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Opportunity during social distancing
Hi my name is Annie
We are practising social distancing when new 'work aways' arrive if appropriate! I have space for a small/medium camper or tent ( I can also supply a tent) with water/electric and use of a shower room and washing machine or depending on dates - one bedroom and a living room downstairs separate from my accommodation with a temporary kitchen in the Adega (wine room) with cooker, fridge, toaster, kettle and breakfast supplies etc.. A couple have just left after being here 8 weeks in their camper and it worked really well. My son and partner are due mid October for 5 months to move the project forward after being on hold since March.
I am a cook so can supply lunch and evening meals safely however, open to anyone cooking occasionally to give me a break.
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My Name is Annie and I am retired and live in the countryside near Tomar on the edge of a forest and near the 70km long Castelo do Bode Lake. It is in good condition and offers indoor accommodation for work aways - also room for a small-medium camper.
Any dates would work, however particularly looking for a couple to help organise moving the storage room up to the attic space and gaining back a bedroom, wood chopping and organising a new roof for the log store and stacking.
The garden and vegetable garden always need attention and planting of winter veg.
There is building works on going with many varied tasks including: carpentry, door and window rubbing down and treating, stone wall and step building, landscaping, gardening and vegetable planting, Two old stone interior wall which has been uncovered need pointing. My son will be here to work on the house again in October to renew the electrics and plumbing downstairs, install a kitchen and bathrooms and thermal hot water and central heating system. Line the walls, relay the floors, do the finishing and install thermal central heating. Installing an irrigation system from the existing well and bore hole. Interior/Exterior Painting. Anyone with any experience of the above or interest to learn/or improve a skill would be amazing.
The builder has dug out the pathway behind the house to lower the threshold and installed a damp proof course and french drain for excess water which comes off the land and the garden needs landscaping.
There is a large barn which we are planning to renovate by removing all roof tiles etc. and remove a wall to create undercover parking and an old stone cottage which needs repair and re-roofing.
I have space for a caravan/camper and tents with water and electric available and an outside bathroom and use of a washing machine and bread/pizza oven.. It is 8 minutes to a river beach on the 70km long Castelo do Bode Lake amazing for fishing, swimming, wake boarding and I have two canoes. I cannot accept pets as I am allergic and the land is unfenced. (possibly an outside well trained dog)
I will eventually use downstairs when it is completed and the plan is to use the upstairs for holiday lets.
Apart from the seasonal holiday letting We plan to periodically run Holiday Courses for singles, couples or small groups throughout the year in Pai Cabeca where there will be an an opportunity to learn or improve a skill.
Our aim is to become self sufficient and to create a harmonious space where people are respectful, work with integrity and have fun. I will be resuming my fortnightly dinners in the Adega when it is finished around Dec/Jan 2021. So anyone travelling around that time who is a keen good cook would be welcome.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
Happy to help with improving your English Language. Jonathan my son and his girlfriend Sophie will be spending some time at the house. Jonathan is a qualified Ski instructor, Life Guard, swimming instructor and a good Surfer who would be happy to take anyone out on their time off we are 1.15 hours from Surfing Coast. He is also proficient in Wood Work, Electrical Installation, Plumbing, Ceramic Tiling, Kitchen and Bathroom installation. I am a keen Gardener, good Cook and proficient in Sewing and making soft furnishing. Sophie is a Textile Designer for Fabric and a Silk Screen Printer. There is a Bakehouse with Pizza/Bread Oven, Barbecue and outdoor Paella/Risotto pan. I love cooking so no one will go hungry, however, open to anyone else who wants to learn or is keen to cook. The intention is to eventually let out apartments for holiday lets and also offer holidays for singles or small groups where there will be an opportunity to learn or improve a skill, for example cooking, Baking, Reiki, Massage, Photography, Silk Screen Printing. Also canoes, wake boarding and swimming. There is a great off road bike course in the forest behind the house and great for running or walking.
My son will be for 4-5 months from October 2020 and will need help!
Pai Cabeca is 5 minutes from a river beach, near where my niece, her partner and two children are doing a similar project. We are a very happy and relaxed family and enjoy meeting new people from all cultures. We would be particularly interested in anyone who can help with eco projects, carpentry, interior/exterior house painting, plumbing, electrical re- wiring, stone work and landscaping or anyone who does not mind getting stuck into any jobs that are required. Our aim is to become self sufficient and create a harmonious space where people are respectful, can enjoy working with integrity and playing together. You are welcome to bring Musical instruments as I love music.
Bedrooms with Bathroom in the upstairs of the house where we are currently living. Lounge, kitchen and dinng room where we all eat if cold outside. Also space for a caravan or camper van with water and electric with outside bathroom undercover. Swimming Pool in use weather permitting. Fresh veg from the garden. Breakfast, lunch and evening meal provided. Plentiful supply of books and Dvd's.
Swimming and canoeing from the River Beach 5 mins by car. Sao Pedro 5 minutes by car - Doctors, pharmacy, Bank Machine, cafe, Restaurant, Church. Serra 10 minutes by car, Petrol Station, Butchers, Supermarket, Doctors, Pharmacy, Post Office, Bank machine, cafe's and restaurant. Tomar a market Town with the Convento de Cristo - World Heritage site of the 'Knights of the Templar' 10 minutes by car. Cinema, Theatre, Restaurants, cafes, shops, supermarkets, Banks, Post Office, Hospital and sports centre. Bus station and Train station - 90 minutes to Lisbon. Bus passes through Pai Cabeca to Tomar. Short walk to the Serra Road where there is a bus stop with a more regular service. Good walking, special downhill cycling track behind the house and plenty of forest to ramble through. Transport would be useful but not necessary. I make regular trips into Serra, Sao Pedro and Tomar. The train service is good and cheap if you want to get around. Coaches run to Lisbon and Porto from Tomar. Train travel is cheap.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host can provide space for campervans.
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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