We are a young couple (family) that are 2.5 years into a journey to live out our dream of running a small resort 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 5 members to the family. Jeff is a Canadian born 39 year old son of two Portuguese parents that has lived in Amsterdam for the past 10 years before arriving here. He's a huge basketball fan, coach and former player, easy going, loves to have fun and meet new people. Lena is a 35 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 charming toddler named Tiago who is now 3 years old, loves to smile and has already adopted the easy going attitude of his parents, as well as our beautiful daughter Olivia that is an adventurous happy baby. The last member of our small family is our friendly, yet shy dog Joey.
After 16 months of intense renovations, we've now been in full operation welcoming guests for the past year. As a result, we're always keen to welcome motivated and responsible people to join our crew to help us maintain our mini resort at a high standard and to also endeavour into new ways to improve our space.
Jeff and Lena
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
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.
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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 our mini resort. 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 and generally helping to create a paradise for our guests.
This host offers a language exchange
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The property itself is best described as a small resort and you, as our helper will enjoy the comforts of your very own apartment complete with most ammenities to help you feel at home. This can either be on the resort itself, or in a ground floor apartment a short 5 min walking distance from it. In all cases you'd have a private entrance, bathroom and kitchen.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.
This host can provide space for campervans.
More than two
5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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