Help us with animals and explore the beauty of nature in Serra do Açor, Portugal



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  • Description


    We are a retired couple, living in the Serra do Açor area of Central Portugal. We have a farm of approximately 7 hectares with a variety of animals and dogs. We previously had a fully certified organic farm in the UK. Whilst we do eat some of our own meat, animal welfare is a major importance to us.
    We have our own vegetable garden.
    We are looking for someone to help on the farm, predominantly helping with the animals and other day to day tasks.
    It is important to us that anyone who would like to stay with us has a genuine love of animals.
    Long stays are preferably like 3 months.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Animal Care

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  • 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

    Somewhere to learn to handle animals, take care of them, milking. Experience of living in an offgrid farm, own water and electricity, a very rural experience.

  • Help


    Help would be 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week.
    Usually it is a few hours of animal care in the morning and a few hours in the evening.
    Tasks will be mainly, feeding the animals, milking the goats, taking care of their shelter.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Accommodation is in a large comfortable caravan, that has heating, running water, shower, separate bathroom.
    In the caravan there is a cooker and fridge, but we prefer to have meals together, especially the main meals.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have internet on the farm. There is a village 20 minutes by foot, where there are a few bars, with a small shop, pool table, a proper swimmingpool. There are plenty hikingtrails, breath taking views. Coimbra is one hour away.

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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

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    Hours expected

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

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Host ref number: 572524579633