Welcome to Tipi Algarve

Our glampsite is a tourist destination with paying guests mainly from Europe (75% from the UK), a glampsite (glamorous camping) of accomadation of Tipis, Yurts and Safari tents, chill out lounge/cafe, Yoga temple, Zen pond, a plunge pool for our paying guests to enjoy. We grow our own veg, but we are not a farm. We open April 18 - Sept 30.


We need help to get the glampsite ready to open from April. We start taking volunteers in the middle of February before we open to assist us in projects such as building camp kitchens, toilets and showers, restoring broken fences, painting and maintenance of the site. If you have an interest or skill in building projects and organic gardening, are physically fit, dont mind getting your hands dirty and doing manual work then we would love your help from February until April. So the focus in building, maintenance, gardening, permaculture and anyone with artistic painting abilities, restoration or textiles skills, building, Ecological experience or qualifications are very welcomed! If you have a back ground in administration, sales, marketing, graphic design, website maintenance, and would like to help in the office dealing with customer enquiries who want book our accommodation then we would like your help also.

We provide you the basics to prepare breakfast and evening meal. We ask you to help prepare (as a team) the communal vegeterian lunch for the volunteers. If you require meat or treats then you need to buy them on your two days off. You will stay in the dorm cottage. Communal hot and cold showers and toilets. We provide your bedding, but you need to bring a towel. Work is 9 am - 1pm and an hour after lunch 2 pm - 3 pm 5 hours per day. 2 days off


We are looking for volunteers who preferably have a big interest, qualifications or experience within hospitality or have worked in hotels or hostels or similiar tourism environment. This is important to us because we have paying guests staying with us with an expectation of good, friendly, helpful customer service and continuously nice and clean accommodation, and facilities. We are proud that we provide excellent customer care and lovely accommodation and expect our volunteers to want to do the same. If you do not like or are not good at cleaning, toilets, showers and bedmaking, cleaning Tipis then we are not for you. But if you dont mind this type of work and can cook as well, and a big bonus if you can make any type of cake to sell to our guests that would be really great! We welcome anyone with a flair for interior design and making nice touches so things look lovely for our guests such as honeymoon and romantic stays as they are popular with us. So the focus is hospitality and cleaning, housekeeping, bedmaking, a small amount of watering the garden and weeding and helping our guests. If you have childcare care qualifications (mandatory) and experience and happy to baby sit for our guests you could receive a little pocket money. Hours of work are 8 am to 1 pm or 2 pm to 6 pm and then two to three times a week you will work 6 pm to 7 pm cleaning the showers and toilets and watering the garden Approx 5 hours work a day. 2 days off a week but these will not neccesserily be the weekend. Once a week, in the evening we ask you to help prepare communal BBQ night for the guests but its great fun and you can enjoy socialising with the other volunteers and guests and eat the yummy food and drink!

*We are looking for a couple to be our Assistant Managers during our busy summer season ( Mid June to Mid September : 3 months), to Manage our volunteers, supervise them and work alongside them coaching them. Also be hands on cleaning, making up Tipis, bedmaking, housekeeping etc . Also a combination of administration, Office management skills to work with the Office team and help with enquiries through to bookings, reception etc and willing to help the owner in the maintenance work, enjoy and help with vegeterian cooking, host BBQ nights for the guests and make home made cakes to sell to our guests or encourage our volunteers to make them. You will receive a small salary, and bonus at the end if you stay the duration, free board in separate room from the other volunteers and food and 2 bikes to use. (Bonus if you are a Yoga or Massage therapist!) So if you have experience in hospitality, supervised people before and have some office or administration experience please email and we will as for a CV and then a skype interview. *


We are also looking for trained yoga therapists and massage therapists who are happy to be available to do yoga and or massage for the guests as requested aswell as other duties for exchange of food and board in the female dorm for 3 or 4 weeks or longer and you can recieve a split percentage for Yoga and massage to earn a little pocket money whilst doing the same duties as the other volunteers such as cleaning, housekeeping, bedmaking, cooking and watering garden, reception etc

There is a dorm cottage to stay in, communal shower & toilets. Once you contact us we will send you more info and a booking form to complete

We provide you with the basics to prepare your own breakfast and evening meal . You will help make a communal vegeterian lunch for all the volunteers and sometimes for the guests. Help assist in BBQ night once a week season for the guests in the summer.

There is a pool table, table football, plenty of card and board games, books to read and swap, chill out lounge that plays music, walks near by , and a very friendly dog and cats, swimming pool, hammocks, free wifi so bring your lap top. . . .

There is a local bus service at the end of the track to Portimao and to Monchique. A taxi will cost between €12-18.

We ask that you have your own health insurance; we have a copy of your passport and give us a contact number of your next of kin in case of any emergencies. We only usually like to accept helpers who are willing to stay a minimum of three weeks but prefer longer such as a month. We do not accept Woofers for one week. This is non negoitable, it takes 2 days to train.

So if you are interested in spending some time with us, don't mind working hard when needed and want to have fun in the sun, in a cool, chilled out enviroment, can smile often and laugh lots then contact us.
. We have a strict no drugs policy and people who have problems with alcohol please do not come to us. Smoking is strictly outside only. We encourage a healthy, laid back vibe.. we are not a party animal kind of place.

Please email us at info@tipialgarve.com for further information and so we can send you a form to complete.
Hope to see you soon!
Availability calendar

When can you visit Tipi Algarve?

Open Vacancy
Host Information
Tipi Algarve
1 dogs,4 cats, chickens & ducks
English,German, little Portuguese and Spanish
Preferred visit length
min 3 - 4 weeks
We check messages
once a week
Preferred period of visit
We grow and collect seeds for our own use
We produce renewable energy (wind, Sun etc)