Help with my horses, building and gardening in the Algarve, Portugal

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Portugal

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi, so at the end of 2019 I bought an old abandoned farm in South West Algarve. My goal is to live as self sufficient as possible, make the land as productive as possible and hopefully one day sell fruit and vegetables, do horse riding tours and a mountain bike park on the land. At the moment I live in a caravan but I am busy building the house. I have a few vegetable gardens, ornamental gardens, 13 hectares of land and a little lake to swim in.

    So I am very interested in permaculture and am always trying to learn more about growing my own food. Generally I eat vegetarian from the garden and try to buy as little as possible.

    The property is located between the surf beaches of the West coast, Aljezur, Lagos and Marmelete, just outside a little village with 2 cafes and the famous pizza party nearby. Other than the village, and surrounding countryside it is fairly isolated.

    When i have time I do like to go surfing in aljezur or mountain biking on monchique.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Art Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    So many opportunities to learn about living off grid in the hills of portugal. Land maintanace, animal care, permaculture, Portuguese culture, surfing...

  • Help

    Help

    So the type of help generally depends on the time of year but here are some of the things I need help with....

    Gardening
    Growing vegetables
    Feeding horses and general horse care
    Tree planting
    Building
    Carpentry
    Picking medronho berries
    Helping in the vineyard
    Cooking
    Building mountain bike tracks
    Fencing
    Forestry
    Making the caravan nice

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    So I have a caravan with solar power and a compost toilet. It's not luxury but it has everything you need.

    There is also plenty of space if you have your own tent or van.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Lots of nice beaches 20mins drive away, local towns, mountain hikes and many social events nearby.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    4hrs with food included or 2hrs if you want to buy your own food

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