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We are Sophie and Rui and we live on a 3.5 hectare smallholding with 2 horses, 3 dogs, 4 cats, and chickens.
There is a cosy caravan (with your own kitchen facilities) or a 5m yurt (no kitchen) to host volunteers, and a shared kitchen and bathroom.
Some of the projects we have planned include improving the area around the caravan (clearing the land, building a compost toilet and shower), a regenerative grazing system and Paddock Paradise style track, planting horse-friendly hedgerows, continuing the renovations on the house, and improving the infrastructures. If you're particularly interested in any of these then please let us know.
Help with gardening (weeding), felling dead trees and cutting/chopping firewood, tree planting, general tidying, strimming, fencing, housework/cleaning, and cooking are always appreciated!
Rui is away for 2 weeks of every month and when I'm alone here I love my peace and space! So I prefer volunteers who are independent (it might be good if you come with a friend or partner). The caravan has cooking facilities so you can cook your own meals, and we can also share some.
If you are a gentle and experienced rider, there may be some opportunities to come out on trails or even camping trips.
We would also consider a longer-term volunteer, especially someone who could take care of the smallholding and the animals to enable us to go away.
Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
Cuidado de animales
Ayuda en una granja
Cocinar para toda la familia
Great opportunity if you'd like to learn more about general horse care, regenerative grazing systems, ecological building, developing permaculture gardens and a small food forest from scratch.
Simply lending a hand with whatever's on the go at the time. As a guideline we ask for 5 hours per day help.
Building / renovation work / land clearing & maintenance / fencing / gardening / helping with the animals.
I'd particularly love to hear from you if you're an experienced (gentle and horse-centred) dressage rider who can give me some lessons, a builder, plumber, electrician, carpenter, tree surgeon or gardener.
Would love to have help from a carpenter who could build a greenhouse from a stack of old windows we have.
Cooks are always welcome, and if you're not up to the heavier work then feeding us (and other volunteers) is a much appreciated task.
We also sell horse manure, so help with loading the pick up and delivering would be useful (and a great opportunity for you to meet other people and projects in the area).
Este anfitrión ofrece intercambio de idiomas
Rui is Portuguese and I am English, and we both speak each other´s language to an intermediate level. We would love to practice and improve our language skills, and help you with yours.
Accommodation is in a comfortable caravan with (small) double bed, woodstove, hob and oven. Or in a 5m yurt with double bed and woodstove.
Flat space and electric hookup for your own van, or bring your own tent - there are plenty of private spots to pitch it.
There is a shared bathroom and kitchen.
Food is provided and we'll eat some meals together but there is also the option to have more privacy/time out with cooking facilities in the caravan. Most diets can be accommodated, just let use know in advance.
There's plenty to do and see in the wider area - paragliding and skiing, fantastic restaurants with cheap local dishes, stunning mountains to discover on empty roads and tracks, rivers and lakes, prehistoric sites, etc.
If you're a confident, gentle, horse rider then there may be opportunities for exploring the local area on horseback.
There's a great little international community here and there are occassional social events and workshops. However if you're looking for nightlife you're probably going to be disappointed!
You'll need your own transport to get around, or rely on a lift when we go out.
The nearest town is 5km away has train and bus stations.
Acceso a Internet
Acceso a Internet limitado
Puede alojar familias
Este anfitrión puede proporcionar un sitio para autocaravanas.
Can accept very well behaved dogs. We also have space for horses.
Más de dos
4 hours per day, 5 days per week as a guideline
Son opciones de calificación adicionales para cuando los miembros dejan sus comentarios. Se muestra la calificación media dejada en cada opción.
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