Help with gardening, renovating and woodworking projects in Alcobaça, close to surfers paradise in Portugal



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  • Description


    We are a young couple (family) that are 14 months into a journey to live out our dream of running a bed & breakfast in Portugal. We've purchased a beautiful piece of land in Alcobaça, next to Nazare which is a beautiful beach town famous for the highest wave ever recorded in history. It's a surfers paradise :-) There are 4 members to the family. Jeff is a Canadian born 38 year old son of two Portuguese parents that has lived in Amsterdam for the past 10 years. He's a huge basketball fan, coach and former player, easy going, loves to have fun and meet new people. Lena is a 33 year old Dutch native born and raised in Amsterdam, very kind nature, loves to cook, host, take care of her family and is looking forward to becoming a gardening expert. Together we are parents to a beautiful baby boy named Tiago who is now 23 months, loves to smile and has already adopted the easy going attitude of his parents. The last member of our small family is our friendly, yet shy dog Joey.

    Our mini resort has been under construction for the past year. We hope to be welcoming guests in November of 2018 and are currently looking for a small team of enthusiastic, fun and hard working people to help us get ready for this new exciting launch and have fun while doing it.

    Jeff and Lena

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Portugal is one of the oldest cultures in Europe and has a fascinating history as a world power that discovered half of the world. It has the longest standing border lines in the entire world and benefits from a perfectly sunny climate, picturesque landscapes, delicious food, under appreciated wine, warm people and some of the most beautiful beaches. At our B&B, you'll enjoy learning new useful life skills, but also have the freedom to use the facilities on the property (Pool, BBQ, fire pit, etc) and help build other fun things like a swing that over looks a breath taking view, basketball court etc. One of the most beautiful beaches in Portugal is a short 15 minute drive away and that same beach is known for it's amazing surfing.

  • Help


    We're looking for friendly, low maintenance and motivated people that enjoy a healthy work hard, play hard mentality that would be willing to help us with the daily tasks of running a bed & breakfast and farm. There'll be a wide range of tasks to take on such as gardening, mowing the lawn, creating wood working projects, helping renovate a small 50 SQM studio apartment, BBQing, running errands, taking care of Tiago, feeding the chickens and generally helping to create a paradise for our guests.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Dutch and Portuguese

  • Accommodation


    The property itself is a bed & breakfast and you, as our helper will enjoy the comforts of your very own recently renovated private two bedroom apartment complete with most ammenties that you can think of. It has a beautiful view from the kitchen, living room and balcony that over look our vineyard and apple orchard with a mountain scape in the background as well. You'll have access to the pool, BBQ and fire pit too. The property is 1.5 hectares with a small forest and creek.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Although you're in a picturesque country setting with beautiful views and lanscapes, you're only a few minutes drive from a well known town called Alcobaça that has all the ammenities expected in a city. Also within a short drive is the beautiful beach town of Nazare, known for it's long white sand beaches and big waves. There is a national park also within walking distance in which you can explore if you like hiking and nature.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • 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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