Small farm in idyllic countryside on Portugal's Silver Coast

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  • Description


    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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Animal Care
  • 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
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    Projects involving children

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  • Help


    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.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours as required between the hours of 9am and 6pm

Host ref number: 488363271454

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