Retired , English and living in a beautiful , peaceful area of Alentejo . There are many attractions for visitors here. We are a short journey from the coast and there are many interesting aldeias to explore and enjoy. Numerous tracks for cycling or walking and a stunning lake minutes away from the house.I am looking for practical people who have building skill and paintings. Help with gardening also needed.Im interested in long term stay for the right people.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
The house has solar power and its own water system. This is an ideal opportunity to learn about green power ,water conservation, eco farming and some of the traditional skills still used by the local people. For helpers wanting an extended stay, learning portugese is an option.
Landscaping the garden and creating pathways and general maintenance such as weeding, cutting back shrubs and trees. The house is typical Alentejo and some rooms still need painting and minor repair to the walls. A new projects for this year will be to restore the chicken house and a make some raised beds for vegetables.
A typical Alentejo house with many rooms. There are two double rooms and two single. Two shared bathrooms , living room and kitchen
There is a daily bus service from the village and a train station which takes just an hour to Faro.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week