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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.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
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.
Making new beds, planting and irrigation.
At the moment small projects like toilets, showers and some furniture.
Around the house and garden.
Either we rotate on who cooks or a chef is very welcome also 🙂
Dry toilet, compost, garden and later on eco-building.
Wall paintings, carvings of wood and stone and general details.
English. Portugese, Spanish, Hebrew
There are 2 roofed sleeping places. one for a single and one for a couple, but availability depends on if there are any friends visiting. And there are plenty of shady spots for camping with tent or hammock. Please ask me about current sleeping situation.
About food, I provide ingredients but I prefare that volunteers cook for themselves.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week