Come and help on our farm in central Portugal.

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Portugal

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  • Description

    Description

    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.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    A bit Portuguese, music choir

  • Help

    Help

    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.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Portugese, English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

Host ref number: 17485138434a