Aupair adventure in the vibrant surfers' village of Sagres, Portugal

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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    !!! Only contact us if you can do minimum 3 months, and from October onwards please !!!

    Hey there! We're a young, close-knit family of five residing in the breathtaking surfers' village of Sagres, considered the jewel of Europe. Meet Michael (40), me (34), and our two adorable kids, Samadhi (5) and Bodhi (4). Of course, we can't forget our beloved companions, Kiwi the cat and Morris the dog. What makes our family even more exciting is that we run our own online company, and organize retreats right here in this remarkable area. If you're someone who loves children, enjoys surfing, embraces yoga and nature, and values a simple, healthy lifestyle, then joining our family will be an absolute dream come true!

    Once upon a time, yoga and meditation held a special place in our lives. Though they remain important, we must admit that since the arrival of our little ones, life has become wonderfully busy. Our children attend school in the village from 9AM to 2PM, and the afternoons are filled with endless adventures, be it exploring our cozy home, frolicking on the beach, or venturing into the magical forest. When it comes to hobbies, Michael is an avid surfer who also enjoys wing-foiling and playing a variety of musical instruments like the handpan, Native American flute, guitar, and piano. As for me, Harmke, you'll often find me soaking up the sun on the beach, indulging in occasional surf sessions or fitness training. Oh, and let's not forget our shared love for delectable, healthy vegetarian food, coffee, pizza, and chocolate. It's the little things that make life extra special, right?

    We initially embraced a nomadic lifestyle, residing in a campervan when we first arrived in the Algarve. However, after the birth of our girl Sami in Autumn '17, we settled into a cozy wooden house, where we've created a warm and inviting home for our family. We're currently in the midst of constructing a brand-new family haven at the rear of our property. Just a short drive from our home, you'll discover Europe's most magnificent surf beaches. Imagine being surrounded by the awe-inspiring Costa Vicentina Nature Reserve, where the South Coast beaches beckon with their beauty, and the West Coast reveals its dramatic black cliffs and legendary surf spots. It's a slice of paradise waiting to be explored and cherished.

    We are in desperate need of a some help with the kids and cooking, but if you have any other expertise that can help is grow our online academy, are an amazing video editor, or shoot astonishing drone ads, we would love to hear from you too!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Embrace the opportunity to immerse yourself in the stunning beauty of the Costa Vicentina nature reserve, all while experiencing the laid-back vibes of the sun-soaked surf village of Sagres. Discover the joys of surfing, as we welcome you to become a part of our warm and welcoming family.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    Au Pair/Nanny & House Help in Sagres (Surfers' Village on the South/West Coast of Portugal, Algarve)

    *️️*️️*️️LONG TERM ONLY (min 3 months) and with sufficient AU PAIR/KIDS EXPERIENCE*️️*️️*️️

    The longer you decide to join our family, the more incredible the experience will be! Our kids absolutely adore connecting with someone who becomes a part of our family for an extended period, and for us, it's truly special to have you by our side.

    We are in search of an individual with experience caring for little ones who is also comfortable assisting with various tasks around the house. We love taking the kids to the beach frequently, and we might ask for your help there. Alternatively, we might request your assistance with cooking, laundry, shopping, or simply engaging with the kids in and around the house.

    What we have in store for you:
    - Experience: You'll have the chance to borrow a surfboard, play with the kids on the beach, and embrace our peaceful, healthy, and joyful family beach life. (Though let's be honest, the kids aren't always joyful, so your creativity in distracting them during squabbles will be much appreciated! 😉)
    - Meals: If we mutually agree that you'll be a part of our family for a while, you'll enjoy three meals a day with us (in exchange for helping us for 5 hours a day, 5 days a week). However, if we decide not to eat together on occasion (which is also perfectly fine), you'll have access to ingredients to prepare your own meals in our kitchen or cook in the campervan kitchen. We always find a way that works for everyone.
    - Expectations: We value honesty, a positive outlook, and a genuine commitment to the well-being of our kids. We rely on your ability to take responsibility, fostering a sense of mutual trust and support. It's essential that you can handle tasks independently.
    - What we don't want: We kindly request that you refrain from coming home noisy, intoxicated, or being lazy and untidy. We're a family, and while we encourage you to go out, have fun, and enjoy yourself, we prefer to keep the mess outside of our home. 😉 Additionally, we appreciate having some private time, so we will set aside certain evenings for just the family in the living room after dinner.
    - Accommodation: You'll have a cozy stay in our renovated campervan (motorhome) located in our garden. It's surprisingly spacious and can accommodate up to five people. It comes equipped with a (chemical) toilet, electricity, and a small sink, tap, and cooker. You can use the shower/bath in the wooden house bathroom.

    We truly believe that your time with us will be enriching and unforgettable. So, if you're ready for an amazing adventure as an au pair and house helper in the captivating village of Sagres, we can't wait to welcome you into our warm and loving family!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    German: Intermediate
    Portuguese: Intermediate
    French: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    You'll stay in our spacious, comfortable campervan (mobile home) in a separate garden area. It has a (chemical) toilet, electricity, and a small sink, tap, and cooker. Showers/baths can be taken in the bathroom of the wooden house.

    We're located just a few kilometers from beautiful beaches, some within a scenic 15-minute nature walk. In the village, you'll find charming cafes, restaurants, bars (both local and more European), and surf shops. A big supermarket is a convenient 5-minute walk from our house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Experience the vibrant surf and fisherman village of Sagres:
    - Sagres offers a variety of dining options with around 10 restaurants serving a.o. Indian, Italian, and Portuguese cuisine.
    - Our house is conveniently located just a 10-minute walk from the beaches.
    - The supermarket is a mere 2 minutes away on foot.
    - Enjoy easy access to the tourist and cultural hub of Lagos, only 20km away, with frequent bus services.
    - Explore the thrill of surfing right in Sagres.
    - Immerse yourself in breathtaking hikes along the ocean-view cliffs, just a 10-minute walk from our house.
    - During the high season, indulge in the lively atmosphere of the vibrant bars.

  • 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

    Yes, you will have high speed internet in the campervan, as well as electricity. When the kids are in school, we often work from the living room and you are welcome to join us there too.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have space for you to park your campervan on the land. If needed we can provide electricity and water too.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 524928112443

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