Hello! beautiful people!
Not looking for workawayers this year.
I am a yoga teacher and a painter. Originally I am from the Netherlands, but five years ago I decided to adopt a lifestyle closer to nature. This is how I came to live in a small village on the portuguese countryside.
I have a house here plus a small piece of land (1200m2) and I intend to move towards a more self sufficient paradise when it comes to food. I have a nice orchard and grow my own vegetables. In future I want to go off grid, but as for now I am happy to be hooked up to the main grid.
The property is at the edge of the village and the woods -which are great for hiking- are a 5 min walk away. The river Mondego is close by and can be reached in a 30 minute walk down into the Mondego valley. Back up might take a bit longer though, especially in the soaring heat of summer.
The village itself has a cafe annex shop and has a friendly and welcoming population. It is a beautiful walk to a next village, where there is also a small art gallery with different exhibitions during summer. Yet another neighbouring village has a lovely typically local portuguese restaurant with very decent prices and a bit further there are also 2 pastelerias with free WIFI. .
So far I have realised the basic things that make it possible for me to live here, a functional bathroom and kitchen.
This year I want to concentrate on renovating both the yoga studio and painting studio.
There is no public transportation that connects the village to the rest of the world, but I have 2 bicycles that can be used freely and in the weekend I can take you by car to Nelas where you can catch a train to go to f.i. Coimbra or the seaside.
I am out of the rat race and into arts, spirituality and easy living.
I practice yoga and meditation.
I do not smoke and do not drink alcohol.
DIY and building projects
Looking only for housesitter at the moment
I have a caravan for volunteers with a good matrass and down duvets.
Shared bathroom, kitchen and dining area.
Circumstances are relatively primitive but are getting better every day.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
4 hours, 5 days a week