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Guest House São Vicente, Portugal

6 reviews6

Hostel, gardening and repairs position

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This host has received 8 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Connect with nature
3 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Connect with international travelers
2 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help with painting, graffiti, sculpting or drawing.
Painting & Decorating
Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

- help with general maintenance of house for the guests; - Help with check-in and check-out of our guests; - help the guests with general questions; - help with the garden and some repairs - Would accept someone with some knowledge of modern agriculture as I have 1500 square meters of land with fruit trees.

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  • Intermediate English
  • Between 18 and 40 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
3 weeks

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How this experience will transform you

3 Get in touch with nature

2 Meeting international travelers

1 Immersing in the local culture

1 Meeting locals

1 Practicing English



It was different from my previous experiences, it felt more like a regular work than a volunteer exchange for travelers. The person responsible is away most of the time, and there was not much interest in promoting social interaction or exchange of experiences. Communication and organization were problematic. I was lucky to meet some nice guests during my stay. The nature is beautiful around the village and there are a few places to explore, but it's hard to get to other parts of the island. I would recommend the place for short stays and people interested specifically in that part of Madeira.

2 months ago



Sao Vicente is a very quiet a beautiful green place. Surrounded by mountains and nature , it is also near to the ocean and there many surfing spots, with nice coastal villages with beach and natural pool like Seixal and Porto moniz. The duties in thethe the thethethe guestthe guest housethe guestthe guest house househousehouse are making beds and cleaning and it is very easy. Joaquim is very kind and caring person, and he is always available if you have any problem. It was a nice experience i 100% recommend it.

4 months ago



I absolutely recommend this experience! Sao Vicente is a little town on the north part of the island and really really beautiful! the the thethethe guestthe guest housethe guestthe guest house househousehouseis located on the hill with a Amazing viewed of the town and the coast. Joaquim was really helpful and kind on my stay, All though the transport there in sao Vicente is complicated, you gonna walk a lot to get to the common areas of the town. But is worth it if you like hiking and nature, if there is not another volunteer at the same time as you, try to make friends on thethe the thethethe guestthe guest housethe guestthe guest house househousehouse so you join to the adventures of other travelers.

5 months ago



I had a really great time volunteering here! The work was really fair. Madeira as a whole is amazing but Sao Vincent especially is a really really beautiful place - I will definitely be back! The only thing is that the bus timetables are quite limited. Joaquim did his best to help which I'm so grateful for, but without a car, it is difficult to explore the rest of the island. If your uncomfortable hitchhiking alone I definitely suggest to come with a friend or ask if there's another volunteer at the same time you're there. That made the experience so much more enjoyable for me :)

6 months ago



This was my first experience and everything was perfect, the job is very simple and the place is super relaxing. Joaquim is very kind and gentle with volunteer andthethe guestthe guest housethe guestthe guest house. I reccomend 100% to stay here.

10 months ago

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