Join us to grow a vegetable garden and open a forest trail in a traditional Algarve farmhouse near Monchique and Aljezur, Portugal



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    Hello,my name is João, I'm the local MountaiBike Guide at BikeHouse Algarve.
    This is a great place for outdoor sports enthusiasts (mountain bike,surf or SUP,hiking, climbing, horse riding, kayaking ...) and other nature and organic farming related activities, located near the vilage of Aljezur, in Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina and the mountain and village of Monchique.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    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
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    During time off with me, João, you can expect some mountain biking, surf sessions and outdoor adventure , as well as experience more of local culture,environment and gastronomy. Maybe even learning how to play didgeridoo!

  • Help


    Current tasks,wich i ask people to show their interest for when aplying to our place
    - clean the weeds in the vegetable garden, water the garden, crop and plant the veggies of each season
    -cut a path in the forest from the top of the hill to the house. First objective is to be able to get to the Medronho and Cork trees in our land. This will then get developed as our "backyard" Mountainbike trail

    Minimum volunteering time is 2 weeks.
    Working hard,starting at 9h.30 in the morning.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Bedroom, in a farm house built in traditional south Portugal architecture or in one of the mobile homes
    We cook breakfast and lunch, and the dinner is left at your will

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Situated in between the highest point in Algarve, Monchique mountain range, and the Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina that extends from Sines in the north to Sagres in the utmost south-western point of the Algarve.

    In the park you can make beautiful hiking and mountain biking tours, as well as along the rough coast of the west Algarve as through the hills in this area. The landscape is without exception beautiful and very diverse.

    The most wonderful beaches are reached by car in less than half hour , there are plenty of nice small towns and villages and there are some markets in the area.

    This geographical area is also interesting because of its historical connection with Atlantic Ocean and northern African cultural influence.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 851197564314