learn local culture and way of life and working in the mountains of monchique

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Portugal

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  • Description

    Description

    We have a small holding in the mountains of monchique I am English and my husband is Portuguese so we speak English and Portuguese , we have no children living at home only three small dogs.

    We have a strawberry farm, we also grow corn and onions on a large scale. We live in a very tranquil part of the Algarve where nature is all around us we also breed pigs so therefore make our own chorizo sausages, presunto ham and morcello black sausage so we are always busy doing different things. We are looking for someone who we can trust to help us on all sorts of jobs who can work alone and not need being told , just needs to have a bi of common sense please also I will find it hard to feed vegetarians and vegans thanks for looking

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    They will learn biological farming and a local way of life

  • Help

    Help

    We would like to have someone who is interested in learning strawberry farming , general farming including pigs we are a biological small holding also general help thank you

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    an independent house

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The town of Monchique is up in the Serra de Monchique, which is a thickly wooded mountain range separating the Algarve from Alentejo. The jouney up (and down) to Monchique offers spectacular views and is totally different from coastal Algarve. The houses in Monchique are typically Algarvean with their white walls and bands of colour around the windows and doors, but their 'saia' (skirt) chimneys are quite unique and different from coastal homes.

    The centre of Monchique is characterised by lots of narrow cobbled streets criss-crossing up the hillside with a spattering of cafes and restaurants. The central square boasts an attractive paved area with benches, trees and a lovely water feature, including an example of a Moorish water wheel. Monchique is a very quiet and relaxed place, which is ideal for pottering around and appreciating the fantastic views.

  • 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

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week






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