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Our future home is a DIY project

World, Europe, Portugal, Santiago de Besteiros


Travel dates

clear sky
22°C, 17:03

About the workproject

We need 2 volunteers

Our dream of retiring to a small mountain village, in the green centre of Portugal, is becoming a reality. Our willingness to make it work has not deteriorated but our bodies have smile
Our future home needs some work such as floors laying, a kitchen fitting, a wall removed, windows replaced and general garden clearance.

About the host



Host since



English, French

We are a couple coming up to retirement. I am an English teacher in France and my partner is an Electrician. We want to make a little small holding so we can grow as much of our own food as we can without it taking up all our time. We have animals, 2 cats and a dog, all from a rescue centre.

Project dates

Open for offers, contact us

Work to be done

  • gardening
  • construction
  • maintenance tasks

Expected workhours

  • 5 hours a day
  • 5 days a week

Work exchange deal

  • private room

We can give you a room with a bed in the house when we are there working. The bedrooms are clean and in a good physical state.

  • shared meals

We can all eat together although I am not good at mornings so if you get your own breakfast that would be better.

  • no money is involved