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** Hi Guys - We will be busy in the vineyard during the months of January & February. We would like to take in a couple of volunteers to help out on the homestead during this time. The work would be helping out with bush clearing with strimmers, pruning, planting vegetables, that sort of stuff. A reasonable level of physical fitness is needed. Accomodation in one of our two caravans. Check out our feedback for more details. We are both fully vaccinated and we are pretty remote here on the farm so no real pandemic worries on this side. **
We are a couple - Alan (Irish) & Lara (South African) who moved to Portugal in 2011 to enjoy the "good life". On our smallholding we keep dogs, a cat, chickens, geese, sheep and two horses. Our smallholding (Quinta) has a small (non-commercial) vineyard, olive trees and rocky hillside. We have a beautiful view of the Serra d'Estrela national park where it is possible to ski when snow permits. We are currently planting trees and a vegetable garden in order to enjoy our own organic vegetables.
Our mare has a two year old foal so experience training horses would be a big plus.
Cuidado de animales
Ayuda en una granja
Cocinar para toda la familia
We live on a small farm about 2 kms from the nearest village. Our three dogs are very friendly and we have a very aristocratic Siamese cat. The main town in the area - Seia - is 14 kms away. Our immediate neighbours are Portuguese speaking but there are some English speaking ex-pats in the area. We have two mountain bikes available for workawayers. There are nice walks and views in the area.
Occasionally we do archery practice and a little bit of horse riding for beginners when Sally the mare is fit.
The help will be varied, mainly bush clearing, repairing fencing, helping with animals, weeding and planting in the garden etc. so physical fitness is needed. No shortage of things to do but also plenty of relaxation and some good Portuguese wine to drink.
The sleeping accomodation provided will be in one of our two caravans. Meals and socialising will be in our small cottage.
Our Internet connection works fine for email, skype (voice) and browsing but we have limited bandwidth so we can't allow downloading movies or watching YouTube.
We are non-smokers but we do not object to smoking out-of-doors during the winter months. However bush fires are a serious risk here so we cannot accept smokers during the months of May to October.
Lara has a serious sea-food allergy so we do not serve fish, apart from this we cannot cater for special diets (vegan, vegetarian, glucose intolerant, lactose intolerant, Kosher, Halal, allergies etc.) as we frequently have multiple volunteers and it can get very complicated.
Our dogs are very friendly with visitors but they are guard dogs for our small flock of sheep and they will not allow other dogs on the land.
We do require volunteers to have health or travel insurance and we have a minimum stay of two weeks.
Acceso a Internet
Acceso a Internet limitado
Puede alojar familias
4G connection in main house
Campervans welcome. Plenty of space for parking. Electricity and water supplied.
Más de dos
25 hours, 5 days per week
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