beautyness and calm.
    If you are interested in experience this kind of life or to know more about the place please contact me, I Will be happy to answer your questions.

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    I look for someone to live there and take care of my pets (one dog and two cats) while I'm travelling.I'm not in the island now and don't know when I will come back so I prefer people who want to stay longer.
    You can do in the garden what you want,feel free to make your own experiences there.

    I can send money for the animals food and as well for material if you like to build something and we agree.There are still many projects to do
    and I'm open to hear about your ideas.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    english, spanish, portuguese, french and catalan

  • Accommodation


    Is a small lovely stone house about 24 square meters and a green roof. The house is divided in two floors and both with a door to outside. Upstairs is a living room with a big window looking the ocean and with good solar exposition. There is a kitchen with a gas stove and all the gadgets to cook. A table and few chairs. There is a couple bed and few bamboo shelves. Downstair for now is place for tools and storage and there is a wood stove and the pipe go throw upstair before leaving the house so all get warm. There is a wood stove water heater to be installed but need to make a cabin. For now there is a bath tub in the garden with a copper serpentine where you can make fire and take a hot shower but is not so eficient so the best will be to install the water heater.
    There is two water taps outside the house,one with a sink.
    There is NO ELECTRICITY yet! Just few solar lamps and small solar phone charger.
    COMPOST TOILET! Is outside the house. I would love to make a cabin for it.
    Some times we run OUT of WATER for few days or weeks.keep calm,bring bottles and wait for the water come back.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You can go hiking, camping, diving and other nature sports . And you will not get tired of admiring the beauty of the island and how people live here. I can explain how to move, what to do or what to do. You also can make barbacoa in the beach, meeting sailboat and travellers or going to the local festivities and meeting the local comunity.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 442574383637