Reconnect and enjoy nature, green place near the Douro river, Portugal

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Portugal

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    26/10/2020

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  • Description

    Description

    Enjoy northern Portugal, learn and help us in our ecological family farming.

    We are among the Sierra Montemuro and the Douro River , landscape heritage site recognized by UNESCO.

    We are one organic agro-forest farm with 10 ha fenced since 80s in a quiet and green environment.

    We have a great variety of fruits trees (apples, pears, plums, figs, kiwis, persimmons, Damascus, quinces, grapes, pomegranate, mandarins, oranges), lemons, olives, blackcurrants, elder berries, strawberries, red araças, raspberry, blackberries, hazelnuts, chestnuts, chestnuts , aromatic and medicinal plants, farm animals, honeybees, domestic and wild mushrooms and a lot of edible plants.

    We make jams and liquor from our fruits and taste our aromatic and medicinal herbs, and also collect honey.

    There are some animals like chicken, dogs, ducks, horses

    We preserve the flora and fauna of the region , allowing refuge and protection for a variety of species, so we have some wild animals around and good biodiversity of plants and fungi.

    We made some products like: wood arts and crafts, dry fruits or vegetables, honey, jam, soaps, teas

    We can accept and provide space for Organic/Permaculture projects and or Self- Sustaining Life Style, Conscious Community, Hollistic Agriculture, Eco-Building.

    We celebrate life in a daily basis

    We do not provide insurance, so be self responsible.

    Enjoy

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    Learn about different topics and activities, discover the flora and fauna in the region

  • Help

    Help

    In general we need help cleaning the land, water tanks, take care of the trees, garden and the aromatic and medicinal plants. harvests fruits, preparing wood for the winter, repairing and maintaining fences and gates.
    You're welcome to help in several tasks, depending on what is required at the moment.

    AT THE MOMENT WE NEED:
    - PEOPLE WHO KNOW HOW TO WORK WITH TRIMMERS & BRUSHCUTTERS
    - PEOPLE WHO KNOW HOW TO PRUNE FRUIT TREES
    - CARPENTERS FOR OUR TREEHOUSE PROJECT

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have an independent workaday house with 2 bedrooms and 4 beds (+2 if needed) , 2 bathrooms , living room and rustic kitchen with stove for cooking. There are no electric light and internet in the house. (will be solar soon)

    ACCOMMODATION ONLY AND FOOD FROM THE FARM (different option ask for details)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    To reach Cinfães do Douro leaving the Porto you can go :

    By car:

    - For the Douro River bank, picking up the EN108 to Entre-os -rios following after the EN222 to Cinfães .

    - Motorway A3 ( Porto- Amarante -Vila Real) , leaving in Marco de Canavezes and following the direction of Cinfães by EN211 , going then take the EN222 , through Castelo de Paiva.

    By train:
    - Normal line of CP from Porto to Pala station, Mosteirô. After you need to pick a taxi to the Cinfães village . Information:

    Address is hard to find using GPS. Will send location on Whatsapp

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly acccept pets

    Can possibly acccept pets

    we can accept dogs but they must be outside of the houses

  • 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

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