Construction work/vineyard 80 km from Lisbon



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    We are a friendly couple from Sweden who just turned 50. We decided a couple of years ago as soon as the children were old enough and had moved out, we should move from cold Sweden and find a new life in a warm climate. We also wanted to spend more time together than we did in Sweden. In 2013 we found our dream place, a small vineyard in Portugal, not so far from Lisbon. We are interested in reading, animals, riding, traveling and sports.

    Except from the two of us there are three dogs and 6 chickens, one horse (in a stable 50 km from us) and two goats at the moment.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Animal care

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    We bought a vineyard with 4 holiday lets about 2 years ago. There are 2200 wine stocks and quite many fruit trees on the farm, oranges, lemons, grape fruit, figs, olives, plums, peaches, pears, quince and apples.
    We need help with different building projects, renovation, cultivating the vines, gardening and some help with our dogs, goats and chickens.
    Sometimes you will be cleaning the holiday lets and sometimes maybe help with our web site. If you are good at taking pictures/filming it will be good.

    We need responsible, hard working and positive people. If you cannot work on your own as well as together with us, don´t bother reply. it is adviceable to have your own vehicle or you will be stuck here more or less.

    Since it takes some time to get to know the farm we prefer if you stay more than 3 weeks.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Swedish, English, some Portuguese

  • Accommodation


    You will get an small apartment, either on your own or to share with other volunteers. In that case you will have a room of your own and share kitchen and bathroom.

    We would like to swop some 2-3 hours work/day or 15 hours/week for accomadation.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Close to the vineyard there are many surf spots, kite surfing, golf courses, mountain biking, hiking and cultural things to see and do.
    The vineyard has a magnificent view over the rolling hills. It is peacefull and relaxing.
    You will get quickly to Lisboa with the bus, the trip will take an hour. It is helpful to have some kind of vehicle but there are buses as well but they don´t run very frequently.
    In the mornings you can pick fresh oranges for your morning juice.

  • 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


Baleal island about 35 km from the farm
Freshly squeezed orange juice from our own trees
Baleal. On of the best beaches in Portugal. Here you can try stand up paddleboard.
Our three rescue dogs from Spain.
Our inner courtyard/garden. It needa lot of watering and weeding.
Beautiful beach of Nazaré, knowm for its first class surfing. 25 km to the farm.
Host ref number: 427351941188