Develop and maintaning the garden and yard in ecological urban home

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The Exchange

This position is for someone flexible, friendly, independent and with a sincere desire to get involved in making the property more ecological and beautiful. Gardening, pruning, mowing, making climbing structures for plants, making beds, weeding, The work is outdoors or requires physical activity.


What you offer

4 hours of help per day

Gardening: Help to grow and cultivate plants.


What you get

2 days off per week

Private Room: Have a private room to chill and relax just by yourself.

Free Laundry: There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.


Requirements

Over 21 years old


What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa


Program Details

There are two houses on this property located 25 min by foot from the historic center. I rent the front house as a temp guest house by the room or the whole house. I live in the back house. I would like the property to be more sustainable and am slowly incorporating ecological principles (organic garden and fruit trees, worm bin, compost, solar showers, recycled wood). Eventually I would like a water capture system, recycling of grey water, adobe oven and other projects. This position is to keep up the yard and garden and continually develop beautiful planting structures.


Activities & Shift

Work is 5 hours a day, 5 days a week. I expect volunteers to be hard workers, creative, independent and to ask many questions. Please ask to make sure things are done the way I'd like. I'm very busy and often in and out, but am always willing to answer questions.


Rules

You will have either a nice private room and access to a full kitchen. If for some reason all the guest rooms are booked, you will have a double bed in a closed off living room space in the back house where I live until the guest rooms open up again. I do not provide food but we can cook together when it is convenient for everyone. I provide bikes for your use whenever possible. They are your responsibility (upkeep). If you loose the keys or the bike, you will be responsible for it. I expect you to keep the house clean and your room at all times and to respect any guests. There is a house manual in Portuguese. Please ask if you have any questions.

We have a dog and a cat, so if you are allergic or don't like animals, this is not the place for you. Taking the dog for a walk daily is greatly loved by him.