Help me with the daily tasks in a romantic mill between Porto and Aveiro, Portugal

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    29/11/2020

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  • Description

    Description

    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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learning languages, build your skills with maintenance, gardening, pruning (depending on the season), construction, forestry,...

  • Help

    Help

    Painting, building, gardening, cleaning, renovating furniture, forestry, decorating,
    cooking, maintaining, website building, social media...

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    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.
    Or:
    15 hours a week, free accommodation, but self-supply.
    Or:
    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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Very important:

    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 a guest!, whom I am providing my home. A harmonic coexistence thus requires a certain level of mutual respect, confidence, open-mindedness, ability to integrate and to cope constructively with conflicts, if necessary.

    P.S. Possible need for housesitting over the winter, depending as well on the pandemic situation. The exact time and duration has yet to be determined.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    WiFi outside and inside

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Above the mill is a lot of space for a campervan.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Depends on the pet. I have cats.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Me and a pilgrim, who passed through
Me (left) and workawaying Daniel on the Camino de Santiago nearby
waterfall and river to cool down
workawaying
barbecue

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