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  • DescriptionI spent most of last year tidying up a rather lovely house in the countryside and exploring Portugal in my spare time. The place, the people, and the weather have convinced me to stay out here for as long as I can, I love it here and look forward to getting back into the nearby sea once the weather gets a bit warmer..

    Now that the house is tidy I am starting to work on the gardens and have soon realised that some of the jobs I'd like to do will be a lot easier if I have someone to help.
    Spring / Summer has arrived, fruit and flowers are starting to make the countryside look loveley and everywhere is green from the winter rains, it's an ideal time to visit the area..
  • LocationPortugal, Faro

  • Work
  • Type of work Building
  • Hours per day 5 hours a day, 4 days a week. 3 free days to do your own thing.
  • Work requirements: Would suit someone physically and mentally healthy. Most of the work will be outside in the garden so bring appropriate clothes, Expect to spend time weeding and tending flower beds, and helping to freshen up the many Orange trees in the orchards. We are also busy fixing some walls around the garden if anyone wants to learn a new skill.
    Please mention any gardening or building experience you have.
    No smoking indoors.
  • Host's preferences
  • Availability: Send a message to inquire.
  • Duration of stay: 1 week minimum, 1 month maximum.
  • Maximum number of helpers: 2
  • Last minute requests: Okay
  • Host
  • Languages:English + some German & French
  • Has pets? No pets but next door have a couple of friendly old dogs who sometimes vist the garden for a look around. A neighbour grazes sheep and cows nearby - a lot of yesterday was spent watching over a calf just a few hours old.
  • Smokes at home? No
  • Accommodation: Private bedroom and all bedding provided, shared bathroom & shower. Hot water for showers is by solar heating so some days will be hotter than others. Shared kitchen & lounge. Large quantities of assorted fresh fruit grows in the garden - being able to just pick an orange off the tree anytime you want a snack is a great feeling. Simple breakfast and evening meal provided on the days you are working. Please let me know if you have any particular diet needs.
  • Additional info
  • We are a 10 minute walk from the nearest village which has a couple of smaller local supermarkets and a very good bus service into nearby Lagos (beaches, shops, several big supermarkets). Public transport in the area is reliable and cheap, trains from Lagos are regular if you want a day out on one of your days off. There are lots of lovely countryside walks in all directions so lots of places to explore and relax if you enjoy unspoiled countryside.

    Just ask if any questions, hope to hear from you soon.