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Explore life on a small farm and discover the silver coast of Portugal

  • Portugal
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  • Last activity: 23/01/2023

Availability

  2023 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a middle-aged couple living on a small farm with on prox 4,5a of land.

    Most time of the year we have a very chill and easy life .. teaching yoga, taking care of our animals, working in the garden, building new cozy furniture or artwork.. growing veggies in our greenhouse and on the land..

    We love our space and mostly can handle the works with just the 2 of us.

    This year we could use a hand on our land, refurbishment of some houses (painting, flooring) maintaining the garden, taking care of our animals and horta while we are exploring things.

    The volunteer we seek takes over the small general things like walking the dogs.. feeding our farm animals, cooking, helping with the land, etc. (check list below)
    There will be no labour in our business or contact with any guests because we close the B&B after the summer season.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • 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

    - gardening and greenhouse
    - participating in yoga classes
    - taking care of animals
    - foodknowledge
    - building / constructing furniture
    - Cultural knowledge of the area

  • Help

    Help

    - gardening, weeding, mow lawning, strimming land
    - maintaining the veggie-garden, greenhouse, planting vegetables
    - remodeling garden, houses
    - painting jobs in/outside
    - high pressure cleaning
    - cooking for us and yourself
    - taking care of the animals at the farm, feeding them, keeping there shed clean
    - walking the dogs, hugging our cat :-)
    - small repairs and renovation if necessary
    - helping with building furniture/constructs on site
    - participating in guided walking tours

    In spring 2023 we are looking for someone to help us with the preparations before summer :
    - strimming and clearing our land with a strimmer/mowner
    - high pressure cleaning
    - painting in/outside walls
    - building a seperate WC in our storage area
    - garden works, weeding & cutting

    Guidelines
    ==> (prox 25h p/wk = 2 meals a day-snacks & fruit/ seperate bedroom)
    ==> (prox 18h p/wk = 1 meal a day-snacks & fruit/ seperate bedroom)
    - half days = prox 4 or 5h
    - full days = prox 8h, then you take a day off when you want
    - when we start a job we like to work the whole day but this is not mandatory for you, you choose
    - we are morning people and mostly stop working around 16 pm

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    Portuguese: Intermediate
    German: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    I'm studying Portuguese and can teach languages like English , Dutch & French..

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    1) We have a very big and comfortable attick in our house with couch and cozy bed.
    The bathroom & kitchen is shared with us.
    2) when there is space free, we have a seperate room on the side of the house with more privacy and private bathroom.

    Open fridge for (1)2 meals a day, Fruit & drinks available all day.
    Sometimes we do or don't eat together but there is always food available.

    You have the whole garden to chill and our private terrace space, swimming pool.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Relaxing, walking, beach, cultural events, sightseeing etc.
    We have several roadtrips in the area witch passes by all cultural sites in Central Portugal

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    The whole area is covered with wifi. We can offer a seperate space as an office

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have space to station your van or caravan here and provide electricity.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 715417392391

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