Help a young family at their rural homestead with their animals, land and build near Santa Catarina, East Algarve

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Portugal

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a young family with 2 girls; now 13 and 15 years old, living in a beautiful old abandoned village in the foothills behind Santa Catarina, east Algarve ... just half an hour from the stunning Rio Formosa coastline, near Tavira and Faro
    We run a busy VW campervan rental company, which utilizes our many creative skills as we restore, rebuild and create these small, stylish campers for surfers, families and multinational adventurers to explore this wonderful part of the world.

    We are a creative, active and busy family and have lived here for over 12 years.
    In our spare time ( !!!!) we are passionate about restoring our traditional tiny village, set in an empty wild valley with peaceful hills stretching for miles all around, where we live with 2 horses, 4 dogs and 2 cats.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Help

    Help

    We are seeking a workawayer or a couple to come and help around our home. There's much to do here! From building /pointing stone walls, carpentry, gardening, painting... we generally find a job to suit whoever visits! Practical hands on skills and the right attitude is essential! Help with the feeding of our 2 horses, maybe riding if you fancy? so someone with experience with horses would be most welcome, but not essential .. they are easy beasts !
    Occasionally we may need to be away for a night so keeping the animals feed and watered is essential.
    Our land needs tidying, veg plot tended and the carobs, almonds and olives need to be collected, dogs brushed and horses petted, when we are too busy out at work!
    We would like someone who is happy with their own company and space, as we often work long hours in the summer and so the ability to live independently is necessary.
    In the summer our 2 girls are often home and although they are very independent, the easy-going company....Maisie loves her piano and Lara hangs out with her horse!

    We are looking for helpers initially for one to 2 weeks but this could become longer depending on skills offered and our development of particular projects. Its always changing ! We need help throughout the summer.
    Van livers welcome !!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    a spacious caravan with own cooking facilities, electric ,

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in an isolated traditional village that was deserted 20 years ago. We are slowly bringing it back to life. The nearest beach is only 20 minutes away .We live near a river and our surrounding area is spectacular for walking, mountain biking and horse riding.

  • 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

    We initially found our home here after years of travelling Europe in our converted and our business is now based on the van life concept, so we enjoy welcoming independently-minded adventurous nomads. Having your own wheels explore this area is important.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Workawayers riding in the picadero.
One of our cool campers

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