Looking for people to help us keep our peaceful quinta in good condition, near the Serra da Esterela, Portugal.

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a Dutch retired couple from 62 and 71
    And we been living 16 years in Portugal
    We live in the middle of Portugal, near the Serra da Esterela.
    just outside the village Midoes municipality Tabua.
    Together with our 3 dogs .
    We have a quinta of 2 hectares
    We love living here.We enjoy the good food and fine wine.
    The peace and quiet
    and especially the friendly and hospitable people here

    We search every year again people who want to help us
    from mid-October until end of March
    For one or two weeks max

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can learn how to pick olives and how we make olive oil.
    Cleaning the forest for fire prevention.
    Cutting trees and make firewood.
    Learn the language.
    Get used to peace,quiet,
    And experience the simple village life

  • Help

    Help

    The volunteer help is highly variable.
    from picking olives to clean up forest and land.
    plowing and sowing of the terraces.
    Cutting trees and planting new ones.
    sometimes it can be a little heavy work
    Maintenance of house and garden.
    such as painting and cleaning.
    we almost always work together with our workawayers.
    We prefer to have two people or a couple.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English ,dutch, german, portuguese.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We offer a wooden chalet in which to live.
    It has a living room, kitchen where everything is available.
    There is a sofa-bed in the house.
    There is a bathroom with shower and toilet and sink.
    The main meal together
    and how everything else is classified, we can discuss further

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live on a small farm about 2 kms from the nearest village.
    There is a restaurant a post office, bank office, butcher, bakery, pharmacy, a beautiful church,
    and everything you need to live.
    We have three friendly dogs. The main town in the area - Oliveira do Hospital - is 12 kms away. Our immediate neighbours are Portuguese speaking but there are some English and Dutch speaking ex-pats in the area. There are nice walks and views in the area.
    there are a lot of cultural places.

    And in the winter there is the opportunity to go skiing in the Serra da Esterela.
    We also find it fun to eat together and in the evening to have a drink.
    or when we're done with work

    It may be beneficial to have your own transportation if choosing us, as we are situated in a beautiful part of the country with many amazing attractions, but are not serviced by public transport systems.

    We do require volunteers to have health or travel insurance.

  • 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?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

the maine house
Wooden house
having fun at work
pictures of the quinta
pictures of the quinta
pictures of the quinta
This is the result ready to go to the mill
Look how beautiful they are
picking the olives
cleaning and clearing in the woods
working in the woods
Buçaco park








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