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Come to Lagos, Portugal and help out with a fun backpacker tour company

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Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    # A fun working/travel week in Lagos, Portugal. From the 12 -19 April I have a great opportunity for 1 or 2 workawayers. I’m looking for digital savvy, fun loving people to share my house with me while my wife and daughter are in the UK. I’m looking for someone that has great media skills, can put a poster together, work with Instagram and Wordpress and help with the marketing for the upcoming season. If you’d like to join me, I’ll look after you during the week with beautiful accommodation at my house, some free tours of the Algarve and some great times. The help would involve approximately 20hrs alongside me. I’m a very relaxed person, it’s just be nice to have some helpful company in my house while my wife is away.# if you’re interested in this opportunity, best you send me a message on

    How would you like the chance to help with a fun backpacker tour business on the beautiful southern coast of Portugal? Based in the epic town of Lagos, I am the sole owner/operator, but one that can't get by without help from my wife and many awesome workawayers. My name is Brodie and I'm a 41 year old Aussie bloke that has been running these fun little tours for the last ten years. We primarily run day tours of the Algarve, however also have longer tours throughout Portugal and Spain for the Running of the Bulls, La Tomatina, music festivals and the Peniche Rip Curl Pro.

    Our road-trips offer a fun alternative for travellers, trying to encourage backpackers to travel with more freedom than most organised tours would allow. I am and will always be a vagabond, travel is about forgetting some of the creature comforts of home and embracing new surroundings. Lagos is an incredible place full of amazing people and gorgeous beaches and nature. Having lived here for many years and always having been an explorer I've found many secret spots and all the best beaches, so join me and you'll get to visit all of them constantly.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    This is a great opportunity to learn all aspects of running your own tour business. When I was 23 I started travelling Europe and constantly had great ideas on what was missing or what I could offer, it wasn't until I started this project that I was able to see these ideas in action and learn what it takes to turn such ideas into a lifestyle.

    By living here with me you will also have the chance to learn Portuguese with myself and Jess and many of our cultural visits throughout Portugal will enhance your language skills. We take road-trips to San Fermin in July, La Tomatina in August and the Peniche Rip Curl Pro in March,, so if you are around in any of those months you will have the chance to attend major events on the European calendar.

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help

    Help

    The season starts around Easter, however we don't require any help running tours until the busy months from June - September. The main role for workawayers is helping guide tours alongside myself or Jess in a 9 seat manual vans. We're also looking for Workawayers with skills in Word Press, SEO, design and social media marketing. We are starting to take more online bookings through our website and online travel agencies with an aim to increase this two-fold in 2024. Together we will be working on strategies to increase both numbers of followers on our social media accounts and to direct more people to our website. Any skills in photography or video/video editing would be ideal as we take photos of each of our tours and would love to have more online content.

    A significant part of this Workaway experience involves driving and therefore any workawayers will need to be capable and confident drivers (with a manual license) as you will be responsible for driving and guiding alongside myself in a 9-seat manual transmission van. Once we arrive at our destination for the day it's just about keeping everyone happy and entertained and the best way to do that is by having a fun time yourself. Our most popular tour involves a swim to a popular Algarve destination and therefore some swimming abilities would be a minimum requirement whilst a high level would be highly beneficial.

    When not taking tours, I love my workawayers to be out promoting for upcoming trips. This can be as simple as a day on the local beach or an afternoon at Eddies bar. Therefore any skills in sales would be highly appreciated.

    The volunteering will be 5 days a week with 2 free days, which you’ll definitely enjoy in this place.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    As Jess and I now have a 2 year old daughter, Paislee I haven't got a room for workawayers in our house. I'll be looking at renting Workaway accommodation this summer, but it's something I'll have to discuss with anyone that's interested and fits the bill.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In your free-time there's endless possibilities. Lagos and the Algarve are full of great restaurants and bars, so I'm sure you'd like to visit many of these - we certainly do. In the off-season, I also organise a free walking tour of the town as I have an interest in the Portuguese history and culture. I can teach you a great deal about this history whilst there are also many museums and attractions in particular detailing the great era in Portuguese history known as 'The Age of Discoveries'.

    Lagos is a mere four hours away from both Seville and Lisbon, so if you’d like to visit the big smoke these are two of Europe’s most beautiful and awe-inspiring cities. More than 300 sunny days a year means that you're almost guaranteed great weather and the pool or the beach is never far away.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 515647949725

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