Help on an ancient farm in Sobreira, the north of Portugal

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  • Last activity: 29 Jan 2024

Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    the place where we live is an old farm, around 1km away from the centre of the village and 30 km / 30 min to Porto. The place has very beautiful corners, full of history and ethnographic value. But they have to be maintained and cleaned.

    There are areas with woods above all of oak and pine trees, areas with small fields, a small river with a waterfall, a centenary mill, a few vineyards. In the farm there are some buildings, such as the main house (where I live), a granary and ancient stables. One part from the granary has been transformed into an apartment.

    We need some help to clean forest and fields and for gardening. There is a collaborator who takes care of the bigger and heavier works, and we need some help for gardening, cooking, cleaning the house, and maintenance of other places outside...

    On my opinion the place is more adequate for couples, as our team is very small and the place sorrounded by nature.
    Workawaywers who prefer working in a team and might find the place too lonesome and quiet.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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

    Learn about life in the North of Portugal, history, language, beliefs and cultural values. Have some rest in a beautiful place surrounded by woods, vineyards, small fields, a small river with a waterfall, a pool for hot days, and some peace out of town (which is also possible to reach by train or car, 30 Km / 30 minutes away).

  • Help

    Help

    We need some help to clean house, forest and fields.There is a collaborator who takes care of the bigger and heavier works, but we have no time for gardening, cooking, cleaning the house, and maintenance of other places outside...

    On my opinion the place is more adequate for couples, as our team is very small and the place sorrounded by nature.
    Workawaywers who prefer working in a team and might find the place too lonesome and quiet.

    we live in an old farm of around 15 acres 30 min distant from Oporto. The place no longer functions as a real farm, but the area is quite large, and there is too much to do for me and a worker with the tractor: There are woods and some fields to clean, buildings to repair. We really need some help during a few weeks.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent
    Italian: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    A room with private bath in a shared house.

    As I work in Porto and am not always present, food is in principle not included. Although the workawayers will have to supply in the supermarket and cook for themselves. There is a supermarket 600 meters far form the house, with lots of good vegetables and other things. The meals - planed in advance - will be on the account of the house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In the village nearby (5km) there is the train to Porto. There are also buses 4 times a day, and lots of people driving to town. The beautiful Douro river is around 20 km /18 min by car, as well as some other interesting places such as Amarante, Vila Real, and Aveiro. In the summer you can rest, read, enjoy the river, or amuse yourself in Porto.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    6m

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours per day, 5 days per week (with food)

Host ref number: 993182861338

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