We are a familiy with a 4 years old kid and an 1 year old baby, 2 cats and 7 chiken who live in a simple way in Flores island. We just finished to build our wooden house and we want to continue preparing our lands to create a nice enviromental sistem.
We are also renovating an old Stone house which is becaming a guesthouse& we will need help for this too.
For the work you will need to be in good fisical conditions.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
We live in almost one hectare land, just in front of the sea,up in the clift. Our lands are close to the village ( 7 minutes walk) . There are many activities to do around like beautiful trecking, canyoning, swimming under the waterfalls or in natural swimming pools,… We have all the material for snorkeling, surfing, spear diving and fishing.
We produce our own soap & goat cheese.
There are many things to learn in the island, just being sourrounded by nature is a big experience. It is nice to know the local living way; and specially in summer time there are many local village parties and outside living all around the island.
We speak 5 languages so it is a nice time to practice them and learn some portuguese too. We live in contact with local farmers so there is a lot to learn about local agriculture.
About the help there are 3 different possibilities
We are looking for help to clean Lands from invasive plants , It is a hard work so we look for people in good physical condition.
-We need one person to help renovating an old stone house, the main job will be building furnitures (so you will need very good skills for this).
-We will need another person to help in the house, cleaning, cooking, organicing the house, washing clothes,tacking care of the kids,...Eventually we will also need help in the garden and with the animals but most of the time will be in the house.
We will ask help for 4 hours a day 5 days a week. Food is included on working days only, normally we eat all together once a day the food that we or you cook.
We would like to receive people for 2-3 weeks.
Spanish, French, Portuguese,Basque, English
For the accomodation we have a land prepared with tents with see view; and it is possible also to build cabins if you know about construction.We have dry toilets and hot shower.
We dont have internet conexion at home but 5 min walk there is a bar with wifi.
There is public transportation (buses) conecting the main villages of the island, but they are not many per day.
It would be good for you to bring tents for visiting the island because free camp is all around. We are flexible in our living way. In the same time we ask for common sense to mantain a nice armony in the property and also in the island.
Helpers must be in good fisical condition.
You are welcome to visit us and share experiences in the nature.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 3-4 hours a day, 5 days a week