Help out around our home, with animals in the Western Algarve, Portugal

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Portugal

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi there, we are Stephanie & Andy and we have a smallholding here on the outskirts of Vila do Bispo, which is near the west coast of the Algarve.

    We moved here 15 years ago and have developed an organic vegetable garden. We have a rescue dog, and two cats that were not invited but seem to think we are here to look after them.

    We are looking for people who can help us with the house and garden. There is always weeding to be done, hedges to be cut and general repairs around the place.

    Vila do Bispo is a very Portuguese town and you will have the opportunity to meet the locals. There is a daily market where a good range of organic produce is sold and of course cafes serving delicious coffee. One of the busiest surf areas in mainland Europe, the area is also excellent for walking, climbing and kite surfing. Regular buses take you to Lagos and Sagres although there is not a late night bus for getting back!

    Accommodation is in a caravan and you will prepare your own meals (we supply basic food).

    We prefer couples, but if you are handy with repairs then one person is fine too.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    People that stay with us get to experience the real Portugal. Vila do Bispo is a friendly community town with lots of facilities and we have amazing beaches all around us. In the Summer, volunteers will meet people from all walks of life and nationalities. They will have plenty of time spent with the animals in natural surroundings.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    There are many projects to help on here. Including extending the chickens coop, helping us to develop the outbuildings, and the constant work on the vegetable garden, caused by our mild climate and you will of course be able to eat the fruits of your labour.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Caravan with electric light, gas hob and a small refrigerator. We will take you shopping for basic food which you prepare yourself. The shower is based in our house, accessed by our back door.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    This is a small project so the candidate would probably on their own but it is a vibrant surfing area with many surf camps in the vicinity so loads of opportunity to make friends

  • 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

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

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