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Povoa de Midoes
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 10
Persons: 2
Category: Hospitality
Host ID: 5785
Country: Portugal

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Last Updated: February 4, 2020

We need help with forest maintenance (brush-cutting, pruning trees (february/march), preparing the vegetable patch, weeding and general maintenance of the buildings/apartments.

Hello! We are Ruurd and Elena. We run a guesthouse/river retreat/bandb in the centre of Portugal. We are open all year round to receive guests and on request we serve our guests breakfast and dinner. We have about 10 ha. (25 acres) of forest, 62 olive trees, a few flowerbeds and we grow our own fruit and vegetables.

We are looking for fit people with a hands on mentality to help us with all sorts of jobs in the gardens, the forest and around the house.
Age 22+, fluent in English or Dutch, with some life and work experience, a good work ethic, presentable, in good physical condition and who are not afraid to get their hands dirty.

We take 1 or 2 volunteers at a time, unless we have a project that requires more volunteers. This means you will need to be able to entertain yourself most of the time.

In spring we need help organizing the vegetable patch, gardening and general maintenance of the buildings/apartments.

In summer we need help:
- watering the gardens, weeding, picking fruits and vegetables
- help with cleaning pool and sweeping terraces
- general maintenance

In autumn/winter we need help stacking wood,gardening and prepare the gardens for winter, forest maintenance, picking olives late october/early november and general maintenance of the buildings/apartments.

We offer:
- accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner, some of which you can cook yourself
- friendly atmosphere
- use of Wifi, kayaks, mountain bikes and swimming pool when not being used by guests
- lots of free time to explore the area.

We ask:
- 4 hours of work a day, 6 days a week or 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
- you to be able to work alone at times
- a hands on mentality and flexibility

Your accommodation depends on availability; in winter a room, in summer a caravan or a tent. You can also bring your own tent, caravan or camper. Water, electricity and a hot shower will be at your disposal.

No pets allowed, the use of drugs and the abuse of alcohol will not be tolerated.

Please note our place is very quiet. The nearest village is at a walking distance of 30 minutes or at a 5 minutes drive by car.

Are you interested?
Than please send us an email with your motivation.
We will always answer your email.

Looking forward to hear from you!
Ruurd and Elena

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