Looking for a patient Workawayer to help with teaching our son with special needs in Silves, Portugal



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    We are an English family, Paul, Rachel, Sunay and Iyla.
    We live on an organic fruit farm.
    We are vegetarian and grow as much of our own food as we can.
    We follow permaculture principles wherever we can.
    We are easy going, nature loving people, living a simple life.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities


  • 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

    Learn about the Algarvean way of life. Growing food and learning about permaculture and useful plants.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We specifically would like help with our 9 year old son who has a learning disability, Asperger's and ADHD. His lack of the local language means he cannot attend school here so we homeschool him. This is proving difficult as we do not have the expertise. Therefore we are seeking a volunteer with the required qualifications to assist our son.

    We also require a reliable, honest and responsible volunteer for house sitting over the Christmas and New year period. Must be willing to feed and take care of a few animals.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    There will be a room in the main house or annex available. We can provide vegetarian meals. With the option to eat with the family or alone.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located in central Algarve and only 15 mins from the beach. The beautiful castle of historic Silves is also only 15 mins away. There is a train station very nearby so the whole of the south coast is accessible.
    We ourselves have travelled and volunteered in the past.
    We settled in the Algarve for an outdoor life with interests in permaculture, growing food and interesting trees and plants, complementary medicine, yoga and spirituality.

  • 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 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 856884124248