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Discover the Azores and yourself, while updating a traditional island house and garden in Portugal

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  • Activité récente: 17 juin 2024

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  2024 

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  • Description

    Description

    We are Olga and Alvaro. Together with our dalmatian Nina we live in the small, calm island of Santa Maria. We grew up in the Netherlands and Uruguay, respectively, after living in the prairies of South Dakota and Minnesota for 16+ years we have now made our home in the Azores. Currently we both work part time, remotely. Good food, hosting friends and family, and exploring the Azores and its outdoors activities are some of our favorite things.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Jardinage
    Bricolage et construction
    Entretien général
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    What We Offer
    You'll stay in the house we're renovating, with a bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen/living space provided. Plus, if interested, Olga offers weekly 1-hour life coaching sessions, leveraging her certification with the International Coaching Federation.

    Interested?
    If you want to contribute to our projects, enjoy the Azores' natural beauty, and engage in personal growth, reach out to us. We're eager to welcome you and share this experience.

  • Projets impliquant des enfants

    Projets impliquant des enfants

    Ce projet peut impliquer des enfants. Pour en savoir plus, consultez nos directives et conseils ici.

  • Aide

    Aide

    Volunteers Needed for Fixer Upper Project on Santa Maria Island, Azores
    June '24 update: we have availability for 1 volunteer in September.

    We're looking for hands-on individuals to help from April onwards with our renovation project on Santa Maria Island in the Azores, Portugal. If you have skills or interest in light carpentry, masonry, painting, or gardening, or if you're keen to learn, we'd be excited to have you.

    About Us: Olga and Alvaro
    We live on Santa Maria, where we're fixing up a property to turn into a place to relax and wind down for friends and family. We're outdoor enthusiasts with a deep appreciation for nature. Alongside our renovation work, we're here to offer a unique personal development opportunity.

    Santa Maria boasts beautiful landscapes, clear waters for swimming or snorkeling, and trails for hiking. Our project is near Santa Barbara, offering great opportunities for outdoor activities and community events. The house is located in a very quiet rural area.

    What We Offer
    You'll stay in the house we're renovating, with a bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen/living space provided, along with a food stipend. Plus, if interested, Olga offers complimentary weekly 1-hour life coaching sessions, leveraging her certification with the International Coaching Federation.

    Interested?
    If you want to contribute to our projects, enjoy the Azores' natural beauty, and engage in personal growth, reach out to us. We're eager to welcome you and share this experience.

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Anglais: Courant
    Espagnol: Courant
    Hollandais: Courant
    Allemand: Intermédiaire
    Portugais: Intermédiaire
    Français: Débutant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    Cet hôte a indiqué qu’il souhaitait faire partager sa propre langue ou en apprendre une nouvelle.
    Contactez-le pour en savoir plus.

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    One bedroom home. Privacy.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Santa Maria Island holds a unique geographical position where the tectonic plates of Europe, North America, and Africa converge, making it a place of significant geological and cultural interest. This convergence point not only shapes the island's landscape but also offers visitors a fascinating insight into the interconnectedness of these diverse regions. Whether you're drawn to the geological wonders or the cultural richness that spans across continents, Santa Maria promises a truly immersive and enlightening experience.

    Known for its stunning landscapes and mild Mediterranean climate, its rolling hills and dramatic cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Santa Maria offers a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. Explore secluded beaches with crystal-clear waters perfect for swimming, snorkeling, or simply basking in the sun. Hike along scenic trails that wind through lush forests and volcanic terrain, revealing breathtaking panoramic views at every turn. Or try diving, or even swimming with the manta rays!
    The island’s bus line, TSM has stops in the village.
    Santa Maria island (SMA) is reachable by airplane with SATA Açores (Azores Airlines) via PDL and Lisbon.

    Diogo de Silves, a Portuguese navigator and explorer in the late 14th century, was instrumental in the early exploration of the Atlantic Ocean during the Age of Discovery. Sponsored by Prince Henry the Navigator, Silves embarked on voyages along the western coast of Africa, culminating in his discovery of Santa Maria island in 1432. This marked a crucial milestone in Portugal's maritime expansion, with Santa Maria becoming a key waypoint between mainland Portugal and the "New World." Christopher Columbus visited the island in 1493, utilizing it to replenish water and food supplies after his historic voyage of discovering America, further solidifying Santa Maria's strategic importance in transatlantic navigation.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Wifi is available. Both Alvaro and Olga work remotely and understand this concept.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Deux

  • ...

    Nombre d'heures attendues

    3 hours a day, 5 days a week

N° de référence hôte : 169995413188

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