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We are a Portuguese -Belgian couple who live on a nice 9 ha horsefarm in south Portugal. We have a quiet place with several horses, dogs, cats and chickens. Since it is a recent farm, we are still making a lot of improvements and could use a helping hand of one or two volunteers.
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
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We can help you to explore all your interests. The region is very rich in nature (countryside and coast) and outdoor activities. In the immediate surroundings you can go walking or use a bike or horse to explore nature. A little further there are beautiful beaches to discover. We speak several languages (portugese, english, french, dutch) which can be convenient for people trying to learn or improve language skills.
We are looking for one or two persons to help us around with the farm. We need you to help with feeding of the horses, grooming and general care and farmwork. Riding and training of the horses is a big plus, but not essential. Also it would be nice to get some help with the maintainance of the swimmingpool (which you can of course use) and terrace. Further a bit of help in and around the house is appreciated and if you have green fingers for gardening even better. But you also will have time enough for relaxing and getting to know the area, because we are flexible about helping hours. Since we both have full-time jobs, we are not always on the farm, so we need people who we can trust and who can work independently. We are a bit out of town, so it is very quiet here, be sure you can handle the silence and be able to spent quite some hours a day alone (although our friendly animals are great company ).
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You will get your own room in our house, with access to the whole house. Besides the accommodation we offer you food at home. You can use any food for your breakfast and lunch. For the dinner we try to eat together. We usually try to keep a healthy diet with lots of fruit and veggies, some fish and occasionally some meat. So vegetarians (and even vegans) will adapt well, but we are willing to make an effort to adapt to any kind of diet. Of course you are also more than welcome to cook some typical food from your country...
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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