Looking for some help in and around the garden, and with some painting in Alcobaça, Portugal.



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    Hello, I am Virginia, 45 years old mum from 4 girls, I am from Holland but living in Portugal since 2005.
    I run a small rural holiday retreat. Mostly i do this by myself and with help from my girls and the last years with te volunteers. This experience has become very dear to us. We all love to meet new people. I am looking for some help in and around the garden, and with some painting. Cooking or any art projects welcome as well.
    You need to like kids, animals and be a possitive person.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellers coming to our place will learn how to work in nature in a sustainable ecological way. Reuse wathever is available.Will learn to enjoy vegetarian meals. And will learn to believe in one self and following your dreams ! Everything is possible if you have a positive mindset ! If you are interested i can teach you Portuguese as well.

  • Help


    Every year everything in and around our holiday houses need to be in perfect condition before the season begins in April, so in early spring there are lots of things to do like weeding, planting, clearing parts of the garden and woodland with a trimmer, painting and small repair jobs. I would also like if you could cook sometimes, and especially if you can cook nice vegetarian meals.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    One of our small holiday cottages is available for you. Where you have a small living space, a sleeping room and a bathroom, free wifi available

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are at 10 minutes walk away from a small village where you find a little shop,a pharmacy and bus stops.
    Our house is not to far from the silvercoast, and some nice little towns with lots of cultural highlights.
    During your stay I will definitely take you once to see the coast or one of the cities.

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    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

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    Hours expected

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

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