Help with various projects around our family farmhouse in Algarve, Portugal




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    We are a British couple with a seven year old girl Living in the East Algarve for over 13 years.
    We have renovated several houses in the Algarve and have just finished renovating an old Portuguese farmhouse.

    We are working more on the land now, planting fruit trees, landscaping and managing our olive and Carob harvests.
    Amanda is running ceramics workshops from her studio and we are also involved in a local environmental association.
    We have chickens and grow our own vegetables and are trying to expand this area of our work.

    I used to work in the art department for the BBC in the UK. I am now involved in various building projects, property renovations and some photo production work.
    Amanda used to be a TV Editor, she is now a full time mum who also runs a small ceramics business and enjoys a more spiritual take on life, including yoga and meditation.

    Ideally this project would suit a couple or 2 friends, however singles are most welcome.

    We are looking for enthusiastic practical people to help us with our farmhouse renovations, gardening, landscaping and childcare.
    If you Like kids and are interested in building, gardening, sustainable living and environmentalism this project is for you.
    Anyone with knowledge in environmental campaigning would be very welcome.

    Your accommodation will be a cabin with its own kitchen, dry compost toilet and solar shower.

    As a couple we give you 40 euros per week to buy your own provisions. With some meals at our house, depending on how busy we are.

    The farm house is walking/cycling distance from Santa Catarina, our local village. Here you will find all amenities, cafes, bar, shop, bakery, bank, post office and pharmacy.

    If you can drive (and we trust you!) we have an old car you can use to get around. We also have bikes you can use.

    The Farm house is about 10 minutes drive from the beach.

    This is a great opportunity to learn hands on with building projects, landscaping and gardening.
    If you are arty and creative then there maybe some help needed with Amanda's ceramics business.

    Hope to hear from you soon!

    Stuart & Amanda

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Building and Gardening skills.
    Ceramics skills.
    Environmental campaigning
    Child care.
    We have been renovating old stone houses in Portugal for 15 years, we are happy to share our knowledge with you.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    Looking for friendly, interesting people to help with some Building and Gardening projects.
    Childcare and help around the house. Also, help with any creative projects we are involved with at the time.
    We prefer our Workawayers to have practical skills and also be able to help with minimum supervision.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    Cabin, woodburner, solar shower, compost toilet.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We can pick you up from Faro, Olhao or Tavira. We will also take you shopping and can drive you to the beach on your days off!

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have WiFi and a workspace you can use.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Safe fenced land.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours per day (max 25hours/week)

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