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Our property is a 20 ha organic farm with 800 olive trees, a vineyard, 50 Bordelaira sheep, 2 horses, chickens and some cats and dogs. We are living in Parque Serra da Estrela, close to Guarda but in the middle of nature with a special micro climate.
All is very new to us, as we are living on the farm since February 1, 2021(!) but we really do love living the farm-live and the sustainable way of living. Every day we work with the animals, on the land, in the garden and we are improving the house. Far away from the busy and commercial live we used te have in The Netherlands. We now see ourselves as caretakers of the land and we feel very blessed to grow our own food. We do not sell any of the products, it is all for our own use and to feed our animals.
Please come and help us, learn about biodynamic preparations, olives, sheep and wine making and enjoy the clean air and clean waters! There is a lot of work and a lot to have fun. You can swim in the Mondego River, sup and swim in the lake just around the corner, visit the medieval villages, go see a movie in Guarda or hike in the mountains of the Serra da Estrela. During wintertime there even is some snow in the area and you can do some skiing and sledding.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
You will get to stay in the biggest natural park of Portugal: Parque Serra da Estrela with a beautiful lake ánd river just around the corner. You will get to know about sheep, horses, gardening and biodynamic preparations and, offcourse, meet people from around the world.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We are looking for people who can help us with biodynamic organic gardening, looking after the sheep (take a walk with them :-)) and love to cook, make jam, make ice cream and lemonade. In November/December we mostly need help with harvesting the olives. Oh and we most certainly could use help in our organic vineyard!
We have tents available with beds and bedlinnen, in wintertime we have studio's (sleeps two persons) available with your private bathroom. But it can be cold (snow) during wintertime and we do not have a central heating system, yet. All food will be included and we eat organic. Sometimes we eat together. Cooking and cleaning will be done together.
In your free time you can go for a swim in the river (Mondego) or go supping and swimming in the lake nearby. )We can drive you). There are a lot of walking paths (for beginners and experienced walkers) nearby. and you can do some skiing. Porto is a two hour drive and Coïmbra about 1,5 hour. If you want to visit Nazaré, where the big waves roll in, it will take you about two hours.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.
We have a beautiful campsite with different terraces and lots of privacy and spectacular views.
We have 2 dogs and some cats already but there is always room for more. The dogs can be a bit hostile in the beginning though.
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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