Volunteer in central Portugal. Help with construction projects, harvesting olives, cutting firewood and with making jams and chutneys.



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  • Description


    We, Angelika(66) and Christof(63) are living in an old shist-house at the edge of the village Chã de Alvares in the mountains. The house is completely restored with 5 rooms, 2 guestrooms, kitchen and bathroom with solar warm water.
    There is a small chicken-house, some sheds, a workshop and a garden with greenhouse, fruit and olive trees and a big variety of plants. There is another small house with three more rooms that needs a lot of renovation to be done, inside and out.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    We have good contacts to our portuguese and foreign neighbours and often help each other.
    We also take part in local events and do a part of our olive harvest together. There is a café and minimercado just 400m away from our house.

  • Help


    At the moment there is mainly help required for construction work.
    The tasks in the garden are season-dependent: seeding, planting, weeding, harvesting and picking cherries, raspberries, grapes, kiwis, olives....
    In the house: making juices, jams and chutneys, cleaning, cooking, etc.

    Christof is happy for each hand helping to do repairs in the
    old building, lay floorboards, repairing fences,
    making firewood etc.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have one guest room for 2 people and one single guest room.
    WLAN is accessable in the kitchen and in the single guest room.
    There is common use of our kitchen and the bathroom.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    If you want to come, please mail us in advance or give us a call.
    Work is 4-5 hours daily except for Sundays. Meals, also for the days off, are included.
    We have bicycles, there are beautiful trails through the deserted mountains around as well as hiking and canoeing trails. You can also use our inflatable canoe and make a trip on the huge “barragem do Cabril”, which is 4 km away.
    There is a bus on Monday to Friday at 16:30 from Coimbra directly to Alvares, the bus stop is called Santa Margarida.
    There are also buses from Lisbon or Porto to Pedrogão Grande (20 km from here), where we can pick you up if you arrive late or on a weekend.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    4 - 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 895295182336