Help two families reaching for sustainability and restore a beautiful quinta in Penacova, Portugal




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  • Beschreibung


    Hello workawayers- We are two families, completing the restoration of a 1912 Portuguese country estate

    We moved here in October 2020 and since then have been learning about the land, olive trees and how to farm in a hot climate. We have a kitchen garden producing organic food with organic methods. We are learning about permaculture, biodiversity through clearing invasive species, encouraging native trees, tropical plants etc

    We are now finishing off the decorating and interior wood-work and maintaining the Quinta but we need experienced help.

    So we are looking for a few people who have experience already, can get on with others and has a good work-ethic
    Individuals & couples are welcome children are considered if a good fit.

    Growing our own food is important to us here. Our head gardener will teach you about what's in season and how to grow it. Some of the big events in the food production projects. Olive harvest, fruit harvest. Tree care, Composting, Propagation

    An ongoing job here is clearing invasive trees, mimosa and eucalyptus away and replanting native trees, depending on what time of year this will be at a different stage. I am happy to teach you all I have learned in the past few years.

    Current/ upcoming Projects - Finishing and planting up reed bed sewage system, repainting, Basic carpentry, Olive harvest and processing, water management, building a natural pool, building a treehouse. Wood processing and storage.

    We usually provide breakfast materials, cook lunch and try to do dinner through communal cooking. This is flexible depending on visitors.

    We live in a beautiful rural part of central Portugal. There are rivers all around us and spectacular walks and hikes. We have kayaks available to take on the nearby rivers. The forests and mountains are sensational to explore and forage.
    The house itself is stunning and peaceful having been mainly restored to its former glory, we have a fully equipt yoga studio with panoramic views.

    We have a large pool and pool deck for lounging around

    There is a car available to use (provided you have the required licenses)

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten

  • UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    Keine Armut
    Kein Hunger
    Gesundheit und Wohlergehen
    Hochwertige Bildung
    Sauberes Wasser und Sanitärversorgung
    Bezahlbare und saubere Energie
    Menschenwürdige Arbeit und Wirtschaftswachstum
    Industrie, Innovation und Infrastruktur
    Weniger Ungleichheiten
    Nachhaltige Städte und Gemeinden
    Nachhaltige Konsum- und Produktionsmuster sicherstellen
    Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz
    Leben unter Wasser
    Leben an Land
    Frieden, Gerechtigkeit und starke Institutionen
    Partnerschaften zur Erreichung der Ziele
  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Enjoy holidaying in a gorgeous historic Portugese Olive Quinta, surrounded by Hectors of native plants & trees, private gardens with a fantastic pool for freshening up and relaxation.

    Make use of the excellent BBQ, al fresco dining and sheltered seating loungers.

    The Quinta is on a hill outside the village - giving panoramic views of the distant misty mountains, hill-top villages and tree-covered hills.

    If yoga & meditation is your thing we have an equipped sunny yoga specific studio with views of the pool and beyond - perfect in winter months to keep you calm

    If you like to hike or bike, there are numerous tracks that lead from the property to the River beach and other directions.

    The owners are two families with young children who work both office and outdoor tasks. The children attend a local school, are very friendly and used to new people.

    Evenings and weekends we enjoy quality social time over poolside BBQ meals, walks around the countryside to the River and Portuguese wine. We have a range of nationalities living here permanent & semi-permanently, including Welsh, Irish, American, Bulgarian, English and sometimes Portugese aswell, so you'll never get bored!

  • Arbeit


    We need experienced DIYers', carpenters, and decorators first. But if you also have considerable skills in gardening, land management, tree pruning fire wood processing - these are all regular tasks which need more hands.

    If you would like to learn a new skill that we can offer please do ask!

    If you are experienced in house-keeping and/or cooking - we

    We need people with a great attitude to practical help, with motivation to learn new skills, give results and get on socially with others.

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Bulgarian: Fließend
    Englisch: Fließend
    Spanisch: Grundkenntnisse
    Portugiesisch: Grundkenntnisse

  • Unterkunft


    Private Double or single bedrooms within beautifully restored Quinta-manor OR a separate dwelling which is set up with bathroom and kitchenette. You will have a private or shared bathroom.
    3 hectors of land including designed tropical garden, many olive groves and wilder scrub land for biodiversity and management.

    The house is centrally heated and has a number of wood burners for cooler months. Bedding can be provided.

    We provide all the food for meals. one meal a day will be organised and communal - either owners or helpers will cook this - depending on cooking standard.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    Swim in the River beach which is just a 10 minute walk from the Property *** This is a favorite of ours too. There are different walks leading through mimosa/eucalyptus and native trees around the village and to the river. We also have kayaks should you be intrested.
    *** The village has a popular little pub if you fancy meeting locals - they gather there daily from 1:30 PM for affordable drinks and snacks ***
    ** If you have your own bike- the epic mountainous scenery makes for a fun and beautiful ride/drive! The river Mondego is short drive, where you can find more established river beaches with restaurants etc ***
    ** Relax in a hammock under a cork oak tree **
    ** cool off in the cellar living room in hotter months with a WIFI connection!**
    ** yoga it up in the shade of cork oaks or the tall mimosa trees **

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen


  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    yes, we have a larger car park at the back with access to a WC and sink in the Art studio.

  • Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    we are willing to accept work-awayers with a pet IF you have your own campervan - we have young children, an outdoor dog and chickens, ducks, so your pet would need to be extremely friendly and gentle and you would need to clean up after it immediately. Also no pets in the house.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

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    5 hours a day 5 days a week

Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 316716629174