Hello, since june 2010 we're running a camping in the middle of Portugal, near the beautiful mountains of the Serra da Estrela and the hills of the Serra do Açor. Not touristic, but more and more discovered and beloved. A lot of the work we do ourselves, but sometime we need a little help. Depending on the season the tasks are different. Gardening, mowing the grass, painting, cleaning, repairing things, helping in the kitchen. We also have bungalows, apartments, and in the high season, tents for rent.
The campsite is next to the river Alva, where you swim in the spring and summertime.
We rent canoe's and bikes.
We love living is this rural environment. There is also a bar where you can meet the local, friendly people. We don't serve meals, but in the high season we offer snacks and organise one or two times a week a BBQ.
Here you are in the nature, feel the freedom and enjoy the rural live in central Portugal.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Computers/ Internet
We're looking for help in the months march till november. In the springtime there's a lot of painting to do, cleaning, cutting grass and reparing things, providing information. In the months of july and august the focus is on doing everything what's necessary to offer a good stay...cleaning the toiletbuilding, washing, preparing beds, help with the rental materials etc. In the months september and october there's more maintenance work. The campsite is open all year (only closed in january).
You can bring your own and stay for free. We have tents and sleeping material available in the summer and in the spring and wintertime you can stay in one of our apartments.
We ask about 3 - 5 hours help, the hours are flexible and depending on the work to be done. You stay for free at the camping with your own tent or camper/caravan. We provide an evening-meal and for breakfast and lunch we'll do the shoppings and you prepare them yourselfs. In your free time, you can go walking, biking (you can use our bikes for free). A car is useful if you want to see more of the region. Every year we have volunteers, mostly in the summertime. You need to be handy, self-starting, positive and respectful.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
3 - 5 hrs / 5 days