Family looking for a farm sitter and/or shepherd in central Portugal

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Portugal

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  2021 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    We have an ecological open space in central Portugal run by a family with four kids. We like to welcome energetic people of all ages and experience levels to live and work with our family to establish a healthy and sustainable place for our four children to grow up in.
    We are gardening and caring for a little herd of goats and we are also in real need of help with daily jobs that come with a flock of children. There are also natural building projects going on where we can teach stone and clay building techniques and would be happy for some more carpentry expertise or simply two more strong and willing hands.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • 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

    There is much to be picked up here in the areas of natural building, crafting, cooking, gardening, dairy and goat management.
    Being a multi cultural family we find ourselves combining various traditions with a smile and a sweet vibe.

  • Help

    Help

    * Note: In addition to our regular volunteer program, these days we would also welcome to our family someone (M/F) who is interested in a long term stay.
    To help out with household and take part in our daily routine, in exchange we'll provide a living space, full board (including meals, laundry, days off with car etc.).
    For more details please contact us and mention in the subject *Long Term Program* .

    There are various tasks around from householding to gardening and goat herding to fencing and building depending on your skill and interests there is always something to be done. The most important for us is that you are ready and able to manage your self and your work without supervision and seek rather communication than orders. There are also four kids around aged 12, 11, 8 and 2 who are happy to be inspired by cool projects and activities.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    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

    Accommodation is in tent or a caravan with shared compost toilets and shower.
    In general we will eat together as a family, our kitchen and garden are always full. But we also have fully equipped communal kitchen facilities that you can use if you prefer to provide for yourself or simply need your coffee in peace before starting the day.

    All meals are provided for or can be cooked from provided food.

  • 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

    We have decent connectivity but a cap on data usage.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We have both dogs of our own as well as farm animals. So the stay with pets depends on the compatibility of the pet and attentiveness of the human :)

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5h per day. Weekends are free



Host ref number: 931216614235