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The farm: is an organic farm, lying in the centre of Portugal. It is a property of 16 acres, made up of 250 fig trees, 150 olive trees and about 40 fruit trees (oranges, peaches, lemons, almonds, etc.). We also have a greenhouse and a vegetable garden which produce various vegetables for the house.
The surrounding countryside is lovely for those who enjoy walking and we have a swimming pool, where you can cool off in the summer months.
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
A bit Portuguese, music choir
The work on the farm is very varied, changing throughout the year according to the season.
Thus the times of year when labour is very important are during the months of July and August, in the fig season,which involves clearing the space around the trees and afterwards, picking the figs. In a normal year the harvest would amount to 3 to 4 tons of figs. Another important time of year is during the months of October and November, the olive season; the crop can yield up to 2 tons of olives.
During the rest of the year, help is also very important in caring for the land, maintenance such as tree-pruning, etc. and also for looking after the greenhouse and vegetable garden.
Own small house, separate from the family home, so that they can have a place to relax and enjoy their free time in privacy. Main meals, however, are served our house.
You can stay from two weeks to six months or more, though preference is given to volunteers who intend a longer stay, to give more continuity to the work done and to encourage a closer working relationship.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two