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

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello, I am Mark, Dutch but living close to Monchique. 3 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 years 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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around 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, moderate Portugese and a bit of French.

  • Help

    Help

    I am currently renovating my ruin. So a lot of construction work to do. If you have experience that's great. Especially people working with wood are very much needed in this phase. Even more as I am planning to build a small tree house.

    Besides that 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 the forrest, making fires, strimming etc. Around 20 to 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

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    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 5 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.

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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

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