Help me to restore a house near Porto, Portugal

Country

Portugal

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    Host rating

    40
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  • last activity

    Last activity

    11/09/2020

 
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  • Description

    Description

    I am a traveller like all the volunteers, and I was a volunteer too.
    Now is time to be a host and to receive some volunteers.
    I am divorced, and at my home is only me... And my dogs...
    This place has good accesses for everybody thaty want to travel in the north of Portugal.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Language practice

  • Help

    Help

    To recover an old family house, in Paços de Ferreira, 30 km from Oporto.
    This house has a big garden, that needs to be cleaned.
    The house, needs to be painted, so the volunteers will need to have good skills in gardening and painting.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    I'm preparing a single room to start to receive some volunteers, one each time.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Porto is quite varied architecturally, with medieval as well as modern living side by side. Porto's geography is hard on the feet, but pleasant to the eye. The city is extremely hilly, with many buildings built into a cliff face that overlooks the river. Stairs cut into the stone run up and down the cliff face and offer a laborious but rewarding walking tour. Across the river from Porto proper, in the suburb of Gaia, are located the warehouses of notable companies dealing with Port Wine, such as Cálem, Fonseca, Sandemans, Kopke, and others.

    Whilst the local attitude is friendly, to outsiders it is worth noting that locals can respond literally to questions, which may seem slightly off-putting to the uninitiated. An example of this would be to ask in a bar if they have a menu (for food) and to receive a straight 'no' as a response; it's after further questions that one can find out that the establishment doesn't sell food - such a response is not considered rude, it is merely direct and literal.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 614526447811