Enjoy a laid back lifestyle and help with my small piece of land in a beautiful valley, Beira Baixa, Portugal

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  • Description

    Description

    Hey travelers! My name is Xai and I live in beautiful valley in Beira Baixa region, not far from small towns Covilha and Fundão, between Serra da Estrella and Gardunha mountains. I have small piece of land where I need help with general maintainance, gardening and some building work.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Here you can enjoy very quiet and layd back lifestyle typical in portugese villages and countryside, try local wine and cheese.
    There are many hiking trails, riverspots, medieval village Monsanto, local markets.
    If you enjoy being in nature and quiet life, then this is perfect opportunity. As well, I am a silversmith and have a workshop if you wanna learn the basics of jewelry making.

  • Help

    Help

    Gardening:
    Making new beds, planting and irrigation.

    Building:
    At the moment small projects like toilets, showers and some furniture.

    General maintenance:
    Around the house and garden.

    Cooking:
    Either we rotate on who cooks or a chef is very welcome also 🙂

    Eco Projects:
    Dry toilet, compost, garden and later on eco-building.
    UPDATE:
    Building an earthbag retaining wall.
    Join the fun right now! ;)

    Art project:
    Wall paintings, carvings of wood and stone and general details.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English. Portugese, Spanish, Hebrew

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    There are 2 indoor sleeping places. Lupita for 2 persons and Luis for 4 persons.
    In summer time there are plenty of shady spots for camping with tent or hammock.
    About food, I provide ingredients. One volunteer will be in charge of breakfast and lunch, and we all rotate on making dinner.

  • 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 Serra da Estrella and beautiful Gardunha. There is also famous medival village Monsanto and other traditional villages.
    Fundao is the cherry capital of the country and also known for it's very friendly locals.
    There is bus and train station in Fundao with frequent connections from and to bigger cities and there is also smaller train stop (Fatela-Penamacor) 15min easy walk from the quinta. I can also pick up from Fundao.

  • 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

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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