Experience the culture and traditions in a small Portuguese village near the Serra de Estrela mountains, Central Portugal

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Portugal

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    27/01/2022

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello I'm Rachel, I looking for people to come and help and share my space in this beautiful part of central Portugal. I have a garden, not lots of land but do have several olive and fruit trees and grow as many vegetables as I can make space for. My house needs some attention to upkeep and make small improvements. I love to have visitors. So do my dog Bety and cat, Bubu who are both friendly and chilled.

    My daughter and her partner also live quite near along with their young son. They visit often and I help them too on their quinta once a week. I moved here about 3 years ago and I love living here. It is a fabulous location facing the mountains of Serra da Estrela national park. . Apart from the main house there is a cabin that can sleep a single person or a couple. I am on the edge of a village and 5 minutes drive from the nearest town Seia. We would want to make my visitors feel at home as much as possible and I enjoy going to different events when they are running.

    I consider myself to be environmentally friendly and aim to live in harmony with nature where possible. This includes growing as much as I can so that I can eat fresh, pesticide free and very local produce.

    I enjoy cooking tasty meals for visitors and it's great if visitors share this too as it's always good to learn to cook new things. I would provide meals or the ingredients for 3 meals a day (if preferred). I tend to buy and eat wholefoods and where possible, organic along with my own produce.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Visitors would be living in a Portuguese village so they would be experiencing the culture of this part of Portugal. It is a good opportunity to learn some Portuguese too. You could learn with me about gardening and fruit and vegetable preserving. Also how to cook tasty, healthy, nutritious and wholesome meals, cakes and snacks.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    I would like help with gardening and house improvements. My garden has a variety of shrubs and flower beds plus fruit and nut trees, including olives and vegetables. When the fruit and vegetables are ready then I might need help with preserving. Some animal care might be needed.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    I can offer workawayers a cabin that is separate from the main house. It can sleep a single person or a couple. It is a small open plan living space with its own bathroom area, including a shower. In front of the cabin there is a small patio facing the mountains. The garden can be enjoyed by workawayers. There is room for flexibility with food which might be eating together, sharing the cooking or if you prefer it you can cater for yourself with the food that is provided. (Alcohol is not generally provided so please expect to purchase your own if desired).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The main attraction here is the national park. There are lots of river beaches around too. Some historical sights like Roman ruins. Mountain towns and villages. Seia is very close. I would happily negotiate transportation to places.

  • 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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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