Help planting my grape vines in Santarem , central Portugal



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  • Description


    Hi 👋
    After experiencing and enjoying workaway as a member in different countries I have decided to become a host. I am 32 years old and a self employed all round builder. I have recently bought a property in central Portugal and hoping to set the vineyard up early next year, although planting and gardening will be a big part of the work, I'm hoping to build a courtyard and would be happy to share my knowledge of building for someone that is enthusiastic to learn!!
    I have recently fitted a new boiler, beds so it would be a comfortable and clean environment for anyone willing to work. There's is a 42km lake that we can kayak in next to the house, so if you are keen to work in the day, then wine, cheese and chill in the evenings then I'm sure we could all benefit from each other!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house

  • 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

    People can learn all aspects of building and an understanding of wine, everyone has a vineyard in the area and everybody wants to share their knowledge and WINE and the whole process from planting to harvesting. I still keep in contact with a work away host from Borneo and I really consider him a good friend, it's nice to experience cultures and I like to know about peoples backgrounds an aspirations too

  • Help


    The main project I would like to achieve is to plant the grape trees for the vineyard, I am going out to prepare the land in the winter, there is lots of other plants and gardening tasks aswel. The building work is optional, I'm looking to build a courtyard, stone borders, a BBQ and a pizza oven, I understand that not everyone is capable of building these things but i will be there supervising and helping so all I really would ask for is enthusiasm

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    Workawayers would have their own bedroom and I have just finished the new bathroom with hot running water. From previous experiences I would provide cereal milk and toast for breakfast, also a cooked evening meal. Although I would never let anyone go hungry, I would supply food for lunch but will not preparing the meals everyday. you would be able to use the fridge and cooking facilities. The house is lovely, we have just furnished it and always making improvements 😃

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Tomar is a Templar town and has an amazing castle and various tourist attractions, there is a bus in to town and if people wanted to, we could go to the beach/lake on the days off. Nazere is the closest beach and it was where the highest recorded wave ever surfed happened, the waves are spectacular.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 842859753688