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I am a 40 yo French, a potter and a proofreader (and also a choiceless farmer). The house is off-grid, right in a cork forest, a 20-min walk to the village and a 15-min drive from the Ocean.
Independent and skilled people only please, no brainwashed new-age sheep "in search of my navel" (but take my advice = identities are BS & use the literacy skills school/ the state taught you and read books).
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
I think I am quite integrated in the local community, so can give some insights about Portuguese culture. In my opinion, it is a beautiful and welcoming part of the country.
Culturally and on the friendship front, there is not much going on usually, theatre or a festival sometimes, but we can go to the café drink a few beers or local wine!
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
- Forest : land cleaning (chainsaw, brush cutting...)
- Garden & Orchard : weeding and watering
- House : small repairs & maintenance (lime washing, any interior or exterior design ideas welcome)
I'm also looking for house sitters over the summer (means watering and lime washing at least).
A yurt, perfect in spring, summer and fall, more fire maintenance in winter.
The house if you want to house-sit when I'm away (double bed in mezzanine over the kitchen).
The place is actually reachable by public transport (3 times a day)
I have 2 bikes if you're fit (quite hilly). Can get you to the train (Grândola) or national buses (Santiago), which are 20-min drive away.
Plenty of walking tracks!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
I have a pretty good Wi-Fi connexion, which goes until the yurt. Or you can use a table in the house if you're quiet. Or in the workshop if you're house-sitting.
Unfortunately I don't have much flat space, only one area downhill that you may like as I do, close to a track (3 pick-ups or tractors a day max), olive trees and a little stream.
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week