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.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
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.
I'm preparing a single room to start to receive some volunteers, one each time.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week