Help our Canadian family with gardening, art projects and Portuguese in Sao Jorge, Portugal

  • Portugal
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  • Last activity: 15 Sep 2023



 Min stay requested: No minimum



  • Description


    Hello Workawayers!

    We're excited to embark on this journey as new Workaway hosts. Nestled in the serene heart of Sao Jorge, our home is an embodiment of the island's natural splendor. Every morning, you'll be greeted by a tapestry of gold and pink hues in the sky, harmonizing with the cheerful tunes of songbirds. Designed with attention to detail, our residence marries the quaint charm of traditional Azorean architecture with the comfort and luxury of North American design, ensuring spaciousness and warmth for all who stay.

    While we cherish the tranquility of our surroundings, our days have a gentle rhythm. Our children immerse themselves in the local culture, attending a full Portuguese-speaking school or day care from 9 AM to 4 PM. Concurrently, my wife and I indulge in a daily ritual of heading to the gym between 9 and 11 AM, embracing both physical wellness.

    Our primary objective in joining the Workaway community is to enrich our linguistic journey. We're eager to host individuals who can help enhance our Portuguese skills, all within a relaxed and collaborative setting.

    So, if you're looking to share your language skills and experience a haven of calm and beauty, we'd love to welcome you into our family and home. Let's learn, laugh, and live the Azorean way together!

    Warm regards,

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Diving into a cultural exchange in the heart of the Azores is a journey of mutual discovery and enrichment. Here, amidst the vibrant heritage of our island, Workawayers can immerse themselves in the unique traditions and tales that define us.

    While we're keen to share the beauty of Azorean culture and the nuances of the Portuguese language, we're equally excited to learn from the diverse experiences and backgrounds our guests bring. Every day promises shared stories, insights, and adventures.

    We offer not just a place to stay but a home filled with warmth, comfort, and genuine interaction. Workawayers will have opportunities to engage in various activities, from understanding local customs to experiencing the daily rhythms of Azorean life.

    For those eager to blend their cultural narratives with ours, we extend a warm welcome. Let's craft memories and learn together!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We are a Canadian family that has migrated to the Azores. We are looking for help with
    - Art for our house.
    - Portuguese would be helpful to help our kids.
    - Gardening on the property.
    - Small construction projects around the house.
    - Help with looking after the children.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    When you return from a day of exploring the many hikes, impressive waterfalls, enchanting Fajas, and stunning mountain vistas, the amenities will ensure you won’t get bored. Enjoy a game of basketball, billiards, or a dip in the hot tub as you enjoy the splendid view of Pico at sunset.

  • 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?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 446754624878



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