Looking for long term manager/caretaker(s); experience with horses, gardening, maintenance and repairs.

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Portugal

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  • Description

    Description

    I am a Portuguese/American retired orchestra musician. My place is 30 minutes from Lisbon, near the Sintra mountains and the small town of Colares, just a few km from several beaches. I host yoga classes and retreats regularly, our teacher is Georgia Marnham, of “Yoga Bahia”.
    The Quinta is over a hectare of land and have gradually been expanding the organic garden and fruit orchard, as well as building some interesting structures, including a a Mongolian Yurt, a strawbale cabin and an 'Earthship'. We have a lot of animals, including 3 horses. It all keeps us very busy, and we would love to have some serious help! Amongst other things, looking after the horses, the garden, and maintaining the natural swimming pool is needed.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We have already had quite a bit of experience with environmentally sustainable types of construction, and can share that knowledge.

  • Help

    Help

    Would love to find a couple who is both good with horses, plants, and carpentry / construction , if possible. That might include fence building, compost making, maintaining the natural swimming pool, wood chopping, painting,... The length of stay depends on your plans and how well we get on, but we always start with a one week trial period.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    A large Mongolian yurt ( plus use of a “community kitchen” - compost toilet and solar shower.)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is SO much to see and do in this area, you will not be bored! Culturally, Sintra and Lisbon have much to offer; for sports we have biking, surfing, climbing and hiking, horseback riding, among others. At our land we have a pool, volleyball court, table tennis, etc.

  • 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

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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