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Cosy house with one guestroom and a small olive yard mixed with subtropical plants and trees. 3 dogs and a cat.
Short stays of 2-3 weeks.
The house is situated in a small secluded village with only 15 inhabitants, in Central Portugal.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Daily contacts with the friendly locals, I can tell a lot about Portuguese culture; I am a very experienced gardener so I can coach or supervise whoever wants to learn more by doing it. I am a chef and love to prepare traditional dishes as well as Indian food.
Due to reducing mobility and an eye condition I would be delighted when you could help me in house and garden, general maintenance, incidentally being my driver in my car with automatic gear, and pet care/walking my dogs. In 2019 10 m2 wall tiling or plastering with loam, painting indoor walls when it is too hot to work outside are some of the planned diy jobs.
The garden with a small pond and a raised veggie bed gives always a lot of work. In November I need two helpers (sharing a bed) to help with the olive harvest.
When pet sitting is the main objective so that I can go away for a week or so, your stay will be self catered without other chores.
Important notices: I need helpers who are fluent in Dutch, English or Portuguese, minimum age 25 years;
My dogs come from shelters and some of them have behavioral issues; experience and affinity with dogs is essential for a pleasant stay and for the well-being of all of us;
Due to my own health condition I cannot cater for vegans and raw foodists, but you are free to prepare your own meals.
Portuguese, English, Dutch
A double room (queen size bed) with shared bathroom. Shared sitting, kitchen, veranda and garden
From the house various short walks can be made off road, also longer walks with descriptions available. Turistic sites at only 1 hour by car. Various festivals in the municipality throughout the year. Water recreation at a few kilometers. I will offer you transport to the riverside beaches if you have no means of transport of your own.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
max 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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