Looking for house and animal sitter in July at our farm and yoga lodge in Southwest Portugal



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    Dear volunteers,

    We are looking for 1-2 volunteers to look after our house and animals from 12th to 19th of July.

    We have 2 dogs, 2 cats, a horse, a goat and some chicken that have to be looked after. All animals are nice and easy to handle.

    You should be responsible and if not yet experience with animals willing to learn.

    We are a little family (49/42/9 years old) and live on the beautiful countryside close to Odeceixe, at the southwest coast of Portugal on our farm.

    In 2000 we moved from our home country Germany to Portugal attracted by the nice climate, so many sunny days, the nice region and the simplicity of life.

    We came here to look for a more sensefull and quality life, away from the strict structre we were used to. We live close to nature, do biological gardening and ecological building and hold some animals like some chickens, a goat, 2 friendly dogs, a cat and a horse.

    We provide ourselfes with own water from the well and electricity from solar energy.

    There is a variety of work to be done, depending on the priority and sometimes just working on one project. For exemple: mantaining the garden, watering plants, animal care, small to medium finishing work on our eco buildings.

    We are looking for experienced volunteers who already worked in one or more of the requested áread.

    Should you have one or more of these skills you are welcome to help in our project also for a longer period or in form of a small community life.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travallers learn how to do biological gardening (depending of the time of the year), ecological building work with clay, wood and stones and to care for diferent farm animals.

  • Help


    We have several tasks to be done like maintaining the garden, water plants, animal care, ecological building work, fencing.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    German, English, Portugues

  • Accommodation


    We offer a shared cozy, small wooden house. Shower and compost toilet are shared.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The next town is about 1, 5km away and easily can be reached by foot. There you have a small supermarket and a pub. The village Odeceixe is about 3km away where you have more facilities like a bank, farmacy, bigger supermarkets. The beach is about 7 km away.

    Yoga lessons can be taken if requested. The beaches on our coasts are highly recommended for surfing, BTT and walks along the hiking trail "Rota Vicentina" .

    Volunteers should be fisically fit and willing to put their energy into the work.

    Our meals are flexi vegetarian. So we mostly eat vegetarian and once a week more or less meat.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours per day 5 days a week

Host ref number: 723817778985