Family project and help renovating farm in to a homestead in Oliveira do Hospital, Central Portugal

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Portugal

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 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a little family of three with two
    dogs..... Jenny 44, Jon 45 and Sienna 2. We have lived in this area of Portugal for nearly seven years and after completing our first project and selling it we have just moved on to our second. We fell in love with the area after immersing ourselves in to the culture and decided to stay and make it our home.

    We are a relaxed family but love to challenge ourselves and can’t wait to get cracking on to our next project. We would love to have some help in doing so and meet some friendly, like minded people who will support us along the way and share experiences.

    Our farm is in Povoa da Sao Cosme, a tiny village on the outskirts of a larger village Ervedal da Beira. We are walking distance to the local taberna and small shop in Povoa. Ervedal being 2km away is walking or gentle bike ride distance with lively cafes, shop, chemist, doctors, cash point and bakers.

    Our farm has amazing views over the valley with stunning sunsets. Flat fertile land ready to be transformed and easy access for cars and camper vans. Camper vans also very welcome. Walking distance down to the Mondego river for fishing and swimming, a hike back up.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The area here is a cultural experience in itself. It’s very agricultural and authentically old style Portuguese. The local people are incredibly friendly and appreciate you attempting to speak the language. The area is beautiful, surrounded by three mountain ranges and stunning rivers.
    On our farm you will learn lots of skills supporting Jon building it up from scratch, he’s a jack of all trades but predominantly his passion is wood.
    We will happily tell you about our experiences here on our journey, we are a social family and no doubt you will meet Portuguese and foreign like minded people.

  • Help

    Help

    We need help with building the house, to create the veg patch and chicken coup, fencing, cutting down trees, strimming, etc. Cooking and cleaning up.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have two brand new safari tents with framed beds and bedding (we also currently live in one) and a shared compost toilet and solar shower (wood heated in colder months). A separate kitchen and a washing up area (a mini campsite). And a shared eating area. We will provide food, be it available for you to help yourselves or we share cooking and cleaning. We will eat together when possible. We prefer to make big batches for us to share lunch and dinner, but due to commitments this may not always be possible. We are meat eaters however enjoy vegetarian food as well.
    We can accept camper vans from July. Tents will be ready from September 2020. We can collect and return from the local train station in Nelas or bus in Oliveira do Hospital.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We love to visit the local village and chat to the locals, and go for walks. And in our free time immerse ourselves in to our daughter, playing, walking and exploring. There are walking signs about for paths to be followed. We look forward to our evening meal at night, after a busy day, to chat about what we’ve been up to and what the plan is for the next day. We have two bikes that can be used to explore the area, local villages or rivers.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 994943531715