We need some strong arms and good sense of humour to help with a variety of small-holder tasks around the house and holding in the foothills of the `barrocal´ .

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Portugal

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a semi-retired couple who have lived in Portugal for the last 40 years running many small businesses. We have half a hectare in a large valley in the foothills of the `barrocal´ (the ridge of higher hills running along the north of the algarve). Over the years we have built up a veritable organic`food forest´with a large orchard (20-30 diferente species and one amazing tipu-tipu tree!), an olive grove, several carob trees and a medium sized veggie patch. The sea is 25 minutes away by car ( no easy public transport) but national train line 5 minutes away and plenty to see (typical algarve villages, river walks etc) within biking distance.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house

  • 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
  • Help

    Help

    We need some strong arms and good sense of humour to help with a variety of small-holder tasks around the house and holding. In August/september Carob picking, in Sept/October olive picking. Year round veggie garden wedding and mulching, firewood cutting, pruning, fence building, house painting, irrigation system maintenance. Fully automatic irrigation, shady orchard, sunny veggie garden.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Full bedroom and bathroom available in separate house to host on the property. Internet, wifi and access to own mini kitchen.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Knowledge Exchange on fruit and veggie gardening in warm climates, irrigation design, water management, living in the south of europe. Close by to beaches, genuine algarve local villages (Alte,Paderne). 30 min from the old moorish capital of the algarve (Silves) with red sandstone castle and cobbled streets. Local fresh markets sell local fresh sheep cheese, great fish and local fruit and veg. Local specilaities of cakes and tarts made with dried figs, carob and almonds.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    3 in summer, 4 in winter











Host ref number: 881982999212