Laid back lifestyle, helping with my offgrid land in a beautiful valley near Serra da Estrela, Portugal

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    07/12/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello, Beautiful People!
    My name is Shine and I live in a beautiful valley in Beira Baixa region, not far from the small town of Fundão, between Serra da Estrella and Gardunha mountains. I have small piece of land where I need help with general development and maintainance, gardening and some building work.

    Important:
    I would like to keep my land clean from as much pollution as I can.
    It means that I don't use any chemical products and I ask that you as well do not use them here. :)
    Thank you.

    *Update November 2021*
    Flood control, digging rain channels, gardening and random general maintenance.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Here you can enjoy very quiet and laid back lifestyle typical in portugese countryside.
    There are many hiking trails, riverspots, local markets etc.
    If you enjoy being in nature and quiet life, then this is perfect opportunity.
    I ask for a minimum one month stay because it makes a big difference in energy flow.
    If you have availability for a month, we can start with a week to see if it all works well. If you have just a couple of weeks, better choose another host to get the best out of your experience. Thank you. :)

  • Help

    Help

    Gardening:
    Making new beds, planting, weeding and irrigation.

    Building:
    At the moment, final touches on existing structures. Mostly wood.

    General maintenance:
    Around the structures and garden.

    Eco Projects:
    Earthbag flood control.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    There are 2 cozy mobile-homes for sleeping, Lupita and Louis.
    In summer time there are plenty of shaded spots for camping with tent or hammock.

    About food - you take care of yourselves, hence the Max 3 work hours a day. There is a basically equipped kitchen at your service.
    Please, do not bring meat products in my land. It brings the wild boar and i have no fences..

    If you arrive on Monday before 13:00, you will join me to the supermarket, so you can make your own shopping or/and join the collective shopping.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Serra de Estrella area is popular with tourists during summer time as well as in winter time. Many opportunities for hiking, cycling, swimming.
    Explore highest mountain of portugal (2000m) Serra da Estrella and beautiful Gardunha. There is also famous medival village Monsanto and other traditional villages.
    Fundão is the cherry capital of Europe (!) and also known for it's very friendly locals.
    There is bus and train station in Fundão with frequent connections from and to bigger cities and there is also a smaller train station (Fatela-Penamacor) 15min easy walk from the land.

    Arriving days are Mondays. I can pick up from Fundao until 13:00 and from Fatela-Penamacor train station after 13:00.
    If you arrive after 13:00, you need to know that the closest supermarket to the land, is in Fundão, so plan to do your shopping there before arriving.
    I prefer if you try to arrive before sunset, thank you.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week

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