Come enjoy the quiet country life of central Portugal. Close to Nazaré for the big waves, Foz do Arelho for sailing and paddle boarding, São Martinho for the beach.

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Portugal

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  2021 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi, would you like to give us a hand on our little farm in the country side, surrounded by meadows with horses and coark trees? We have cats, dogs, chickens, a goat and 3000m2 of land to maintain. We could use anyone who is fit and does not mind to get his or her hands dirty.

    And, unfortunately for them, we do not take smokers.

    District Leiria, Portugal.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We live near the Silver Coast of Portugal, within 20-30 min by car there are at least three complete different beaches. You can surf big waves at Nazaré, wind surf, sail at Foz do Arelho and sun bath at São Martinho do Porto.
    There are several places of interest within 30-90 min, like Fátima, Óbidos, Tomar, Batalha and much more. If you are into palaeontology and dinosaurs, you can also find tracks and fossils nearby. Horse riding, hiking or biking in the nearby mountains is also one of many possibilities.

  • Help

    Help

    We have a small farm in central Portugal near the Silver Coast. (One hour drive from Lisbon airport.) The farm is 3000m2 with mainly fruit and olive trees. We also have some animals: three dogs, (two were abandoned, one retired watchdog of 17 years) three cats, three chickens, a rooster and one goat. Our daily activities therefore are gardening and taking care of our animals. Since we moved to our quinta we are upgrading the property which means that we do light and simple construction works ourselves, so a pair of extra hands is much appreciated!
    A list of our chores is: mowing, cutting, trimming, digging, sawing, watering, stable cleaning, dog walking, animal feeding/cuddling, painting and enjoying the country lifestyle.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    Portuguese: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will have a complete apartment with your own bathroom, kitchenette (not suitable for cooking) and bedroom (double bed) attached to the main house. We will provide for all meals/drinks in our kitchen in the main house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Public transport to big cities as, Lisbon and Coimbra are easy by Rede Expressos. Local public transport is available but local travelling is best by car, so having a driver's licence is a pro but not a must.

  • 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

  • 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

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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