Straw bale house in Castelo Branco, Central Portugal

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Portugal

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    07/05/2022

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 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a couple of travellers, who decided to settle down in Portugal, we live in a straw bale house in Portugal. We bought a land, that had been neglected for many years, we are trying to restore it, clear it, finish off our house and take care of our animals (horses, dogs, cats, piglets and sheep) while enjoying life.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Share our lifestyle, living in a straw bale house, surrounded by nature, see all the good features that come with it, natural horsemanship.

  • Help

    Help

    Right now we have some mundane jobs such as cutting trees, spreading old hay around, poo picking the fields, some gardening jobs, helping feeding the horses daily but jobs are not mentally demanding, you can rest ýour mind here from the busy world, heal your soul, breath lots of fresh air, eat tasty food..

    In general we need help with many things around the farm. Work here is physically demanding, you should be aware of that. New gardening ideas always welcome. DIY skills are a bonus. We need help exercising our horses too, so plenty of horse riding for a keen person.

  • Languages spoken

    Czech: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Intermediate
    German: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    A separate house to sleep in (can be a bit cold), food preparation is shared and food consumed together in our house, separate composting toilet outside. Outdoor bathroom. Please let us know about any non-standard food preferences prior to arrival.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    DUE TO THE CURRENT SITUATION WE ONLY ACCEPT PEOPLE WHO ARE ALREADY IN PORTUGAL.

    We are not far away from a little town, where everything can be obtained, also close to mountains Serra de Estrela and Spain, many walks around available, a big lake for swimming also, plus many small Portuguese villages you can go for coffee and connect with the locals
    Area around here is full with alternative communities and many interesting events happening at all times, festas, bio markets, concerts, etc.

    NOTES for potential volunteers: If you confirm your stay with us and decide not come, kindly let us know immediately, dont waste our time and dont take away opportunity for other people, who might be interested in your spot. Also, we are happy to tell you timetable for local buses, but please we are not able to search your journey, how to get here from London, Tokio, Madrid or any other places on the Earth. Thank you for understanding.

    !!!!!!!Also, please start your message to us with greetings to our beloved piglet Malvína. (this is to know you have read to the end, thank you, our time is valuable to us and we value yours).!!!!

  • 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

    You need to arrange for your own internet connection which is easy. We already had a French digital nomad living with us for a year.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    plenty of space to park your van

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    we can accept horses, no dogs or cats

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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

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