Help with land clearance, creating steps in hillside and preparing for a small tourism project, rural Algarve, Silves

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Portugal

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a family of two adults and two children living for the last two years in the Algarve, Portugal. We are setting up a small tourism project and need help mainly on the land. Our house is situated in a tranquil valley north of Silves, surrounded by citrus orchards.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We live in an area of outstanding beauty, there is an opportunity to experience rich flora & fauna in a Mediterranean & subtropical landscape. We are situated in a friendly and close-knit Portuguese community, you can learn about the rural Portuguese way of life and embrace a little of the language. We are open to sharing the highs and lows of our life changing experience here in Portugal. We love music and have a number of guitars in the house.

  • Help

    Help

    The help will mainly involve clearing & creating a path to our hillside ruin (strimming, cutting & digging only), some scrub clearance & re-locating a log store.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English & some Portuguese.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a cosy and recently renovated garden annex which is next to the main house. There is a private outdoor area leading to the main garden. The annex has a double bed, mini fridge, shower room and a good Wi-Fi connection, there is also a BBQ and pizza oven. You are welcome to use the pool. We can offer breakfast, a snack for lunch and an evening meal.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The historic town of Silves is 10 minutes away by car, it has a great castle and many bars and restaurants, well worth a number of visits. There are numerous excellent beaches only 25 minutes away, Portimao is 30 minutes away and Lisbon around 2 hours by train. You can grab a lift with us whenever possible, otherwise there are local (occasional) buses and inexpensive local car hire. You are welcome to use one of our bicycles. We live a relatively modest life here in Portugal and enjoy the freedom & climate that the country offers. Our children go to the local school and both speak Portuguese.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 589877675512