Help at our Eco Project near the Ocean’s Edge in Azores, Portugal



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    Hello, I am Konswan with sons Odin and Mitra, 10 and 8 years old. I am an organic farmer and massage therapist doing a small eco project.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Aide dans une ferme
    Baby-sitting et jeux créatifs
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général
    Aide informatique / avec Internet

  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    As a guest you would benefit from this exchange in multiple ways. And you will learn many things, if you apply yourself and pay attention. I speak both English and Portuguese, some French, and an exchange here means you can at least improve your English speaking skills. I am mediocre at Portuguese, and read French better than speak it. I come from an ☯️Asian background so you will learn about Asian foods, some ⚛️philosophy, and just have someone who is ☮️easy to talk to and someone who treats you with 🕉️respect.

    You can learn farming techniques, plant biology, fermentation’s, and organic farming. The longer you stay, the more chances you have to learn things, because each month and each season is different. Ask me questions. The more you ask, the more you learn. Read that sentence again. But please don't ask me questions just to fill in the quiet. 🎍Quiet must be respected too.

    You are intelligent and have social skills and emotional intelligence, you go with the flow, you value time spent with others and you are adaptable. If you are not, then we will have some rough interactions. I am very honest and direct and don't take rubbish.

  • 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


    I am looking for mature and hardworking individuals, of average to high 💡intelligence, kind and thoughtful, who can be self motivated, because I prefer not to micromanage. The main help I need is gardening, planting, weeding, tilling, hauling things like manure and compost. Experience is a plus, but I can teach the skills. I need some help doing general house maintenance, so a strong pair of hands that can do small repairs would be ideal. Also farm tasks require some strength and stamina, so I need 💪🏼strong women and strong men, THOUGHTFUL AND SELF-MOTIVATED who like to help hard and play hard, the HELP IS THE PRIORITY. I will need some help preparing meals or setting table 🍽️ and washing dishes (normal stuff you do already for your parents!), and I need some help playing with the kids. Most of the childcare will be playing with them while I make a meal, like playing ☠️pirates, painting, bamboo-stick fighting, and ninja training. The childcare will be ~1.5 hours of the day, ~4 hours of farm help, ~1.5 hours preparing meals, clean up, general housework. Each day will be different, so I need you to be flexible and go with the flow. Depending on the task load and my work week, I may need a little bit more help with my sons, playing legos with them, kicking a ⚽️ Around with them, ar any sport 🏐🏸, 📚reading them a book, painting or drawing with them, or sitting with them during a movie. I try not to ask for more than two hours with my kids because I need to connect with them as the primary care provider.

    You will help four days, have three days off. But this is flexible depending on what is going on, school schedule, doctor appointments, whether my boys are with me or with their father, whether I am working or have the week at home/on farm. ALso, if there are birthdays or social events that we get invited to, we accommodate those things and make up for the help time lost. And if you want to go 🚤 boating one day or 🐋whale watching, we just rearrange the volunteering schedule. If it ☔️rains like mad, we adapt our schedule or our task load and do indoor stuff, like cleaning house or something useful. Just communicate and be considerate and respectful. It is HELP EXCHANGE, and I want you to enjoy your time here. If ever you feel things are not fair, I am asking too much of you, you are 😟🤢😥suffering, or whatever 😳ails you, just communicate and we will find a solution🤔. I am very reasonable, but I will not tolerate bad behavior and negativity.🤦🏻‍♀️ Take your unsettled personal issues, depression, alcoholism, and victim attitude somewhere else. I'm just saying..🤷🏻‍♀️ None of this is good for the team and feelings of cohesiveness. And I have kids to protect.

    NOTE: If you kill my plants or trees, even by accident, I expect you to replace them and pay for them. Fruit trees take time to grow and are a cost of ⏳time to grow and 💰money to buy them. Please, if in doubt, DO NOT PULL IT OUT. You will break my 💔heart when you kill a wanted tree, bush, flower, or plant!😭

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Anglais: Courant
    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


    I have a house to share amenities.

    I have full plumbing, hot 🚿showers, kitchen. There is electricity💡. Internet access is a ten minute walk from the house for extended use. I have a washing machine for your dirty clothes, BUT I WILL OPERATE IT and push the buttons. Line drying in summertime, indoor drying for wintertime or spring or any rainy day!

    On help days, meals are provided by me. You’re part of the household, so I expect a helpful attitude. Your days off are also my days off. We can combine resources and make meals together. Or you go to a cafe/restaurant. You will
    pay your restaurant meals or anywhere off property. You can buy things and use my fridge.

    If you are going hiking and pack your meal, I ask you to buy your own containers or use/reuse plastic baggies. LUXURY ITEMS SUCH AS 🧀CHEESE, 🍫CHOCOLATES, ☕️CAFFEINE, SUGAR, JUICE, IMPORTED FRUITS AND ALL 🍷🍸ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARE UP TO YOU TO BUY.

    I am a conscientious omnivore, but I also cook 🥕🍆🍠vegetarian, and 🐟🍣🍤pescatarian. I have spent many years catering food, so providing tasty and atttractive food is no problem for me. All food is seasonal and mostly local. I do not provide a lot of imported exotic fruits, or even "normal" fruits, so you would have to buy that for yourself, like 🍇grapes, 🍊oranges, and 🍑peaches. I repeat, buy them from your traveling budget. 🥜🍪🍫Snacks and cookies, 🍩sweet things and fruit juice, are on your own, YOU BUY THEM with your pocket change....THEY ARE LUXURY ITEMS.

    Sometimes I cook a 🍰dessert, and that is always for anyone living in my home, but please remember my kids love that stuff too and share well! There is fruit to harvest during their seasons, and plenty of it foraged. We go to friend's homes and do 🔥🍔🍗🌭cookouts. Everyone shares what they bring.

    I do NOT provide 🍺alcohol and encourage sobriety. If something impairs your ability to be an effective part of the team, I reserve the right to ask you to leave. I expect your professionalism, courtesy and kindness. I am very reasonable but firm. No drugs or alcohol at my house or property. No smoking. I have kids.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    On your time off you have so many choices, depending on your personality type. Nature lovers would be happiest here, with all the hiking and trails available. There are waterfalls, river, streams, natural swimming pools filled with rain water-filled streams or waterfalls. There is fishing, both saltwater and freshwater. Depending on the season and your courage, you could go snorkeling, spearfishing, bodyboarding, horseback riding, canyoning, on a guided boat fishing trip. You can lounge on the 🏖️beach and soak up the 🌞sun, meet interesting people, attend an improvised dinner party, fall in love with Flores Island. As mentioned, I have no car. I walk, hitchhike, or take the bus. You will too. There is a 🚎bus system that can take you from one part of the island to the other. If you need a night life, discotechs, raves, then this is not the island for you.

    All within ten minute walk are three eateries where you can get a cold 🍺beer, a coffe, or a 🍔sandwich while using their free wifi. You can spearfish there or fish from the pier. There are two good restaurants if you want to have a posh night out and spend 20 euros for dinner and wine. You can 🏊‍♀️ swim until sunset, I’m on the west side where it’s lovely. You can swim in the natural pools, hike to the waterfall, and then go to the cafe for a quick and cheap 🌭🍕🍟 snack. You can also take a bus to Santa Cruz and go to the natural swimming pools there, make a day of it, pack a picnic in advance, or buy 🥖bread, 🧀cheese and 🍖ham on the run and have an improvised picnic. One of the best hikes on the whole island is on my side of Flores. There are old ⛪️churches to explore. The are 🏛️museums in Santa Cruz, history, 🏭whaling, and environmental museums. Sometimes they get a wonderful exhibit! (There is a 🏨health center and Pharmacy if you need.)

    I enjoy seeing people have fun and have good positive experiences. I love to take people to festivals and social gatherings and get you to meet other travelers, other locals, or expatriates and you take it from there.

    Spring and summer involves a lot of festivals and I make a point of attending because my kids are young and I want them to experience everything in life and on my island and I want them to have wonderful memories of growing up. If you want some quiet time, you can have that too, I have plenty of 📚books, 📽️movies, and activities for introverted activities. You can draw, 🎨paint, do woodwork, carve wood, make jewelry, do anything creative that you can dream up. If you want to learn yoga or ecstatic dance, you can join the activities here.

    If you travel with instrument and like to play 🎼, I encourage that and have friends who do jam sessions with 🥁drums, 🎸guitars, ukuleles, 🎻 violin, harmonicas, nose flutes, etc. Just be cool, be kind, responsible, and communicate with me about what you would like to do or experience. I am very amenable and want you to have a fantastic work/travel experience!

  • 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

    You can walk to a nearby cafe and use free wi-fi 24 hours a day. 20 minute walk.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?


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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 6 hours a day, 4 days a week (maximum 25 hours/week)

N° de référence hôte : 354517528575