Help us on our organic family farm, we have amazing veggies, aromatics and flowers in Coimbra and Center, Portugal




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  • Description


    We are a small scale organic family farm.
    Here you can learn how we run a farm and help us taking care of our veggies, aromatics, berries, animals and even flowers!
    We prefer long stays 3 weeks or more and people that are interested in organic farming and are not afraid to get their hands dirty!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Elderly Companion
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We hope you can learn from us a little of everything...
    Composting, gardening, raising animals, helping the soil, sharing the love for nature and what she gives us with our hard work and we hope we can learn from you and your culture.
    We also love to share our culture (everybody in the farm is Portuguese), our rich history and cuisine!

  • Help


    Because of the virus we are not accepting anyone.
    For your safety and ours.
    And our government just closed the borders.
    Please, everyone, be safe.

    Ignore the rest...

    Hello there!
    We are a family farm run by 3 women and everything we produce is certified organic.
    We look for help all year around.
    We prefer friendly open minded volunteers (who don't mind us raising our own animals to eat).

    We also need your help with the following:
    - general care of farm animals, hens, ducks, sheeps (pets), goats (pets) and geese (also pets).
    - farm maintenance (embellishing the farm)(weeding and cleaning and making the farm look nice).
    - Gardening in geral (planting, taking care and harvesting for the farmers-market).
    - Cooking for the house,
    - Helping building some eco projects,
    - Planting flowers and also harvesting,
    - Maintenance of our raised beds.

    We don't mind having people that have a low knowledge on farming, we want volunteers that want to help and learn on the way.

    ------------------------------FOR ELDER CARE...................................
    Its for my grandma:
    (Apply only if can speak basic Portuguese)
    She needs constant care, cant be alone, my mom is always with her and sometimes she simply cant help me around the farm or harvesting because she as to be with grandma.
    So if you feel like taking a challenge...
    -> Keeping my grandma always entertained;
    ->Helping cleaning the mess she does (by mess I mean something she puts food for the cats on the ground or brings chairs/ceramic stuff from God knows where...);
    -> Helping given her food and keeping the house in a good manner (she will try to "clean it" by making it worse)


    About the project:
    My name is Patricia and this is my life project...
    After my grandfather got sick and died the farm was completely neglected, full of dead trees, grass, canes (a type that destroys the soil) an horror...
    And me and my mother decided to take care of it, make of the bare land a great fertile and productive place for us and for the community. We already started this project farm 3 years ago, its getting bigger and better.
    Our main project is organic veggie production, we do a little of everything, from onions and sweet potatoes to even kale, broccoli and leek. We produce more than 35 different veggies in our farm!
    And our second project is organic eggs, from free range chicken and ducks!
    We also produce meat but its just for the family and for the volunteers.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Portuguese and English

  • Accommodation


    We have a small house in the middle of our farm for the volunteers.
    It as 2 bedrooms (with three beds each), 2 bathrooms (with hot water), a kitchen full of goodies to eat and a nice living room with books, magazines, some tabletop games and also internet access.
    The volunteer must make his/her breakfast and diner.
    We normally cook lunch (at 13h ) and make a morning lunch (at 10:30), in working days from Tuesday to Friday. The days of rest, Saturday to Monday the volunteer must make his/her food with the goodies we provide.

    We also use the house for our morning lunch (at 10:30 am) and some times the bathrooms.
    We cook a lot of traditional Portuguese dishes, so we use a lot of meat and fish.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You may just want to be in our farm to be near nature an relax or you can go and visit everything near us...
    We live near (3 kilometers) a nice historic villa with a castle, Óbidos.
    And we are also near (2 kilometers) a nice small town, with a big park, a farmersmarket, a lot of museums and nice restaurants, Caldas da Rainha.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    4 days of work, 25hours a week

Harvesting day!
Our table at the "lanche da manhã" or like the volunteers call it " Second breakfast" at 10,3h in the morning
This is one of our summer squash! Called Patisson
One of our veggies
Me! Im the one that started this project, with my first multi-colored tomatoes.
Our chikens in a new pasture!
Part of our productive part of the farm
My mom and my grandma!
Our pet goats!
The oldest part of our farm, it as a small garden and wooden raised beds.
Me, Patrícia, with our grape tomatoes.
We doing our Friday harvest!
Our lair hens and their protective roster
My cousin and a volunteer picking flowers.

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