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




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  • 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.

    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 November 2020*
    Looking for volunteers who intend to stay a month or more. :)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    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 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


    Making new beds, planting and irrigation.

    At the moment small projects like a shed, showers and some furniture.
    Building a round deck for a yurt.

    General maintenance:
    Around the house and garden.

    Either we rotate on who cooks or anyone who enjoys cooking is very welcome also 🙂

    Eco Projects:
    compost bins, earthbag flood control.

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

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    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, I provide full vegeterian ingredients.
    (I do not bring in meat products in my land)
    One volunteer will be in charge of breakfast and lunch, and we all rotate on making dinner.
    Or if someone will step up, they can do the cooking.
    If you arrive on Monday before 14:00, you will join me to the supermarket and you can add if there is anything specific you wish for.

  • 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.

  • 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 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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