Handyman/Have fun with elderlies - A rewarding Atlantis Family Experience on the Azores, Sao Miguel, Portugal



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    German family living on Sao Miguel, with old ladies and cats, surrounded by beaches and vulcanoes. Moved here to ensure healthy eventide for our mothers. Quinta consists of two houses and big garden. Min. stay 4 weeks. Helper should speak some German to play games, have drivers license (gear shift) and should be skilled in craftsmanship for minor maintenance works.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Elderly Companionship
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

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  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can learn the Portuguese language, about Azorean culture, flora&fauna on a subtropical island in the Atlantic. Learn surfing, big game fishing, go for a hike, horse ride or do Yoga in your leisure time.

  • Help


    We need half day support with patience and drivers license to spend fun time with our ladies (slightly schizophrenic with walking disability and one with Alzheimer). No hygiene task or heavy work required. You should speak some German. Play games, sing, go for a walk and take them out to beaches and parks.
    Should the ladies be too tired for entertainment we would appreciate help with cleaning and minor maintenance tasks around the house (mowing the lawn, taking out weeds, improving our wooden windows with filler and lacquer, touch up plaster, whitening of tile grouts, replace silicone joints, etc.).

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Own room on the Quinta, room and board free for a single person.
    Breakfast, lunch and dinner and fruits included.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our Quinta is centrally located on the island. Beaches to surf can be reached within 10 min., vulcanic hotsprings within 40 min. A car to go out with the ladies will be provided. Bicycles for private use are provided.
    We live in a rural part of the island and have limited internet access.
    We are pet esp. cat lovers just in case you have an allergy.
    We expect experienced drivers and can’t give driving lessons.
    We expect our helpers to be around for most meals since our moms need help. Our kitchen is not for free use, esp. not for strangers.
    We have a flexible schedule for work pinned in the room, like 1 hr cleaning plus 2 hrs care taking per day which can be discussed ahead.
    We can’t accept cooking or storing food in the bedroom.
    The car is provided for tours with the moms only, else we have a bus station in 10 min. walking distance or you can hire a rental car.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

    Min. 3 hours a day, 5 days a week, min. stay 4 weeks.

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