Help on our farm, building a wooden house and in the gardens in Tinalhas, Portugal

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Portugal

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello workawayers.
    Welcome to our land.7

    We are Ton and Annemieke, a Dutch couple. We're travellers, but bought a piece off land (7 Hectares) in Portugal, the end of july 2018. During our travels we were workawayers our selfs. So we know how nice it can be!

    Until the beginning off this year (2021), we lived in our truck. We moved now in our self built wooden house. Still building on it, but we love the space we have created.

    In the winter months we don’t.need volunteers. We do not have accommodation for volunteers during these months.
    In spring we start to accept volunteers again. You can sleep in a cosy retro caravan, we will put up the tipi and a tent.
    You are welcome with your own campervan. There is space enough to find a nice spot in our valley, or between the olive trees.In the future we want to create off-grid camper spaces for adventurous travellers.
    We're easy going. Love to create things and love to live outside in nature.
    Annemieke is vegetarian, Ton eats meat so now and than. Vegans are welcome too.
    We have a dog, Lotte., and since November 2018 a little puppy who just came to our land, hungry and lost. We called him Paco and we didn't find a new home for him, so he can stay. It's a funny little dog, he has no problems with other dogs. Lotte is doing well with other dog's too, except dominant female dogs. You can bring your own dog. Since January 2019 we have a third dog, also a lost one who came to our property. Hungry and in bad condition. He has leishmania. After a crowdfunding we start to give him the right medications. He is a big sweet dog. Loves female dogs!
    We do have chickens too, fresh eggs are available every day.
    We want to create a food Forrest. The first winter we found out that it's too cold for many trees in our valley, we hope that some trees will survive! We have made a few vegetable gardens on different levels. Lots off work in the gardens.
    Together with workaways we made a outdoor kitchen. And we’ve done lots off other work together with them. Still small projects to realize.
    We have about 180 olive trees. We have been harvesting them; great to do! Welcome in November/December to join us!!
    Other work is to clean the land. It hasn't been used for many years, so many treasures are overgrown.

    Our land is about 3 km to the nearest village, 20 minutes north of Castelo Branco, 1 hour from the highest mountain in Portugal. We have a car and can show you around.
    So, as you can read, we don't have much to offer, but you can be sure; we're very nice company :-)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We can learn you a lot about gardening. We like to do things together.
    We can show you around in the area, visit the highest mountain, or go swimming in the lake, 5 minutes from here. So long as our river is running you can bath under the waterfall (if you like cold water!) You can go on a bike (we have 2) or motorbike (we have 1) and hiking, or have a walk with the dogs. Or just be lazy in a hammock.
    We will provide 3 meals a day. Mostly vegetarian, sometimes we have meat. If you have a diet, please let us know, so we can see if we can offer that.
    We don't have wifi, but their is a good 4G signal and you can use our hotspot.

  • Help

    Help

    You don't need to have any skills, but it's nice when you're interested in gardening, olive harvest or creating a food forrest. And if you like to build and create things out off nothing!

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    French: Intermediate
    Norwegian: Intermediate
    Portuguese: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a small retro caravan, a tipi and a tent. You can use the outdoor kitchen.
    In the Winter we only can have people with their own camper van.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Local transport is 3 km's away. There are a few city's nearby (30 minutes) There is a lake 5 minutes(by car) 20 minutes walking from here where you can swim, fish and relax.
    If you like the silence and the milky way ; this is the right spot for you.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have many places on our land to park a camper van. Come and join us!!

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Dogs are welcome, except dominating female dogs.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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