Olive farm help, Learn how good quality olive oil is made, bring your good mood and good energy to Coimbra, Portugal

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Portugal

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    09/10/2020

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi, I'm Marije, been living for 3 years in Portugal to follow my passion: making olive oil and teaching all about it. Together with my Portuguese husband Gui we are slowly expanding our farmland to a little olive paradise. I studied olive tasting and growing in Sevilla and well connected around this industry in Portugal. We have conquered floods, fires and most recent hurricane Leslie. So you can imagine we can use a little help to get back on track...

    If you are interested in the annual Olive Harvest, we only start planning this around September 2019, so check around that time. The rest of the year we do a lot of other landwork, planting, grafting, vegetable garden, building, animal care, bottling, packaging and much much more.

    Farmstay and help: As we invest as much of our family energy and knowledge in to you and the workday hours (9-12) are no biggie we see this as an mutual experience and way to meet new people. This side is unpaid but you are in an awesome little village with your own private studio, bathroom, internet and other facilities like a semi-professional kitchen with smoker, barbeque, etc.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are mixed family, Portuguese and Dutch and you will experience life in Central Portugal. We have set up the farm from scratch so this is great opportunity for a couple with similar plans. Learn from our mistakes and practices. You will learn on how olives are planted, harvested, and how good quality olive oil is made.

  • Help

    Help

    We are a young Dutch/Portuguese family in central Portugal looking for help around our farm. No skills needed just good mood and good energy. Driving license can be handy as we have several groves around to maintain.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We offer a room or studio with private bathroom/kitchenette. Internet, washing machine available. Food and drinks included in the experience. Early breakfast, lunches and dinners. We cook vegetarian and non-vegetarian. We do have animals around our property (dogs, cats, ducks, chicken, sheep) in case of allergies.

    If you have a van, you can park at the farm, we have electricity and of course you can use our facilities such as shower & kitchen.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is a little car to borrow for some shopping. Our area is beautiful, only 15 minutes away from Coimbra. If coming with campervan you can also park this on our lands. We have 2 kids of almost 3 & 5 full of life, we speak 3 languages (Dutch, English, Portuguese) and are very easygoing.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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