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

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Portugal

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    18/04/2021

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  2021 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello, Beautiful People!
    My name is Xai and I live in a 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.

    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.
    We can get all the eco friendly products around here, so you dont have to worry about that. :)
    Thank you.

    *Update March 21*
    Welcome help with assembling a Yurt.
    Also, gardening and some woodwork.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    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 villages and countryside.
    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 a shed, showers and some furniture.
    *Update March 21*
    Assembling a Yurt.

    General maintenance:
    Around the house and garden.

    Eco Projects:
    compost bins, earthbag flood control.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    *Update March 21*
    Lupita is on vacation until the Yurt will be up. :)

    There are 2 indoor sleeping places. Lupita for 2 persons and Louis for 4 persons.
    In summer time there are plenty of shady 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.


    If you arrive on Monday before 14:00, you will join me to the supermarket, so you can make your own 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 smaller train stop (Fatela-Penamacor) 15min easy walk from the land.
    Arriving days are Mondays. I can pick up from Fundao until 14:00 and from Fatela-Penamacor train station after 14:00.
    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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Only limit to the camper, it must be 6.5 meter long Max. Otherwise it won't get through the curvy road.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Just ask before you bring it. Usually no problem, depends if there is other pets already here..

  • 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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