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Originally from Scotland and England, my partner and I travelled and lived overseas for 10 years finally settling in the far most Western corner of Europe where we started our family. We were drawn here to Lagos, Algarve, by the desire to renovate my parents old Quinta with the view to turning it into a guest house. It is a labour of love! The property is situated on 2.5 acres of land and there is always work to be done in the gardens. We have a 400 year old olive tree, a formal Italian garden, an orchard, a Mediterranean dry garden and new this year we hope to add a Zen garden for our yoga space and raised vegetable beds to compliment our citrus trees.
Fraser is mad about all thing bikes, preferably mountain biking but loves all kinds of cycling. Chantelle prefers life at a more sedate pace with yoga and meditation important past times. So when they are not at the Quinta you would probably find Fraser on a bike and Chantelle on a yoga mat! Or as a family you will fine them hiking, travelling, SUPing or beaching it.
We are 4km from the pretty beach village of Luz and also 4km from the historic town of Lagos with its many stunning beaches and grottoes.. Both great for all kinds of water activities such as surfing, kayaking, SUPing and sailing. There are literally over 20 stunning and peaceful beaches within a 20 minute drive from us.
We have bikes people can use to cycle down to the beach or if wanting to explore further afield a car would be useful. Local buses also run from the Quinta to both Luz and Lagos.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Chance to enjoy comfortable and independent living conditions with a friendly family who are passionate above travel and meeting new people. Great location for enjoying the beach/surf and exploring the Western Algarve with working house only at beginning or end of day freeing up lots of explore time!
Practice Portuguese with our Portuguese team members.
Practice yoga by attending our regular classes in our yoga studio.
Required from Mid November to Mid December.
We are looking for 1 or 2 people to help us with some small building projects/garden work such as shed building and buidling of an outdoor kitchen. Working alongside our Portuguese gardener who speaks no English!
English, Portuguese and a little French
In exchange for 5 hours work a day, 8am - 1pm or occassionally 6pm - 11pm, with 2 days off a week, we will provide extremely comfortable accommodation in your own room with ensuite in our Quinta guesthouse with access to the Quinta kitchen. We will provide breakfast, lunch and dinner supplies daily for you to prepare your own food.
Bicycles for use and option to attend regular yoga classes and/or social sports such as netball if desired. Catch a local bus to the historic town of Lagos or to one of the beautiful quiet beaches.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week