Looking for help with small building/roofing project near Tomar, Portugal



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    Hello, I'm Mindi I'm originally from The UK but I moved to Portugal in Summer 2017, to live a simpler, rural life.
    I live in a village 5km south of Tomar so I am not 'off grid' but try to be as sustainable as I can.
    I have 3 dogs, 2 cats and 5 chickens. I try to grow as many fruit and vegetables as I can and I am always expanding my vegetable garden, and planting more fruit trees!
    I teach English online so I am often busy indoors. I am happy to help English learners and are always happy to learn about other languages and cultures.
    I desperately need help to repair the roof on a small outbuilding. I also would love some help with the 3/4 acre garden as well as building/renovation, general land maintenance and looking after the animals.

    I am pretty relaxed and easy going and love meeting new people.
    I am looking for someone (1 or 2) who is/are happy to do tasks independently.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Enjoy the relaxed pace of life in a Portuguese village.
    The Tomar area has a wealth of historical sites and beautiful locations to explore and I would love to share my love of Portugal with you.
    Discover the pleasure of eating food from the garden, drinking local wine or chilling in a hammock.
    I am a native English speaker, learning Portuguese.
    I am a qualified UK and TEFL teacher and happy to help with learning English.

  • Help


    I would love some help to look after the animals, and to extend and maintain the vegetable beds and flower gardens. I would also like to convert an old outhouse into an outdoor kitchen. The roof is about to collapse so this is pretty urgent! My small above ground pool needs some repair and maintenance too!
    I would like help with digging, planting, weeding, watering and harvesting in the vegetable garden and polytunnel, and with the maintenance of flower beds and trees. I have a small vineyard that needs attention.
    There is a lot to do here to maintain and improve the land and buildings. I would particularly appreciate skills such as building, roofing, gardening and painting.
    As I work online 5 days aweek, this would a person, people or couple who are happy to do tasks independently.

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    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Beginner

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  • Accommodation


    Small caravan with double bed, fridge, gas hob and electricity.
    Shared bathroom in the house with shower, toilet and basin.
    Help yourself to breakfast and lunch, an evening meal is provided in the house or outside. All vegetarian.
    Use of 3m above-ground pool in garden.
    I would welcome help in the kitchen, preparing and cooking vegetarian/vegan meals, washing up!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The house is situated in a village 6km from the beautiful city of Tomar, with its World Heritage Templar castle. There are regular buses and trains so it is a great base to explore central Portugal. I can collect and drop off at the local train stations in Santa Cita or Tomar.
    My home is 15 minutes by car from Barragem do Castelo de Bode, one of the largest reservoirs in Portugal. With quiet beaches, surrounded by trees, the reservoir is fantastic for for swimming, boating and water sports.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Can host digital nomads

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    Hours expected

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

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