Join us in creating our new way of life on a beautiful piece of land in lower Alentejo/Portugal (district of Odemira)

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Portugal

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  • Description

    Description

    We are Ilka and Yves, a couple from Germany, who started a new way of life for us in the beginning of 2015 on a beautiful piece of land in lower Alentejo/Portugal (district of Odemira).
    We wish to live with nature and animals. Getting back to the basics of life :-)
    We have a nice community with our neighbours and like to be social with our friends. Come and join us for a while, we'll love to share our ideas and knowledge with you.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Yves has an immense knowledge in constructing, since he did that in his former life in Germany. He knows on a professional level how to work with wood, tiles, drywall construction, electrical installation, plumbing, roofwork and so much more...

    Ilka loves to make delicious meals and cakes with fruits and vegetables from our own garden. She is a passionate cook.
    Since she started organic gardening here, she can tell you quite a bit about the cicle of a whole gardenyear with all its necessities, about upgrading the soil and good or bad plant neighbors.
    In her heart she is an artist and loves to do all different types of artwork with various materials and in diverse sizes, if she finds the time for it and peace and quiet.

  • Help

    Help

    Right now we need help with gardening and all sorts of outsidework like making firewood, collecting rocks from our fields, preparing the meadows and grassland for the sheep, working with a Motorsense to clean the land, take care for the animals and lots of other things.
    We love people who can cook well and like to share recipes :)
    The next main building projects are gonna be: to make a nice craftsplace for Ilka in our container.
    So if you are interested in working with us we would be more than happy to share our knowledge with you :-)

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    German, English, Dutch, learning Portuguese

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    There is the old farmhouse wich is not renovated yet. You have a bed, a wood stove for heating and a "kitchen" with table and utility-sink with cold water, some dishes and a gas stove. (Usually we have all the meals together at our house except on the weekends) The bathroom is across the yard in a seperat house: Shower, toilet and sink.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are non-smokers and appreciate not to have too much smoking directly around us ;)

    We do not cook vegan or vegetarian!

    We eat mostly vegetables, but also some meat (our own sheep and chicken).

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Our lakehouse
Our three sheep Dolli, Berta and Böckchen with their first little lamb, born 02-2017.
View into our Garden
These are our two female cats Minka and Zuzu. The male cats name is Survivor.
One of the (worker-) beds in the old farmhouse
Kitchen with woodstove in the old farmhaus
Old farmhouse
Our dogs Benni and Chica
Our lake, the old farmhouse (left), the bathroom (middle), our house (right)



















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