We are a Canadian and Portuguese couple, With two small children (ages 2 and 6 months) and two dogs living in a converted farmhouse about 15 minutes from Lagos Portugal. We have quite a lot of land and are looking for people to help us with building a raised garden to grow fruits and vegetables as well as help maintaining the 50 small trees we planted last year. We live near a multitude of beaches and our closest town is Barao de Sao Joao which is known for its fun hippy vibe.
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We can provide a place near two small towns in the algarve, one a haven for expats and travelers and the other a very tipical Algervian town. We are also living near a choice of many beaches. There are lots of things to do here, from hiking trails in our nearby forest, cycling, surfing etc. Travelers are well placed to explore and learn about the region. We are also happy to help people wanting to practice Portuguese as we have one native speaker and myself who is always needing extra practice.
We are looking for help building raised garden beds to grow organic fruits and vegetables as well as help maintaining our small orchard of (very new) fruit and nut trees. this will include fertalizing\weeding and moving stones from the surrounding field to around the base of the trees which helps hold in moisture and discourages weeds.
We have a private guesthouse for you to stay in with 2 bedrooms, your own kitchen and bathroom, as well as use of our pool, and outdoor lounge spaces here. We would love to include you in our dinner times 3 nights a week, (we love to BBQ when its warm) and if you are comfortable cooking a meal here and there would be very grateful. On other nights we are happy to provide you with groceries etc to cook yourselves (and for breakfast/lunch)
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week