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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.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help with Computers / internet
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.
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.
English, Dutch, Portuguese
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.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week