Urgently require help from now onwrds - an opportunity to help and maybe learn!
My Name is Annie and I am retired. I have now purchased a property in Pai Cabeca, near Tomar on the edge of a forest and near the 70km long Castelo do Bode Lake. It is in good condition and offers indoor accommodation for work aways.
All or any of the following: Gardening, Fruit tree, vegetable and flower planting, Clearing and cleaning up the land. 20 Olive trees to prune later in the year. Installing an irrigation system from the existing well and bore hole. Interior/Exterior Painting. Possible demolition of an old barn building. Rubbing down and repainting wooden doors and furniture. Stone wall building. The builder is also digging out the pathway behind the house to lower the threshold and install a damp proof course and french drain for excess water which comes off the land. Planning on installing a thermal hot water system and re-wiring the house so anyone with any experience or interest would be amazing. I have space for a caravan or camper van with water and electric available and an outside bathroom and use of a washing machine and bread/pizza oven.. It is 8 minutes to a river beach on the 70km long Castelo do Bode Lake amazing for fishing, swimming, wake boarding and I have two canoes. I cannot accept pets as I am allergic and the land is unfenced.
I will eventually live downstairs when it is completed and the plan is to use the upstairs for holiday lets.
Apart from the seasonal holiday letting We plan to periodically run Holiday Courses for singles, couples or small groups throughout the year in Pai cabeca where there will be an an opportunity to learn or improve a skill.
Our aim is to become self sufficient and to create a harmonious space where people are respectful, work with integrity and have fun. We run a Zhan Zhuang class here every Tuesday morning. I will be resuming my monthly dinners in the Adega when it is finished, so anyone keen to cook would be great.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help with Computers / internet
Happy to help with improving your English Language. Jonathan my son and his girlfriend Sophie will be spending some time at the house. Jonathan is a qualified Ski instructor, swimming instructor and a good Surfer who would be happy to take anyone out on their time off we are 1.15 hours from Surfing Coast. He is also proficient in Wood Work, Electrical Installation, Plumbing, Ceramic Tiling, Kitchen and Bathroom installation. I am a keen Gardener, good Cook and proficient in Sewing and making soft furnishing. Sophie is a Textile Designer for Fabric and a Silk Screen Printer. There is a Bakehouse with Pizza/Bread Oven, Barbecue and outdoor Paella/Risotto pan. I love cooking so no one will go hungry, however, open to anyone else who wants to learn or is keen to cook. The intention is to eventually let out apartments for holiday lets and also offer holidays for singles or small groups where there will be an opportunity to learn or improve a skill, for example cooking, Baking, Reiki,Massage, Photography, Silk Screen Printing. Also canoing, wakeboarding and swimming.
My son will be here for the whole of April, two weeks in June and again in August, September and October and needs help!
Pai Cabeca is 5 minutes from a river beach, near where my niece, her partner and two children are doing a similar project. We are a very happy and relaxed family and enjoy meeting new people from all cultures. We would be particularly interested in anyone who can help with eco projects, carpentry, interior house painting, plumbing, electrical re- wiring, stone work and landscaping or anyone who does not mind getting stuck into any jobs that are required. Our aim is to become self sufficient and create a harmonious space where people are respectful, can enjoy working with integrity and playing together. You are welcome to bring Musical instruments as I love music.
Bedrooms with Bathroom in the upstairs of the house where we are currently living. Lounge, kitchen and dinng room where we all eat if cold outside. Also space for a caravan or camper van with water and electric with outside bathroom undercover. Swimming Pool in use weather permitting. Fresh veg from the garden. Breakfast, lunch and evening meal provided. Plentiful supply of books and Dvd's.
Swimming and canoeing from the River Beach 5 mins by car. Sao Pedro 5 minutes by car - Doctors, pharmacy, Bank Machine, cafe, Restaurant, Church. Serra 10 minutes by car, Petrol Station, Butchers, Supermarket, Doctors, Pharmacy, Post Office, Bank machine, cafe's and restaurant. Tomar a market Town with the Convento de Cristo - World Heritage site of the 'Knights of the Templar' 10 minutes by car. Cinema, Theatre, Restaurants, cafes, shops, supermarkets, Banks, Post Office, Hospital and sports centre. Bus station and Train station - 90 minutes to Lisbon. Bus passes through Pai Cabeca to Tomar. Short walk to the Serra Road where there is a bus stop with a more regular service. Good walking, special downhill cycling track behind the house and plenty of forest to ramble through. Transport would be useful but not necessary. I make regular trips into Serra, Sao Pedro and Tomar. The train service is good and cheap if you want to get around.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week