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The Monte is located in the Tavira Region eastern Algarve, where I own a small house and two yurts. I’m trying to create a garden of vegetables, fruit trees, almonds and herbs. Help is needed for gardening and fences. I know a lot about edible plants and herbs and would be happy to share my knowledge with you.
Helpers can stay in the yurt, what is a unique experience of being in contact with nature. The ocean is nearby, so its possible to go to the beach by car or bike if you are really sportive. The place is very quiet and calm. People should like this absence of noise.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
I’m an author and teacher for literature, and I would enjoy discussing books with other readers. Also the life and nature in Algarve is unique. You can learn a lot about history and culture of southern Portugal and Spain. You can even learn some basic Portugues or German, my native language.
You may also learn about how to grow vegetables.
About herbs: how to know them, how to use them,...
The main work is clearing land from plants, creating a garden and some help in woodwork or painting ect. would be good. If you are interested in staying at the Yurtgarden, please tell me what experience or interests you have.
Sometimes I need also housesitting, but therefore a car is needed.
This host offers a language exchange
I have a lot of experience in teaching german as a foreign language. And I learnt a lot of languages including chinese and russian, but I forgot most of it. Learning some more languages must be fun. I would give it a try even if its unlikely that I could use it again, like african or other asian languages.
During Summer you will stay in a yurt, this is an beautiful painted original mongolian tent. (See pictures). The temperature inside isn’t different from the outside, so could be cold at night and warm during the day.
The toilet is a compost loo, shower is outside. If you like camping, you’ll love the yurt.
During November to April you can stay in a tent. If you like to come with a camperVan it is also possible to stay on the property.
It is a very calm place. Please make sure that you like to hear only the birds and frogs. If you like to meditate could be the perfect place for you.
I’m a vegetarian, but sometimes I eat also fish, so its more or less flexitarian. Workawayers should accept to eat mostly vegetarian meals. Breakfast and lunch are included.
The use of drugs or alcohol is nothing I would except.
The area is very nice for walking and cycling. There are several lakes within 5 - 10 km and ocean beaches are about 20km away. The beaches are large, if you go to an island you can find always a calm place.
You can come by bike, but the area has many hills. So you must be fit to go to the beach by bike. From a small village 3 km away, there is a bus twice a day, to very nice small towns, Vila real and Castro Marim, where in August is a mediaval festival taking place. Another small town is Tavira, also 20km away. In all of this places you have free concerts in summer, museums and restaurants, cafes and a lot more to enjoy.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
On my property you will hardly find an even place, its all hills. But there are streets around where vans can stay. Its a very calm place, so please read the full description. Respect for all beings is absolutely nessecary!
More than two
Maximum 3-4 hours in the morning , 4 To 5 days a week