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Geforderte Mindest-Aufenthaltsdauer: mindestens 2 Wochen
João and I (Maria) have been living here since 2017. After living many years in a small town near Lisbon, we decided to follow our dream to live in a farm in Alentejo. As soon as João retired, we bought a farm and moved here to be busy and live our dream.
Our farm is a little piece of paradise on top of a hill overlooking a tributary of the Guadiana river and the typical Alentejo plains. It is a 2 hectares property with olive trees, a small vineyard, fruit trees and a vegetable garden for our consumption. We are also volunteers at a childcare home and we deliver many of our products there.
Our house is off the grid and self sustained, with solar energy powering electricity and a well sourcing water to the entire property.
We love animals and nature. We have dogs, cats, 1 donkey, 1 poney, sheep, chickens. All animals are roaming free all day, weather permiting.
We compost the manure of our chicken, donkey, poney and sheep which we use to fertilize the land. Also we have a composite to make earthworm húmus.
We are used to receiving people. Friends, friends of friends who sometimes come to help us or spend a few days with us. We love to interact with people, exchanging stories and experiences.
Arten von Hilfe und LernmöglichkeitenSprachpraxisHilfe bei ÖkoprojektenGartenarbeitenHeimwerker- und BauarbeitenBetreuung von TierenMithilfe auf einem BauernhofHausarbeitenHandwerkliche Arbeiten
UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt
Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten
You will be able to learn how to work in the vegetable garden, olive trees and biodynamic preparations. You can also learn to take care of dogs and farm animals.
Although the farm is not very big, there is always work to do and we can't do it all. We are always in need help in the garden, light construction/DIY (carpentry, fences, paintings, buildings).
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You will live in our house with us. We have 1 room available, with a double bed. We give the breakfast, lunch and dinner and we eat together. Cooking and cleaning will be done together.
Was noch ...
In your free time, if you want to get to know our culture, you can visit beautiful villages with castles, churches, palaces and museums that are between 15 km and 50 km around our small village. We have a small river beach a 20 km from our house.
There aren't many transports here. Therefore, it will be necessary to travel by car. If you don't have it, we can take you to the bus station.
We only accept vaccinated people
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Wir besitzen Tiere
Wir sind Raucher
Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans
We have near the house a lot of space to parking
Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen
We have many friendly dogs. So, if your dog is a friendly dog, it will be welcome
Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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Korrekte Angaben im Profil:
we helped clearing and preparing the land, setting the irrigation system and planting a big variety of veggies in their garden. it was so special to see all the transformation
Their property and the view on the river are stunning! I liked my working tasks such as preparing a high bed, planting vegetables and taking care of the animals ( cuddling with their donkey was my favorite "task").
Maria and Joao took me to a gin distillery, we had food in a super
She helped prepare meals and did a few meals.
She has an excellent general culture. At lunch and dinner were a very special moment where we shared our knowledge.
They are a respectful, friendly family with a very rich cultural background that makes differences appreciated.
In addition, they have done everything possible to make me feel at home.
I have learned a lot about living in the countryside, the Portuguese culture, gastronomy
P.S. Take care of the wine :D
The work on the small farm which is part of their home consisted of taking care of the animals, cleaning a stable, painting a fence or stocking the wood. The work wasn't hard, it was pleasant to spend time in the fresh air, with perfect weather,