A taste of farm life on a beautiful rural 6h Quinta near Oliveira do Hospital, Central Portugal



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    I have only recently moved on to my new Quinta and am in urgent need of some extra help. We need to build a chicken coop and run, put up some fencing so I can get my flock of sheep sheep in to graze. Stables need fixing before I can get the horses. We have an abundance of mature fruit (cherry, plum, apple, pear, pomegranate, fig, orange, lemon etc.) and nut trees, around 100 olives and over a kilometer of vines. We are shifting to Organic only, and no dig.
    Long term positions are possible for higher consciousness individuals/families who are interested in joining me to start a small sustainable and self sufficient community.
    Easy going hard working fun loving conscious vibe.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    A positive hands on experience staying on a working Quinta in the foothills of the Sera d'Estrela... Helping to restore this beautiful nature retreat to it's former state with other conscious souls.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    Depending on the time of day and year there will be: mowing, ploughing, digging, raking, sowing, watering, pruning, praying, picking, pickling, logging, strimming, cleaning, washing, scrubbing, hoovering, sweating, chilling, laughing, eating, drinking, dancing....and of course relaxing....helping in the kitchen....and on the land... and generally contributing to a happy and productive farm and positive group experience.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    I am happy to teach English and would like to learn Portuguese.

  • Accommodation


    Volunteers can now stay in a motorhome which can sleep up to 3. There is also room in the newly restored farmhouse which has a large kitchen, fireplace and logburner, washing machine etc. Great food is a passion and most meals will be prepared communally with help from all, or we take it in turns. Music is another passion and we have a studio set up for jamming, with a drum kit, keyboards and guitar, so any budding musicians most welcome.
    Or bring your own van, tent, yurt etc.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Only 10 minutes to town. Close to the Sierra d'Estrella mountains and amazing river beaches on the rivers Alva and Mondego.

  • 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

    Access on to the Quinta is excellent with many nice choices of flat areas to park up. Water and Electricity is readily available.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Well behaved/farm friendly pets are welcome, as we have free range chickens, sheep and lambs.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 438786561183