Currently looking for a couple (or single) during May/September 2021 to help us with our regular summer chores, especially gardening, watering of the gardens & young trees, mowing and cleaning of our ecological pool
We are Marga and Jurrie, a Dutch couple who moved to Portugal eleven years ago to start a living over here in order to increase our quality of life. We are active host for volunteers during most months of the year. In a beautiful part of central Portugal we own and run a small scale holiday resort set in 8 hectares of it's own grounds. The resort is open all year round.
All construction work, cleaning of the villa's when change overs, land management with potentially dangerous machineries like tractors, chain saws etc are exclusively done by local professionals we have contracted. Workaway volunteers are welcome to give an extra hand with some additional chores.
We consider ourselves as very down to earth and open minded people, we love to work hard (if necessary) and we love to end the day with a good meal and a good glass of wine as well. We consider Workaway as a social, intercultural exchange program and people of all ages from all over the word are welcome to spend some quality time in this nice area of Portugal.
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We love to share our extended knowledge of land management, growing our own vegetables and fruits, preserving all kind of foods.
We also love to share our 10-years experiences and the do's and don'ts of starting a living/business in Portugal as an immigrant.
In good consultation we will define a combination of tasks that will fit with your preferences, capabilities and experiences. Good developed social skills are necessary to make this workaway exchange a success.
We offer you one of our spacious and fully equipped family tents Chapado that isn't booked or a separate apartment in our main house where you will have your own living room/bedroom/shower+toilet and terrace.
You have to be aware of the fact that we live in a quiet and relatively remote area. Therefore we prefer to host a couple or two friends for a minimal period of 3/4 weeks.
We will keep in mind that you also will be here to discover Portugal and therefore we will fully respect the agreement to work 5 days a week/25 effective hours a week. We are open to approach this on a very flexible way, so that you also will have sufficient time to plan some more day trips/long weekends to explore the country.
Nearest cities are Oliveira do Hospital and Tábua, both on a 8 kilometers distance. Covas is centrally situated in the Dão-region, a big area that is enclosed bij the Serra Estrela in the East (25 km), the Serra Açor in the South (20 km) and the Serra de Caramulo in the West (30 km). The area is also dominated by two rivers, the Rio Mondego and the Rio Alva.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Decent WiFi available
Workawayers travelling in campervans will have a nice spacious pitch on our campsite with electricity hook-up and water tap nearby.
This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.
Maximum 5 effective hours a day, 5 days a week/Flexible planning.
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