Come and enjoy this beautiful and relaxing place in Monchique, Portugal



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    Hello, I am Mark, Dutch but living close to Monchique. 2 years ago I started doing workaway myself in order to find a place where I felt home. I had 3 workaway experiences in Portugal which I liked all a lot. Finally, I ended up in Monchique which I fell in love with. After settling down for 2 years and searching for the right land, I recently bought a ruin with a hectare of land. This place I want to convert into a small paradise. I am not living on the land I bought but in a house close-by. This place has a beautiful garden which also need maintenance, as well as the vegetables garden. I am a conceptual artist and have experience in the commercial sector as well as cultural sector. The last year I helped people with gardening and construction work, which I like a lot. I don't have education in the latter, but believe in learning by doing and sharing knowledge and experiences. For the people who are into surfing, the west coast is 30 minutes away.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I believe Monchique is a beautiful, relaxing place. I am not a workshop space or have an expertise in a specific thing. I am an allrounder and definitely hope to learn from you too. I am Dutch but speak Spanish, English, German on a good level and a bit of French. Currently I am learning Portuguese. If you are a surfer or want to learn surfing, we can go to the beach together if there is time as I want to learn it as well.

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    I want to build a food forrest garden. Starting with dividing the plot and make a trail. Working with wood on a steep land. Nice workout with sea view in the morning and ending in the natural swimming pool (water tank ;-) and delicious food out of the garden!

    IF YOU HAVE NATURAL WALL BUILDING SKILLS THAT WOULD BE GREAT! I want to repair or build some natural granite wall. With help of a mini-digger (to save our backs) and me as I want to learn it as well!

    There is both light and "heavy" work to do. Maintaining the current garden etc. and on the other side the more heavy work of cleaning a forrest. I think about 20/25 hours of work a week and schedule that flexible, so you have enough time to go on longer trips if you like.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Dutch, German, English, Spanish, Portuguese

  • Accommodation


    A room with double bed, with shared bath room, kitchen and living room. There is lot of space in the garden as well. Its a simple but beautiful home and the view and the garden is complete luxury.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    On 20 min there is a bus stop but the schedule is a bit poor. The best would be if you have your own transportation and if not you should not mind to stay a bit around the house too. Hitchhiking works also very fine here in the Algarve. Of course I also make often trips and visits, which you are happy to join, but cannot go making sightseeing tours. If you have questions, please ask.
    I am not vegetarian myself, but am happy to adapt if somebody is. I don't smoke but you can outside ;-)

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    A little more information

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    • 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

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

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Host ref number: 851561823997