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.
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.
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.
English & some Portuguese.
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.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week