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Help with gardening, maintenance and pet sitting in a green valley in Central Portugal

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  • Last activity: 20 May 2023



 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks



  • Description


    from July 20 on I need one handy person when I am settling into my next house. Lots of small chores that cannot be done by local professionals.
    This house will be near Alvaiázere. The house will have simple accomodation for the time being, hopefully the kitchen will be ready to use. If not, there will be a kitchenette for both of us.
    Pictures will follow soon!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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.

  • Help


    Due to reducing mobility, vertigo 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.
    Also an e-bike is availble, suitable for shopping errands in Alvaiázere

    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 two small dogs come from shelters; 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.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    During teh works on the new house there will be simple accomodation for 1 person. After the finishing a double room (queen size bed) with private bathroom. Shared garden. It is important to know that during wintertime the living is well heated but you will need winter clothes as well.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Turistic sites and beaches at less than 1 hour by car. Various festivals in the region throughout the year.

    IMPORTANT NOTICE: if your intention is to settle in Portugal, don't use me as a legal representative to get your fiscal number etc. There are plenty sollicitors who do that for a small fee

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Optic fibre internet 100 Mbps is available throughout the house

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    A small camper, like VW Transporter or one size bigger, can be parked on the driveway, see photograph

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    max 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 645797953746

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