Help with horses near Chaos, Portugal

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Portugal

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    13/06/2021

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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    A couple, based in beautiful Portugal, with five horses, six dogs, three cats, several chickens, and two dwarf goats. Accommodation is in a large modern caravan (maximum 2 people sharing) next to the house plus all meals in exchange for 5 hrs a day over 5 days or 4 hrs over 6 days. We're flexible for the right people!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    This area of Portugal has a traditional culture and lifestyle which is very different from the more developed tourist centres. Volunteers learn how to care for horses and other animals in a natural setting and can explore the historically important city of Tomar.

  • Help

    Help

    We have hosted around 150 volunteers since 2011 and many have returned (some several times!) and become firm friends. We have learnt a lot from our experiences which is condensed below:

    This is a busy farm and the help is physical - poo picking daily in the rain, sun, mud and dust therefore you must be reasonably fit. You must have some life skills such as being able to paint, chop wood, do basic DIY and be confident around the animals. 90% of the help is outdoors; gardening, painting and general maintenance.

    We don't micro manage volunteers so you should be a self starter who can do tasks on your own initiative. We are social people and enjoy eating together in the evening, chatting and playing board games. Smoking is permitted in the house - if you're a rabid non smoker this is not the house for you! We value 'down time' for both ourselves and volunteers; expect impromptu visits to the lake in the summer or movie days during the winter.

    Household chores are shared - if you enjoy cooking or baking you are very welcome!

    Our horses are all retired - apart from the occasional short hack - but you are welcome to groom and chat with them whenever you like.

    The area is rural and there are no shops within walking distance; there are buses twice a day to/from Tomar. If you can drive we have a car you can use as long as you pay for the fuel so please bring your driving licence.

    Please note we can't accommodate families or volunteers travelling with their own pets.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Modern 6 berth caravan (only ever 2 people) or private room in farmhouse. Shared bathroom and kitchen.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Beautiful area, close to the historic town of Tomar and the lovely Castelo do Bode reservoir for all water sports.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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