Nature and fun on a Portuguese farm - right off Lisboa!

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    We are one hour from Lisbon. We run a historic estate in a beautiful setting that hosts weddings, summer camps, and seminars.We are also an operating farm.Mostly silviculture.We farm mostly trees. We are situated in one of the largest Cork Tree areas in the world.Mediterranean forest ecoystems are considered one ofthe most important ecosystems right after Virgin Forests. We also have lots of pine trees both for lumber and also for pine nuts.

    In the past, it was used as an agricultural and hunting grounds for the nobility of Portugal. There is a main house, dormitories, and small houses, as well as a pool, pond, and a large wooded area to explore, offering a glimpse of historic and contemporary Portuguese culture and living.

    From the agricultural antiques you may be cleaning and organizing, to working in the gardens.
    We need assistance with grounds maintenance and development.

    Grounds keeping often includes tasks such as raking, weeding.

    Decorating and painting, recovering antiques, trail building, cleaning and organizing objects, and planting and weeding around young pine and cork trees.

    We also need help building and rebuilding old structures.
    We appreciate people that share with us their interests and skills.WE ALSO NEED ELECTRICIANS, CARPENTERS, HANDYMEN, ANTIQUE RESTORERS, RESTORERS OF PAINTINGS, MASONS ETC.IF YOU HAVE A SKILL LET US KNOW.

    Every year, after JUNE 26th UNTIL THE END OF AUGUST WE HOST OUR WORLD FAMOUS SUMMER CAMPS YEAHHHHH!!!!!!! Therefore most of the help needed during those months is related to the summer camps, not working directly with kids but with all the logistics involved with running a summer camp for 70 kids.

    WE HAVE SPACE FOR LONG TERM VOLUNTEERS.

    YOU SHOULD CARRY YOUR OWN TRAVEL INSURANCE UPON YOUR ARRIVAL.IF YOU ARE FROM ONE OF THE E.U. COUNTRIES
    YOU SHOULD CARRY YOUR HEALTH CARD.
    If you are looking for travel Insurance you can get some information at the Workaway website by clicking on "Information" then clicking on "Insurance" .

    TO GET HERE:

    GET THE BUS AT "CAMPO GRANDE" METRO STATION.



    It is better to take the metro to CAMPO GRANDE station.There you catch the bus to Coruche.Once you arrive in Coruche we will usually pick you up.If at all impossible to pick you up, then you can take a taxi just down the street from the bus terminal right across from Santander Totta Bank.
    We are only 5 minutes out of town.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Farming
    Help with Eco project

  • Help

    Help

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    All year

    We are currently looking for last minute help !!!!

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    We continue to have some fun projects!

    After Children summer camps are over we need to redo lots of things!!

    several repair jobs like window shuter repairs, painting walls and windows, restoring antiques specially wooden ones, tree planting, weeding tree saplings, shrub pruning, leaf raking, mowing the grass, cleaning rooms, etc.

    We are hosting weddings and venues !

    we have 3 dogs and 1 horse, and need help with daily care for them too!

    We like help and commitment but we also like our volunteers to have a good time and a positive experience. Try us out.

    YOU SHOULD CARRY YOUR OWN TRAVEL INSURANCE UPON YOUR ARRIVAL.IF YOU ARE FROM ONE OF THE E.U. COUNTRIES
    YOU SHOULD CARRY YOUR HEALTH CARD.

    If you are looking for travel Insurance you can get some information at the Workaway website by clicking on "Information" then clicking on "Insurance" .

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Portugese, French, bulgarian, german

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    rural house, with 4 bedrooms -2 beds each +wc and living room - small kitchen another 2 bed room house , sleeps 6 . We have a double room for couples.Most times we can give you your own room.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We need help all year around!Garden work, pool maintenance, cutting grass
    help with dogs, and the horse.Tree planting in the Fall and early Winter as we plant pine and cork trees in our mediterranean forest .Watering those same trees in the Summer.Quince picking.Help our two permanent staff on different home chores, helping with their daily duties.Coruche is a nice litle town with all the amenities.Supermarkets, farmacies, cafes,etc.There are a few bars if you feel like an evening out, Almeirim is a nearby town with the famous Stone Soup.That is an amazing soup, like you never ate before.Santarem(30 km away) is an important historic site as well as Evora which is a Unesco world heritage site.There is nature around, lots of places to bike and walk, star gaze at night etc.Lisbon is only one hour away by car.

    TO GET HERE:

    GET THE BUS AT "CAMPO GRANDE" METRO STATION.THE COMPANY NAME IS "RIBATEJANA"
    To get from Lisbon Airport to Coruche:
    Firstly, you will either need to take a taxi or bus to Campo Grande. There you will need to catch the 901 bus to Coruche.
    Here is the tricky part! When in Campo Grande, the 901 bus stop will be hidden away around the corner. If you turn left out of the main building and walk past all the taxis you should see a small green sign that reads ´´ribatejana´´ and ´´coruche´´.
    When you have caught this bus, do not worry about having to get off it. The stop you need will be the final stop.


    Once in Coruche, give me a Ring and someone will pick you up .It at all impossible, You can take a taxi just down the road across from the santander totta bank.
    We are only five minutes out of town.
    If you are driving-in Coruche you look for the road to SANTAREM and once at the edge of Coruche you will see the INTERMARCHÉ store on your left.
    We are 5 kms from town, on the right.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Volunteering hours expected

    5 hours a day 5 days a week


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Baking !!!!
so long ago, but we still remember everyone!!!
The main house !
our lake
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