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Volunteer in central Portugal. Help harvesting olives, cutting firewood and with making jams and chutneys.

Country: Portugal

Workaway Host rating
7
Last Activity
30/10/2014

Description

We, Angelika(59) and Christof(57) as a couple and Ires(53) and Leonie (17) are living in an old shist-house at the edge of a small village in the mountains.
The house is completely restored with 5 rooms, a guestroom, kitchen and bathroom with solar warm water.
There is a small chicken-house, some sheds, a workshop and a garden with greenhouse, cistern, vines, fruit- and olive trees.

Area

Coimbra and Center

Type of help

Animal care,
Help in the house,
General Maintenance,
Building,
Gardening

Help

The work in the garden depends from the season: seeding, planting, weeding, harvesting and picking cherries, raspberries, grapes, kiwis, olives....
In the house: making juices, jams and chutneys, cleaning etc.

Christof is happy for each hand helping to do small repairs at the
old building, putting insulation on one more roof, repairing fences,
making firewood etc.

Languages spoken

German, Portuguese, English

Accommodation

we have a guestroom for 2 people and places to set up a tent.
There is common use of our kitchen and the bathroom.

What else ...

If you want to come, please mail us in advance or give us a call.
Work is 4-5 hours daily except for Sundays.
We have bicycles and can show you beautiful trails through the
deserted mountains around, and as well hiking and canoeing
trails. You can also use our dinghy and make a trip on the huge
“barragem do Cabril”, which is 4 km away.
There is a daily bus at 16:30 from Coimbra directly to Chã de Alvares and several buses from Lisbon or Porto to Pedrogão Grande
(20 km from here), where we can pick you up.

Some more information

Internet access
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers

Volunteering hours expected

4 - 5 hours

Photos

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Host ref number: 895295182336

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