We, Angelika(63) and Christof(60) 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, fruit and olive trees and a big variety of plants. There is another small house with three more rooms that needs a lot of renovation to be done, inside and out.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
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.
German, Portuguese, English
we have a guestroom for 2 people and places to set up a tent.
There is common use of our kitchen and the bathroom.
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, there are beautiful trails through the
deserted mountains around as well as hiking and canoeing
trails. You can also use our inflatable canoe and make a trip on the huge
“barragem do Cabril”, which is 4 km away.
There is a bus on on Monday to Friday at 16:30 from Coimbra directly to Chã de Alvares
and several daily buses from Lisbon or Porto to Pedrogão Grande (20 km from here),
where we can pick you up.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
4 - 5 hours