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João and I (Maria) have been living here since 2017. João is retired and as we always like the Alentejo, as soon as we had the opportunity we bought a farm and moved here to be busy.
Our farm is a little piece of paradise on top of a hill overlooking a tributary of the Guadiana river and the typical Alentejo plains. It is a 2 hectares property with olive trees, a small vineyard, some fruit trees and a vegetable garden for our consume. We are also volunteers at a childcare home and we deliver many of our products there.
Our house is energetically self sustained, with solar energy feeding electricity to the entire property.
We love animals and nature. We have dogs, cats, 1 donkey, goats, sheeps, chickens, who lives all day free.
We compost the manure of our chicken, donkey, goats and sheeps that we use to fertilize the land. Also we have a composite to make earthworm húmus.
We are used to receiving people. Friends, friends of friends who sometimes come to help us or spend a few days with us. We love to interact with people, exchanging stories and experiences.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
You will be able to learn how to work in the vegetable garden, olive trees and biodynamic preparations. You can also learn to take care of dogs and farm animals.
Although the farm is not very big, there is always work to do and we can't do it all. We are always in need help in the oliver trees, garden, light construction/DIY (carpentry, fences, paintings, buildings).
This host offers a language exchange
This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
You can contact them directly for more information.
You will live in our house with us. We have 1 room available, with a double bed. All food will be included and we eat together. Cooking and cleaning will be done together.
In your free time, if you want to get to know our culture, you can visit beautiful villages with castles, churches, palaces and museums that are between 15 km and 50 km around our small village
There aren't many transports here. Therefore, it will be necessary to travel by car. If you don't have it, we can take you to the bus station.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We have near the house a lot of space to parking
We have many friendly dogs. So, if your dog is a friendly dog, it will be welcome
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week