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The camino de Santiago and the caminho da Fatima are passing near by. It is a romantic mill beside a little river with waterfalls, terraces, fruit gardens and forest. A lot of shadowy spots and fresh water. An Oasis to cool down in the summer heat. Located just at the border between Portugal Norte and Portugal Centro. To Porto it's 40 minutes with car, to Aveiro about 30 minutes. The next beach is 17 km away. A lot of nice spots not too far away, like Arouca, Cascata da Cabreia or Bioria.
The property consists of several buildings and two ha's of land. So there is always something to do. Help needed is maintenance inside as outside, cleaning, changing bedding, construction, gardening, forestry,...
Due rising COVID-Cases in Portugal: I expect potential volunteers to take special precaution, within 5 days before arrival (no partys, events, reducing contacts...). I recommend as well the download and use of the App Stayaway.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
Learning languages, build your skills with maintenance, gardening, pruning (depending on the season), construction, forestry,...
Painting, building, gardening, cleaning, renovating furniture, forestry, decorating,
cooking, maintaining, website building, social media...
Flexible volunteer arrangement, to be decided case by case (depending not only on the preferences of the volunteers, but a lot of factors, requirements, skills, occupancy, ...):
25 hours a week. Meal and accommodation for free.
15 hours a week, free accommodation, but self-supply.
A flexible "day to day" mix of both options.
Available several beds (bunk beds and double bed) in three rooms. One to two volunteers. In summer not more than 1 volunteer.
Please, don't send me requests, when you haven't, in fact, yet decided what you want. I am tired of workawayers who reserve a place, make me refuse other inquiries of interested people, and then they don't show up, often even without letting me know. It's unfair to me, but also to the other volunteers, who missed the chance. I am committed to keep your reservation and I expect the same from you.
People who abuse workaway for their comfortable and cheap living, or as a travel agency for free holiday trips, motto: no work, but fun, shouldn't apply because they do not last long here.
Please keep in mind:
You are here a volunteer, but you are also my guest!, whom I am providing my home. A harmonic coexistence thus requires a certain level of mutual respect, confidence, open-mindedness, sincerity, ability to integrate, as well as to deal constructively and openly with conflicts, if necessary.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
WiFi outside and inside
Above the mill is a lot of space for a campervan.
Depends on the pet. I have cats.
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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