Help in an organic garden close to the beach in the Algarve, Portugal




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  • Description


    We are Daria, Rui, Amelia and Chia!
    We are nature lovers, trying to live in a minimalistic and ecological way.
    Daria is an environmental engineer from Poland who make soaps, photos and yoga.
    Rui is a Portuguese local, geologist who can make fire from two sticks and hang drums from gas bottles. He is also a survival teacher.
    We moved 4 years ago to an old house with a garden 2 km from the beach, and it has been never-ending renovations ;)

    We have a smiling baby Amelia of 2 years old and looking for someone who can babysit ( mostly in the nature)
    Our second baby is a dog named Chita who loves long walks and if you give her some time will be your hugging friend, she is also good with other dogs.

    We have some project that we would like to start or finish (for example: greenhouse, shadow, panting walls, making new summer garden) but we are also looking for your creativity!

    Rui is working 4x4 it means that 4 days he is out of house and then 4 days back.
    Daria has a business that most of the time she runs from home.


  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Portuguese language and culture, mediterranean food, nature knowledge, craft and survival technics.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We need help in :
    - Baby sitting and house works,
    - Painting and repair walls,
    - Gardening and Farming,
    - Cleaning,
    - Our place priority projects: gravity water systems, raised beds, compost producing (worm farm), greenhouse maintaining,
    - Writing guidebooks for our region,
    - Arts work
    - Daria would like to learn Spanish

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Polish: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange

  • Accommodation


    Bedroom with double bed, bathroom, kitchen, living room and separate entrance. At 2 km from the beach of Manta Rota, historic village of Cacela Velha and Ria Formosa natural park.

    We ask for 4 days 4 hours per day of help in exchange we offer accommodation and lunch together in the days of help (Rest of the meals not included)
    Sometimes we make pizza party in the wooden oven that we have on the garden ;) Than we offer unlimited pizzas and lots of fun! ;D

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Going on bike (we can borrow bikes) or walk to the beach.
    Explore Ria Formosa Natural Park
    Kitesurfing and windsurfing
    Visiting historic places:
    Cacela Velha - old fortress with panoramic view to the ocean.
    Tavira - one of the last real portuguese city with small narrow streets and buildings covered with colorful tiles (azulejos)
    Castro Marim - old vilage with two castles on top of hills, with view to de salt production fields where you can usually find flamingos.
    Vila Real de Santo António - border city with ferry conection to Spain (Ayamonte).

  • 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

    We can host digital nomads, have fast internet and place to work.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We have a dog but, would love that she have a friend to play with.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    4 hours per day 4 times a week

Host ref number: 567444517932