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

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  • Last activity: 26 Nov 2023



 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks



  • Description


    I need two handy persons as I am still settling into my new house. Lots of small DIY chores that cannot be done by local professionals. Volunteers with a small van would be great!
    This house is near Alvaiázere. The house has an independent part for a max. 2 workawayers: ensuite bedroom with a kingsize bed (160 cm wide) living room with wood burner, kitchen and sitting area, fast internet.
    Pictures will follow as soon as the photograph police of this website enables it, but you can get access to all my photos after our first contact

  • 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


    Independent appartment with a double room (king size bed) with private bathroom and living with woodburner and kitchenette. Shared garden still needs to be landscaped. It is important to know that during wintertime the living is well heated but you will need winter clothes as well. During your stay some construction works need to be done on windows and doors (by a professional company)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Turistic sites and beaches at less than 1 hour by car. Various festivals in the region throughout the year. On 30 car minutes from Tomar, Fatima, Coimbra

    IMPORTANT NOTICE: if your intention is to settle in Portugal, don't use me as a legal representative to get your fiscal number, D7, 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 120-150 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

  • 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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