Help two families reaching for sustainability and restore a beautiful quinta in Penacova, Portugal



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  • Descripción


    Hello workawayers- We are two families, completing the restoration of a 1912 Portuguese mansion whilst developing a sustainable lifestyle through organic farming methods and more...

    We moved here in October 2020 and since then have been learning about the land, olive trees and how to farm in a hot climate. We have a kitchen garden producing organic food with organic methods. We are learning about permaculture, biodiversity through clearing invasive species, encouraging native trees, no-till farming, tropical plants etc

    We are now finishing off the decorating and interior wood-work and maintaining the Quinta but we need experienced help.

    So we are looking for a few people who have experience already, can get on with others and has a good work-ethic
    Individuals & couples welcome.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Proyectos artísticos
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Ayuda en una granja
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general

  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Enjoy holidaying in a gorgeous historic Portugese Olive Quinta, surrounded by 3 Hectors of native plants & trees, private gardens with a fantastic pool for freshening up and relaxation.

    Make use of the excellent BBQ, al fresco dining and sheltered seating loungers.

    The Quinta is on a hill outside the village - giving panoramic views of the distant misty mountains, hill-top villages and tree covered hills.

    If yoga & meditation is your thing we have an equipped sunny yoga specific studio with views of the pool and beyond - perfect in winter months to keep you calm

    If you like to hike or bike, there are numerous tracks which lead from the property to the River beach and other directions.

    The owners are two families with young children who work both office and outdoor tasks. The children attend a local school, are very friendly and used to new people.

    Evenings and weekends we enjoy quality social time over poolside BBQ meals, walks around the countryside to the River and Portuguese wine. We have a range of nationalities living here permanent & semi-permanently, including Welsh, Irish, American, Bulgarian, English and sometimes Portugese aswell, so you'll never get bored!

  • Ayuda


    We need experienced DIYers', carpenters and decorators firstly. But if you also have considerable skills in gardening, land management, tree pruning fire wood processing - these are all regular tasks which need more hands.
    If you would like to learn a new skill that we can offer please do ask!

    If you are experienced in house-keeping and/or cooking - that could be another role!

    We need people with a great attitude to practical help, with motivation to learn new skills, give results and get on socially with others.

  • Idiomas hablados

    Bulgarian: Fluido
    Inglés: Fluido
    Español: Principiante
    Portugués: Principiante

  • Alojamiento


    Private Double or single bedrooms within beautifully restored Quinta-manor OR a separate dwelling which is set up with bathroom and kitchenette. You will have a private or shared bathroom.
    3 hectors of land including designed tropical garden, many olive groves and wilder scrub land for biodiversity and management.

    The house is centrally heated and has a number of wood burners for cooler months. Bedding can be provided.

    We provide all the food for meals. one meal a day will be organised and communal - either owners or helpers will cook this - depending on cooking standard.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    Swim in the River beach which is just a 10 minute walk from the Property *** This is a favorite of ours too. There are different walks leading through mimosa/eucalyptus and native trees around the village and to the river.
    *** The village has a popular little pub if you fancy meeting locals - they gather there daily from 1:30 PM for affordable drinks and snacks ***
    ** If you have your own bike- the epic mountainous scenery makes for a fun and beautiful ride/drive! The river Mondego is short drive, where you can find more established river beaches with restaurants etc ***
    ** Relax in a hammock under a cork oak tree **
    ** cool off in the cellar living room in hotter months with a WIFI connection!**
    ** yoga it up in the shade of cork oaks or the tall mimosa trees **
    ** A bus visits the village 7am and travels to Coimbra City, and returns about 5pm***

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Puede acoger a nómadas digitales


  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    yes, we have a larger car park at the back with access to a WC and sink in the Art studio.

  • Podría aceptar mascotas

    Podría aceptar mascotas

    we are willing to accept work-awayers with a pet IF you have your own campervan - we have young children, an outdoor dog and chickens, ducks, so your pet would need to be extremely friendly and gentle and you would need to clean up after it immediately. Also no pets in the house.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

    5 hours a day 5 days a week

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 316716629174