Olá, I am Anir, a happy 66 year-young Dutch woman. I lived for almost 18 years in the lower mountains of Central Portugal together with my animals. There, from 2013, I received many volunteer-guests. Together we did small building jobs, took care of the animals, worked in the gardens and went on short trips. A great joy!!
Now, it's already two years ago I've moved from my off grid life in the 'campo'; from the mountains to a village close to the seaside.
I love Workaway idea, so I moved it with me!
I'm an artist, and in the past I have done a number of projects in the national and international art community. After all this years of doing something else, I recently picked up my profession again.
Mountains have been moved since the move, mostly with the help of Workaway volunteers! A small garden has been realized, that only needs now some maintenance. My studio is ready and I am regularly working there.
Besides my art, I like gardening, vegan or vegetarian cooking, reading, writing and taking walks. I speak intermediate-level Portugese and am still learning the language. Sometimes I take trips to the seaside or go to explore interesting locations nearby. I also like visiting local markets. I find these trips to be much more enjoyable together with somebody else. I like to show my guest volunteers the local countryside, historical villages/spots, archaeological sites and other special places in the area. I enjoy working on projects together with my guests.
My dog and two cats are very friendly and people say that I'm a good cook!
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
I would like to take one or more with guests to interesting surrounding locations. The number of trips of course depends on length of stay.
Because of my age / life experience I have a lot to share and enjoy reflection and conversation with guests.
For example: I lived in the low mountains of Central Portugal for a long time, and have I have experience with the local people there. Now that I live here, where the landscape is open and where it is almost always windy, I notice how the different landscapes also affect people and their cultures.
I'm also interested about your life experiences, reflections and insights.
*️️️️️️️️️️️ It would be great to have help with all kinds of small indoor and outdoor work projects.
*️️️️️️️️️️️ Some help in the garden always needed; small jobs like weeding and other seasonal gardening.
*️️️️️️️️️ Practical assistance; an extra hand sometimes and some help in the household.
* Taking care of the animals and my house when I am away for a day.
*️️️️️️️️️ Some assistance by an art project
Dutch, English, a bit Portugees and bit German.
There is a cozy guest room with views over the village and the surrounding fields. It is also possible to use the wi-fi . There is a bathroom; a washing machine is available... And of course we eat meals together.
The food will be vegan / vegetarian for te most. On the other hand, I also want to adjust myself a bit to my guest; I myself eat fish occasionally and exceptionally some meat.
Linen and towels provided.
A minimum stay of 10 days is my preference .
I have a car, so I can collect you from Lourinhã or Peniche bus station or the Bombarral train station, for example.
Also important: The village (São Bartolomeu dos Galegos) has a cash machine, some cafes and two small grocery shops. There are pharmacies, a post-office, bakeries, ('pastelaria'), and bigger supermarkets together with other shops in Lourinhã. It is possible to catch a bus to Lourinhã, or together with me in the car.
Lourinhã and the sea side are about 8 km away.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
´4 till 5 hours a day; 4 or 5 days a week. It also depends of the weather.
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