Come and join our family for a kiwi fruit pick up in Aveiro, Portugal



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  • Description


    Every year, in the beginning of November, takes place, just some days after the official "kiwindima" (kiwifruit harvest), a special private event, not a business but an international family-and-friends private kiwifruit pickup weekend (KIWILAND INTERNATIONAL WEEKEND) , a real full-weekend of activity, typical gastronomy and trueth companionship, space for new friendship/cultural exchange, involving men and women, between locals and travellers/visitors, including farmers, economists, architects, doctors and health profissionals, lawyers, finantial advisers, businessman, teachers, students and other interested young and open-mind persons.

    Kiwiland "Cidade Silvestre" is a kiwifruit plantation pioneer project, inserted around a family-owned typical portuguese old farmhouse, with old histories and artifacts. Present-day family main jobs belongs to architecture / health care and this project was assumed as a new agricultural challenge.

    Nearly 3 ha / 4 km of plant-lines and quite near Aveiro city (5 Km south, direction Aveiro-Coimbra highway). With nearly ten years of existence, is a pioneer project in this region and one of the biggest.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Farmstay help

  • 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

    It´s a good way to experience a different harvest in Northern Hemisphere, with happy and multicultural and multinacional colleagues in a safe and healthy way.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Each participant just has to pick up the kiwifruit, manual and stand-up, in a kindly way, for some hours during a day, and with various typical regional and delicious coffeebreaks. It´s a light activity, for all ages (from 8 till 80), that doesn´t need special skills; the technical brieffing takes only 5 minutes. We recommend water-resistant shoes and light wear, according to weather forecast (10 to 15 Celsius degrees, average temperature).

  • Languages spoken

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

  • Accommodation


    Good accomodation in a rebuilt old traditional portuguese farmhouse, family-owned. Individual rooms, with option for kingsize bed, first floor or groundfloor.
    Inserted in the farm, with a lot of garden facilities, trees and grass.

    Food provided is traditional portuguese with regional homemade specialties; also vegetarian offered (by request).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Aveiro is the nearby city, only 5 km away, and with regular bus available allday around. There are good walkingtracks nearby, museums, sealife, beachs and river delta in Vouga lagoon.

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    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

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • 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, 2 days a week

Host ref number: 537883723515