Welcome couples to medium / long term. Help on management and farming works... Come, help, live and enjoy! Alentejo's lifestyle.

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Portugal

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    Last activity

    16/08/2019

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  • Description

    Description

    Welcome on our profile page! We're glad you made it...

    We have an organic farm and B&B. We produce vegetables, fruits, olives for eating and oil, and we have a bunch of farm animals, all in the hidden treasure of Portugal that is the Alentejo region.

    A few years ago we started work on our B&B, trying to get tourism to the area. Since then, more and more people have found their way to the region, without spoiling the peace and quiet that can be found here. People that want to see how life can also be lived are the ones that enjoy it here most. You can almost say it is our mission to help people see what a fulfilling life can look like and what can be done differently with a few simple ingredients.

    Alentejo has a long cultural history with many specifically regional traditions and food. Eating and cooking is a big part of life here, which you will experience during your stay here. Cooking is usually done together as a group effort. Our kitchen work is open to suggestions, with room for sharing traditional recipes and experimenting. Please note: if you are lactose intolerant, gluten intolerant, strict vegetarian and/or vegan, we will not able to accomodate you... (Sorry.)

    The daily routines consist of feeding the animals, cleaning, cooking, gardening, projects, and occaisionally preparing the houses for guests.

    Our vegetable garden is a work in progress. Every year we imporove and build on the things that work and don't work. We invite you to bring some seeds with you to try! All experience and ideassuggestions are welcome!

    The olive work is very important to us. It's a crop that has been here for centuries, and it helps sustain our way of living. We do a fair bit of pruning in February/March, get rid of so called "suckers" in September, and harvest the crop in November. We prepare olives for eating, and produce olives for olive oil that is made at a nearby press house.

    There are always some projects going on, you'll find out when you get here!

    We're open for volunteers year round, even during the wintertime because we enjoy fantastic weather even then. (Maybe skip January though, unless you like rain...)

    Work is done mostly during morning hours, afternoons are for sitting/talking/relaxing/exploring/own projects. There are bikes here for you to borrow.

    The exact number of working hours is something we don't really think and care about. Sometimes it's 4, sometimes 8, but always with fun, that's important for us. We take the words of Gandhi to heart: "Love what you do, make your passion your profession, and you will never work a day in your life."

    We welcome open minded people that want to share and exchange knowledge and enjoy the beauty of life in the countryside.

    The bus connection from Lisbon airport is good. It takes a few hours, but it's easy to manage and it's a great ride. Contact us for details.

    Feel free to send a message if you want more information. Hope to see you soon!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Art project
    Other

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Volunteers can have a great experience on living sustainable and farming / tourism management experience and enjoy the great sun of the Alentejo.

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Help

    Help

    Urgent calling for families - medium and long term volunteers with pocket money guaranted for their effort.

    Creativity and Fun are welcome!

    For the spring / summer period we are open to volunteers to help in the vegetables garden, cattle care and other daily works and B&B management.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Portuguese, English, French, Spanish and Italian

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Sustainable house in Strawballs. One bedroom and one bathroom, living-room with kitchenet

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Volunteers can visit the surrounding villages, swim in the lake, ride horses, fishing and plenty of other activities.

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 578259642432