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
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
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
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.
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
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week