Help Renovate an ancient house that was once a convent, one hour from Lisbon, Portugal

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This listing is a Last minute host. They have let us know that they are looking for help immediately as well as at other times of the year.
  2019 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    We have been workaway hosts for a number of years.You can see us as the following workaway host for Portugal:
    "Looking for help in nature and fun on a Portuguese farm - near Lisboa, Portugal"

    We run two workaway places.The one listed above, we run since 2009.
    The other one, is Cardiga, described here.
    WE ALSO NEED ELECTRICIANS, CARPENTERS, HANDYMEN, ANTIQUE RESTORERS, RESTORERS OF PAINTINGS, MASONS ETC.IF YOU HAVE A SKILL LET US KNOW, BUT YOU DON'T NEED ANY SPECIAL SKILLS TO JOIN US.

    WE HAVE SPACE FOR LONG TERM VOLUNTEERS.

    IF YOU ARE NOT A CITIZEN OF A E.U. COUNTRY, YOU SHOULD CARRY YOUR OWN TRAVEL INSURANCE UPON YOUR ARRIVAL.IF YOU ARE FROM ONE OF THE E.U. COUNTRIES, YOU SHOULD CARRY YOUR EUROPEAN HEALTH CARD

    This particular project consists of restoring an old 12th century home.It has been in the family for over 120 years now.It is in need of restoration as described below.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Other
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The little village of São Caetano is made up of about 45 small houses of which about 35 still belong to the estate.The river Tejo runs right by it so we will be able to swim in it and enjoy its vistas.Sao Caetano is inhabited by a number of local people that are happy to interact with volunteers.

  • Help

    Help

    The project at hand consists on helping to renovate a 12th century home .It has been in the family for over 120 years and the building and gardens are in need of restoration and care.
    We do mostly carpentry repairs and mortar work, repaint windows and doors, clean up, and lots of gardening .You don't need any special skills to join us.

    Also in our other workaway site mentioned above:
    -window shuter repairs, painting walls and windows, restoring antiques specially wooden ones etc.
    -tree planting, weeding tree saplings, shrub pruning, leaf raking, mowing the grass, cleaning rooms, working in our organic vegetable garden.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Portuguese, English, French, Spanish, German and Bulgarian

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Volunteers stay in their own independent house in tbe village of São Caetano which is next to the working site.There are 3 bedrooms with 2 beds in each, a kitchen and a bathroom and a living room.We provide the food and volunteers do the cooking.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    This area around Cardiga has lots to see and experience in terms of historical sites, nature, local food etc.The famous Convent of Christ in Tomar, is only half an hour away by car.The estate itself is full of history that the locals are thrilled to share with volunteers.
    We are near one of the main train stations in the country, Entroncamento, that will take you right downtown Lisbon in about one hour.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day 5 days a week

























Host ref number: 544238553672