I am an early retired manufacturing and process engineer. We moved to Portugal several years ago. The house that was bought is made of recycled materials- old telegraph poles and railway sleepers. It is in a beautiful country location on the Silver Coast, and the views are stunning.
DIY and building projects
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Help with some landscaping and planting,fencing, plus maintenance of what is already there. Ability to use electrical and hand tools would be useful but not essential.
Bricklaying,plastering and woodworking skills for several projects.
Self catering wood one bedroom cottage with shower room, fully equipped kitchenette, and storage loft.There is a mobile gas heater ,plus hot water from an instant gas water heater.
The nearest shops are in Moita Dos Ferreiros, which is 2km away. Lourinha, a larger town with supermarkets and shops is about 8 km away.
Lourinha has a library, museum, and some beautiful old churches. There is public transport available,with the main road at the bottom of the hill. The nearest beach at Areia Branca is around 10 km. There are many small bars and cafe's locally,the nearest is at the bottom of the road.
Areia Branca has a surf school.
The countryside is undulating with wonderful views.Is is primarily a farming area, growing mainly fruit and vegetables. There are many tracks and paths to explore. I have a couple of bicycles that can be loaned, plus detailed large scale maps.
Old working windmills are nearby.
There are caves that can be explored within easy cycling distance.
There are books on a wide range of subjects, binoculars for looking at the wildlife, and Internet access.
The cottage is on its own, has the best views, and is ideal for "just being".
You will need to be a self starter, and able to work without supervision.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
5 hours as required between the hours of 9am and 6pm