Help us with gardening at the foot of the Monchique Mountains and near the magnificent west coast in Alentejo, Portugal

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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    We are looking for a couple or a woman for the following tasks from mid-June for approx. 3 /4 weeks: Gardening looking after sheep Wood and clay work It would be great if you could get involved with the place here and also have some experience with animal

    We are a German couple living in the southwest of the Alentejo. We have a 9-hectare, lonely, beautiful piece of land at the foot of the Monchique Mountains (which has not been inhabited for many years) not far from the Atlantic west coast. Since 2019 we are rebuilding it piece by piece. From time to time we are looking for helping hands for short or longer periods.
    Seven sheep and three cats are living here with us.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are two former theater actors , but we gave up our profession for our dream of Portugal. We now work as artisans and manufacture enamel jewelry in our atelier here in our workshop. Above all, you can expect nature, an unbelievable silence and an endless starry sky every evening. The nearest neighbor is less than a kilometer away and the next town 20 km. There is a small pub here, despite the seclusion, which can be reached on foot in just under 20 minutes, by bike only 10. We live here as a couple, with cats and 7 sheep spending our time, if not in the jewelery workshop, building, digging, planting, mowing, hauling and, recently, also harvesting. From forest and gardening to building with wood and clay, everything that a life in the wilderness requires is here to do and learn. We appreciate your interest and your energy and your story (s).

  • Help


    During the summer, there is mainly gardening work to do ... the sheep have to be looked after and there are a few building projects on the agenda. We are currently finishing a mud house,
    There are lots of things to do there,
    The terrace has to be landscaped, a fence built around the garden - none of which is physically difficult work. We are very happy to have female helping hands for this period. As Ralph will be busy elsewhere, this will be a women's power project! I look forward to seeing you!

    German :
    Im Sommer gibt es vor allem viel im Garten zu tun ... die Schafe müssen versorgt werden und es stehen einige Bauprojekte auf dem Programm. Wir sind gerade dabei, ein Lehmhaus fertigzustellen,
    Da gibt es eine Menge zu tun,
    Eine Terrasse soll kreativ gestaltet werden, ein Zaun um den Garten muss gebaut werden - nichts davon ist körperlich schwer. Wir sind sehr froh, für diese Zeit weibliche Helfer zu haben. Da Ralph anderweitig beschäftigt sein wird, wird dies ein Frauenpower-Projekt sein! Ich freue mich darauf, dich zu sehen!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Intermediate
    Portuguese: Intermediate
    Russian: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    We have a desire for languages and would like to learn. Our language levels are very different: Babette is our communicator and speaks several languages quite well. Ralph wants to be able to do all that too, but he still has a lot to learn.

  • Accommodation


    We still live very simply here. Our home is a lovingly developed circus wagon. We have set up a large canvas tent for you (see photo). There is also an outdoor kitchen, that everyone can use and where you can sit and drink coffee, for example. It is best to take a look at our photos, then you will get an impression of our land.

    We would like to have lunch and dinner together. We are also happy to meet in the morning for coffee together, otherwise breakfast is individual.
    We eat everything. You tell us what you like and what doesn't work at all and we will adjust to it.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live 30 kilometers from the magnificent west coast of Portugal. You can reach the beautiful beaches in about 30 minutes by car. The towns of São Teotónio ("Rede Expressos"-bus stop from and to Lisbon), Odeceixe and Monchique are about 20 km away. There is also a free bus to Monchique three times a week, otherwise you have to rely on a car (or us). If you like hiking, you can start directly at our house and walk either into the Serra de Monchique or over the Rota Vicentina towards the coast.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have a big canvas tent for you alone and an outdoor kitchen where you can sit comfortably. There is satellite internet in the countryside, which works well. You can do the basic internet work here. Video streaming works, but zoom conferences are not smooth and should only be necessary in exceptional cases.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Our land has enough space and some very nice places where you can park your campervan.

  • 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: 863556988455

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