Help us renovate our quinta in São Bartolomeu de Messines, Algarve, Portugal

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  • Última atividade: 26 jun. 2024



 Hospedagem min. solicitada: mínimo 3 semanas



  • Descrição


    Join Us at Our Beautiful Quinta in Portugal!

    Hello! We're Charlie and Lucy, a friendly English/German couple with a passion for nature, culture, and community. We've embarked on an exciting journey to restore our stunning Quinta located just 25 minutes from Albufeira in Portugal, and we're looking for one or two skilled volunteers to join us in June.

    About Us
    Charlie: With a background in water sports and ski instruction, as well as painting and decorating, I bring a hands-on approach to our projects.
    Lucy: As a former primary school teacher, I love organizing and working with people of all ages.

    Our Project
    Our goal is to renovate our Quinta and create a welcoming space for volunteers to meet, contribute, and enjoy the beautiful Portuguese landscape.

    Volunteer Opportunity
    For June, we specifically need one or two volunteers with experience in plumbing and construction to help us lay a new water pipe. This is a crucial task, and we require skilled individuals who can ensure the work is done efficiently and effectively.

    Other tasks may include:
    - **Gardening**: Planting, pruning, weeding, and watering.
    - **Cleaning**: Maintaining the accommodation and communal areas, and ensuring our animals' living spaces are clean.
    - **Animal Care**: Feeding and interacting with our friendly dogs, chickens, and horses.
    - **Renovating and Building**: Painting, clearing out old furniture, and debris removal.

    - Experience in plumbing and or construction.
    - Ability to work independently and follow instructions.
    - A minimum stay of 3 weeks in June.

    What We Offer
    In exchange for your help (3 hours a day), we provide:
    - A spacious Portuguese-style room with en-suite and kitchen.
    - Stunning views over a nearby lake.
    - Access to our pool and surrounding land and lakes, perfect for exploring in your free time.

    Join Us!
    If you have the required experience and are passionate about culture, nature, and hard work, we'd love to hear from you! This is a fantastic opportunity to make a tangible impact on our project and enjoy the beauty of Portugal.

    Contact us today and become part of our adventure in restoring this beautiful Quinta. Let's create something special together!

    Warm regards,
    Charlie & Lucy

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Construção/faça você mesmo
    Cuidar de animais
    Ajuda em fazenda
    Ajuda a cuidar da casa
    Manutenção geral
  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    As an English/German couple living in the small town of São Bartolomeu de Messines in Portugal, we offer a unique blend of cultures and perspectives. We enjoy sharing our knowledge and experiences with others, and we're always interested in learning about the backgrounds and cultures of our volunteers.

    Our Quinta is located in an area of stunning natural beauty, surrounded by rolling hills and quaint towns. While there are only a few small lakes nearby, they still offer a peaceful and relaxing escape for volunteers. Plus, for those who enjoy water sports, there's a beach just 25 minutes away where volunteers can surf and soak up the sun.

    In addition to the nearby beach, the town of São Bartolomeu de Messines offers a taste of traditional Portuguese life. Volunteers can explore the town and interact with the friendly locals, trying traditional foods and learning about local customs.

    We also believe that the experience of working and living on our Quinta is a unique cultural exchange in itself. Volunteers will have the opportunity to learn DIY and renovation skills, and gain insight into what it's like to live and work on a self-sustaining property.

    Overall, we believe that the cultural exchange opportunities at our Quinta are diverse and rewarding, and we're excited to share them with our volunteers?

  • Ajuda


    Gardening: We have a large garden that needs regular maintenance, including weeding, pruning, planting, watering, and general upkeep. Volunteers with experience in horticulture, landscaping, or gardening are particularly welcome.

    Cleaning: We have several communal areas that require regular cleaning, including bathrooms, kitchen, and living spaces. In addition, we also need help with cleaning the accommodation

    Animal Care: We have a few animals on our Quinta, including dogs and horses. Volunteers will assist with feeding and cleaning the stables and kennels. This includes providing food and water for the animals, cleaning up after them, and helping with basic care.

    Renovating and Removals: As we continue to work on renovating and improving our Quinta, we require volunteers to help us with various tasks such as painting and removals. volunteers who have some basic knowledge of using tools and equipment such as paintbrushes, rollers, and simple hand tools Is ideal.

  • Idiomas

    Alemão: Fluente
    Inglês: Fluente
    Espanhol: Iniciante

  • Acomodação


    Volunteers will have their own private, spacious rooms on our Quinta, with beautiful views overlooking a nearby lake. The rooms are comfortable and feature Portuguese-style decor, with all the amenities needed for a pleasant stay.

    We encourage volunteers to bring their own food supplies and prepare their own meals during their stay.

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    As for our lifestyle, we enjoy living a simple and sustainable life here on the Quinta. We believe in living in harmony with nature and taking care of the land around us. We grow some of our own food and try to reduce our waste and consumption wherever possible. We also love to spend time outdoors, whether it's hiking in the nearby hills, swimming in the lakes, or just relaxing by the pool.

    When it comes to expectations for volunteers living with us, we ask that they respect our home and our way of life. We believe in open communication and collaboration, and we appreciate volunteers who are willing to work hard and take initiative. We are looking for people, who can work on tasks without supervision or constant instruction.
    We also understand that everyone has their own needs and preferences, and we're happy to be flexible and work with volunteers to ensure that their experience here is enjoyable and fulfilling.

    As for the surrounding area, it's a beautiful and diverse region with much to offer. We're always happy to share our knowledge and recommendations with volunteers, whether it's about the best hiking trails, local restaurants, or cultural events in the area. We hope that volunteers will take advantage of their time here to explore and learn about the unique culture and natural beauty of Portugal.

    In terms of transportation, there is a local train that runs from São Bartolomeu de Messines to Faro and Lisbon, where there are connections to other parts of the region. We can also provide volunteers with bicycles to explore the surrounding countryside. Be aware that our location is a bit remote. If you want to get around and be as flexible as possible we suggest to rent a car. If you’re happy to use bicycles to get to around we are more than happy to make that possible.

    During their free time, volunteers are welcome to explore the lakes and nearby hills, relax by the pool, or visit the nearby beaches for surfing or other water sports.

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    • Acesso à internet

    • Acesso à internet limitado

      Acesso à internet limitado

    • Temos mascotes

    • Somos fumantes

    • Pode hospedar famílias

  • Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Espaço para estacionar campervans

    We have multiple options for campervan‘s to park next to the lake. Nearby are also toilets and showers that can be used

  • Pode aceitar animais

    Pode aceitar animais

    We’ll happily welcome other pets on site just be aware that we have horses and dogs that live here already on the Quinta.

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    Horas previstas

    Maximum 3 hours a day

Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 441676162875

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