Join our international family living 'a vida do campo' near Oleiros, Portugal

  • Portugal
  • 61 “me gusta”
  • Última actividad: 11 abr 2023



 Estancia mínima:  Al menos un mes



  • Descripción


    Our family is made up of Nora, born in Portugal (around 2 years old) and Rui also born in Portugal in 2022. Oliver originally from England in the middle of the 30's and Madelon born in Holland and also rocking the mid 30's age range.

    We love to spend a lot of time in nature, hiking, camping, going on long road trips and taking small adventures exploring Portugal.
    We are interested in gardening and using the garden produce to create delicious meals and also growing food to preserve.
    We have chickens for eggs and a cat for cuddles.
    We spend a lot of time cooking and creating food and drinks.
    We love reading books for all ages and spending an evening watching a film.
    We like to combine a working week with family Saturday activities, such as going for a swim in the river, hiking on a local trail or going to a market.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Práctica de idiomas
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Cuidado de niños y juegos creativos
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    We are looking for someone to join our family in a cultural exchange.
    We wish for you to bring your unique experience of life and share with us openheartedly.
    In return we welcome you into our home and share our culture with you in an open and honest way.

    You can learn about clearing forest to protect from forest fires. You can learn about the different species of native trees in Central Portugal. Also other learning in the forest include, tree pruning and creating composting areas or lasagna beds from trees, cardboard and compost/manure.

    You can learn all about toddlers, babies and family life in a small village in Central Portugal. This could defiantly expand your knowledge about connecting to nature with children and we are very open to co-creating these experiences together, learning as we go. We love to learn about each stage of a child's development and are very open to discussion and sharing our experience of parenting.

    Your gut will benefit from the cultural exchange of all those micro organisms in the fermented foods and drinks. You will learn some techniques to preserve food. You will learn about growing food in central Portugal. You will learn to experiment and create, to research and try new techniques.

    We wish to create space for you to also explore daily practices to connect to yourself, there are many books and techniques to share. Most importantly our culture is one of mindful living and self development, you can learn more about yourself through this cultural exchange. This could include meditation techniques and practices or just sitting down and chatting over a cup of tea, learning is a part of all that we do in our family life.

  • Proyectos con niños

    Proyectos con niños

    En este proyecto podría haber niños. Para obtener más información, consulta nuestras directrices y consejos aquí.

  • Ayuda


    For the next couple of months March, April and most of May 2023 we are starting a project in the forest. The family will be splitting the time between garden preparing, preserving, making delicious food and clearing and preparing land in the forest below our house.

    Ideally we would look for up a maximum of three volunteers to help us out with the kids/house/garden tasks and daily work in the forest. Perhaps someone prefers the cooking and kids side and another prefers the forest? Or we swap around, we are open to exploring how this could work together.

    One thing is for sure, we will be joining together for delicious meals, sharing skills, stories and generally working together on a task bigger than ourselves.

    Some friends and neighbors will join us using chainsaws and brush cutters to clear bushes and small trees. Other tasks include stacking firewood and using the large fork to make piles of undergrowth to put into a chipper. Also we will be moving undergrowth to build mounds to compost in the forest. These will provide new soil for planting trees and shrubs.

    Each day we would be cooking together the daily meals using garden produce, local fruits, veggies from our neighbors and whole foods we buy in bulk . Sharing jobs such as harvesting and preparing garden veggies and cleaning up after all this cooking and veggie preparing.

    We are big into preserving food by fermenting/pickling/creating sauces/brining and many other techniques in the big book of preserving. We regularly make kombucha, yogurt and ginger beer. Essentially any big pile of veggies or fruits we have from our own garden or the neighbors we like to transform into something tasty, always looking to learn and experimenting with new techniques.

    An ideal place to learn Portuguese and the culture of central Portugal is interacting with our Portuguese neighbors in the village. We love to spend time with them at their gardens. This interaction with our neighbors is an activity that happens regularly throughout the week and often involves helping them physically, lifting buckets of veggies or assisting them with a seasonal task. We also spend time drinking a coffee and talking over what they are doing in the garden.

    The tasks depend on the season and project that is on the go at the moment. For example we may be planting/harvesting/preparing beds. We also like to create new spaces in the garden and reshape the existing lanscape to add new areas for growing and planting. This is a great place to learn about growing veggies in central Portugal or experiment with new techniques of growing and share your knowledge. We see the garden as a gift and a place to create.

  • Idiomas hablados

    Inglés: Fluido
    Holandés: Fluido
    Portugués: Principiante

  • Alojamiento


    The accommodation is in a separate part of the house above our own living space, accessible by stairs outside of the house. It includes a bedroom with a double bed, a single bedroom, living room with a space for practice and chilling chairs, the bathroom has a toilet and sink. Shower is available for you to use on the ground floor.
    We wish to provide you with your own space to have privacy in your free time.
    The style is rustic Portuguese, with simple white washed walls, wooden floors and single glass windows.
    A fan is provided for the heat and extra blankets for the cool evenings.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    We are located near the town of Oleiros, in between Sertã and Castelo Branco.
    The village that we live in has no public transport, you can often get a ride with one of our neighbours or use our bike to get around. We regularly go to the City of Coimbra and you are always welcome to join us, it is easy to get to Porto or Lisbon by bus departing from the local town. With your free time you can explore the endless paths in the forest surrounding the village, either on a hike or by bike.
    Near to the house there are small rivers to take a cold dip and a larger river nearby with lots of lovely swimming spots. There are many marked hiking trails in the area and we often go for day hikes which your welcome to join us on. Saturdays there is a market that we often go to in the nearby city of Castelo Branco, it is a great place for connecting with other people living in the area and beyond.

  • 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

    Este anfitrión ha indicado que le encanta acoger a nómadas digitales.

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Este anfitrión puede proporcionar un sitio para autocaravanas.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 995439345419

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