Help in the garden by the River Mondego in Tabua, Portugal



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    I am a writer with published books on the chakras, meditation, tarot, qabalah, ancient Egypt, dowsing. - a new book will be published by Inner Traditions in the spring of next year. I live alone. I spend my time writing and working on the land. I am preparing to offer single person retreats on the future based upon my work as a writer.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Farmstay help

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    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    This is a beautiful restful place, mainly silent apart from the birds and the frogs. There is always something to learn from Nature. If prospective visitors have an interest an Western metaphysics, I have many books and after- supper conversation could be on the menu. .

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    I have one hectare of land with one meadow, five terraces, two ponds and a stream. I am still creating a large vegetable plot (17mtr x 33 mtr) - it has raised beds with paths in between. This autumn I would like help to gravel the pathways - this will entail taking loads of gravel down a slope by wheelbarrow.
    The property has 2 houses and storage annexes. I am ready to build a 'bottle wall' in one of the window spaces- the bottles are all cut to size and prepared.
    In the autumn, it will be time to take a delivery of wood and stack it on one of the annexe buildings.
    I plan to plant spring bulbs in a few areas - these will need to be planted in the autumn.
    There are always other general tasks - clearing the stream, tackling brambles, clearing undergrowth etc.
    I am looking for a COUPLE who can stay for about a month arriving in mid-September. The dates are flexible

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    English: Fluent

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    The property has 2 separate houses - I have recently moved into the converted barn - the original granite farmhouse is now for visitors. You will have a double bedroom with a door opening onto a veranda with a view towards the river. Your accommodation includes a shower and a kitchen.
    The property is in a forest (now recovering from the fire of 2017) but the village cafe is within walking distance.

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    What else ...

    The River Mondego is a two minute walk away. Tabua is a 15 minute drive for all amenities. Coimbra is about 45 mins away by car, or there is a train service from the local station at SANTA COMBA DAO

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    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Space for parking camper vans

    There is parking space outside my house - this would be okay for a small motorhome- the track from the village to my home would probably not suit a big vehicle.

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    Maximum 4-5 hours a day,

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