Help me take care of a beautiful property in the middle of the mountains of Monchique, Portugal



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    Ola dear community, welcome!
    This beautiful spot of nature in the middle of the mountains of Monchique is a former yoga retreat center which after many successful years has settled into a peaceful and permanent shavasana. But without active life on the premises, mother nature and all the creatures let out their wild side. After some time of silence the land is for sale and to give it back to the glamour I came into play. My name is dennis and I am the care taker of this place. I live here with my dog Momoko and take care of the 19 hectare property. But it is an endless struggle and alone it is not manageable. That's why we open our home to all nature lovers, to all who could use some deceleration, to all who want to reconnect with our origin pachamama. I offer accommodation, one cabin and two caravans are available. In exchange you can help us with the gardening. There is always something to do and I am sure we will find what you enjoy the most. With the hours we do not take it so exactly, I "ask for" 10/h freely divisible on the week but this is a place of the love and we give what we feel. Please be aware that I do not provide food and the road to the property is 5km dirt road and you have to travel yourself. From Monchique and the nearest supermarket it is 11km and the nearest neighbors live 5km away. The kitchen is fully equipped and available for your use.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities


  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I practice yoga, pranayama and meditation in my morning/evening routine which you are welcome to join.
    I work a lot with self growth and self development and am happy to share my knowledge if you are interested.
    My biggest passion is photo/videography which I also like to bring closer to you

  • Help


    Gardening like:
    -Pluck weeds
    -A slightly larger project is to bring the veggie garden back to life. - Planting & Care.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: 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


    A cabin with bed, shelf and wardrobe
    A large and a small caravan each with small wardrobes
    Please note as already mentioned I do not offer any meals. What I offer is accommodation in breathtaking nature!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our daily life is very calm and serene, consisting of a morning practice, a long morning walk, sometimes a morning dip in the nearby lake, breakfast, gardening, walking with Momoko again, the evening work that comes up, dinner, watching the sunset on the terrace, evening routine and going to bed early. we love our routines, but are also flexible for deviations. You can move freely in your free time and Momoko also likes company, loves to play and when you find her exhausted in the evening she also likes to cuddle. I eat mostly plants based and would appreciate it if you share this view. No heavy alcohol consumption! No parties! Consider coming only if you walk through life consciously and mindfully and treat every place as your home. Feel free to ask if you have any questions :)

  • 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.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    If you travel with your dog momoko is more then happy to welcome well behaved playmates!

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Let it flow! "ask for" 10/h freely divisible on the week

Host ref number: 921392479232