Help at a rural place in beautiful Central Portugal

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Portugal

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  • Description

    Description

    LOOKING FOR A HELPER/COUPLE FOR THE SUMMER. 3 HOURS A DAY, ONLY, IN EXCHANGE FOR FREE CARAVAN ACCOMMODATION, ELECTRCITY & WATER. AND SOME VEGGIES TOWARDS YOUR FOOD.
    MUST DRIVE, AND LIKE DOGS.
    We are Rik & Pat and came out to Portugal 6 years ago now, to live a better, healthier more peaceful life, we try to live carefully on the land, we grow all our own veggies, wine, and olives. We like to live as simply as possible, no tv, nor internet at home, but we do also have a good social life with real community spirit. We socialise the Portuguese way, over a good home cooked meal, with good friends and a happy atmosphere.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Language practice

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Help

    Help

    Looking for helpers for NOW!! We are Patricia & Rik, both English speaking living in Portugal for 5 years now, with a working holding, growing all our veggies, olives and grapes. Plus a newly planted orchard,with hopes to plant a nut tree area soon, We have many projects that are ongoing, we need help to get our land under control, strimming, clearing, log splitting, weeding and planting , pruning, most general tasks about the place.We also have some building projects that we need help with . we hope to have the land cleared for the planting of the nut trees by autumn, there is plenty of stone work /dry stone walls etc to be built/repaired. Late summer there will be much help needed for the picking , preserving drying pickling etc of all our produce to store for the winter.. Grape harvesting, olive picking... Come... we need you!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accomodation is a very nice 2 berth caravan, with shower and loo ect, , we provide . You must love dogs, we have two. This is not a place for those who want nightlife, the nearest town is 5klm and while very lovely, its also very quiet, this is a gorgeous location, on the edge of a forest, superb for walking, hiking, relaxing with a book or just exploring... There are fluvial beaches nearby, plus many cultural and tourist places to visit .We are almost exactly Central Portugal, Porto or Lisbon is 2 hours away, we reccomend you fly to Lisbon and then train to Pombal where we will collect you. #Please note we cannot provide transport to and from town very often, .##

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The local town has all the amenities you would ask from a small rural market town, a indoor swimming pool, a cinema, free internet space, library, a excellent local market and lots of good places to eat and drink very cheaply...

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    3 hours per day



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