Forest help, gardening, maintenance on our riverfront property in Central Portugal

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  • Description

    Description

    We need help with forest maintenance (brush-cutting), general maintenance of the buildings/apartments, pruning trees (february-march), preparing the vegetable patch and weeding.

    Hello! We are Ruurd and Elena. We have about 10 ha. (25 acres) of forest, 62 olive trees, a few flowerbeds and we grow our own fruit and vegetables.

    We are looking for people (age 23+), fluent in English or Dutch, with some life and work experience, a good work ethic, presentable, in good physical condition and who are not afraid to get their hands dirty.

    We take 1 or 2 volunteers at a time, unless we have a project that requires more volunteers. This means you will need to be able to entertain yourself most of the time.

    Do you like being outdoors in a rural area, hiking, canoeing, biking, fishing, explore the river, the wildlife or just have some quiet time? Than this is the place for you!!!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We will share our experiences of living in a rural area and our knowledge of forest/garden work.

  • Help

    Help

    IN SUMMER you need to be flexible, have a hands-on mentality, doing all sorts of jobs like watering the gardens, weeding, cleaning pool, housekeeping, sweeping terraces.
    Minimum stay 2 weeks.

    IN AUTUMN, WINTER AND SPRING the jobs also include bushcutting forest and fields, chop, collect and stack firewood, planting, pruning, fencing, painting, carpentry and general maintenance. Experience in one of these fields is highly appreciated. Minumum stay 7 days.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    english, portuguese, dutch, german

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Your accommodation depends on availability; in winter a room or a cabin, in summer a caravan or a tent.
    Water, electricity and a hot shower will be at your disposal.
    We provide breakfast, lunch and dinner, some of them you can cook yourself. We do not provide snacks in between meals.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    No pets allowed, the use of ANY DRUG and/or ALCOHOL ABUSE will not be tolerated.
    Please note our place is a bit isolated when you have no transport.
    The nearest village is at a walking distance of 30 minutes or at a 5 minutes drive by car.
    When we go out for shopping you are welcome to ride with us and have a walk around the village or we can drop you off at a bus/trainstation if you wish to explore more of the centre of Portugal.
    The nearest train or bus station is in Carregal do Sal.
    There you can take a taxi (costs about 10 euro) or we can pick you up, depending on our time schedule and your time of arrival.

  • 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

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    Hours expected

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











































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