(We are taking a break from projects until spring 2021) We have finished renovating our house and now turn our attention to the land and gardens to develop, potentially as a place, that may one day host groups of people and carers of those in need of respite. we plan to build a couple of cabins in our orchard, and to provide outings and activities to the surrounding places of interest. We are located 5 minutes to the walled castle of Obidos, 10 mins from Caldas Da Rainha, 25 mins from the beaches of Baleal and Peniche.
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Portugal is beautiful and rich in history and natural landscapes including the atlantic beaches some of them famous for surfing. Lisbon is just 1 hour by bus, and 5 minutes is the Historic walled castle of Obidos where many festivals take place during the year. As a family we have lived in India and travelled to many places and have learned much from the diversity that we have experienced. Learning the Portuguse language is a priority for us and so we would be sharing our knowledge so far with you.
There is always a list of tasks to get done each day, and seemingly not enough hours or help to get everything done like - gardening, including weeding and watering the organic veg plot; building/developing further areas for growing more food; laying pathways and planting shrubs to create walkways to garden areas and sitting shelters, ongoing work on the wildlife pond; creation of communal areas E.g. a fire pit hang out space , a yoga/movement platform, a sheltered dining area/ a chicken house. Experience of how to create simple structures from wood, pallets, digging and using a wheelbarrow , cement mixing, painting, mosaic work.
Currently we have a bell tent with an inner tent for a separate bed department , a single bed is there right now but that will fit a double or 2 singles also. A gazebo with a sitting area attatched, 6 meters from there is a regular bathroom with bathtub/shower toilet facilities. we have an outdoor kitchen and eating area with tea coffee fridge bbq etc, this is where we will have our meals unless because of bad weather the house kitchen area will be used.
We have a friendly labrador and two house cats. We will provide 3 meals per day for example: toast and cereal breakfast, sandwiches salad soup kind of lunches and dinner of international dishes... curry, pasta , mexican etc... we can cater for vegetarian and vegan but we are not vegetarian ourselves.
Obidos lagoon for kayaking , paddleboarding, Baleal and Peniche for surfing. numerous historical sites such as Obidos, Caldas, Alcobaca. Lisbon 1 hour by bus. Buddha Eden Garden. Fruit picking.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week