Come and join a retired couple in Serta- Coimbra and Center, Portugal

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a couple of retired folk who decided life could begin at 70 and on our first visit to Portugal six years ago fell in love with the place and its people. When we saw this place we immediately knew it was for us and bought it the next day. We returned to the North of Scotland sold our home of 30 years and did a 2,000-mile road trip through the UK France and Spain to our new home. That was over five years ago and we have no regrets. We have a Quinta with about one Hectare of land and forest which was formerly an equestrian property and have already established organic raised beds and are practicing our own brand of 'lasagne gardening' we plan to extend these areas hoping to be as near to self-sufficient as we practically can. We have established a polytunnel in one of the paddocks and want to generally improve the pathways and develop safer steps for our own safety as we get older. We also have many varieties of fruit that we plan to utilise, e.g. making organic cider vinegar......if the cider-making process goes wrong !!!! We try to preserve as much produce as possible from the tunnel, raised beds and garden areas, sun-drying tomatoes, and making preserves and sauces.
    We have two rescue cats and two rescue dogs who just love long daily walks along the forest tracks.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Pratique d’une langue
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Compagnie pour pers. âgée
    Jardinage
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général
    Aide informatique / avec Internet

  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Travellers will gain experience of eco friendly rural living in a secluded and relaxed atmosphere but with mod cons. We are not an 'Off Grid' situation but are trying to live as close to nature as possible. We both have farming experience and extensive agricultural knowledge (I was a former staff member at the Durham college of Agriculture where we both also studied) we both love our vegetable cultivation and are presently experimenting and coming to terms with the different growing techniques for our present climatic situation We also have experiences of living for many years on the remote outer islands of Orkney off the North Coast of Scotland and would be willing to share our knowledge of this.

  • Aide

    Aide

    Development and maintenance of garden areas, maintenance of grass areas around the property, forest floor clearing, seasonal fruit  and olive harvesting, building repairs and painting, establishing pathways and steps in terraces, animal care, help with computers/Internet,

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Anglais: Courant
    Français: Débutant
    Portugais: Débutant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    We are trying to improve our Portuguese and would be delighted to have conversation practice if possible. We were both teachers and could help with any aspect of the English language in return.

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    Two berth 'Vanroyce' caravan within the property grounds with limited electric, use of main house Summer Kitchen with gas cooker/oven, fridge and washing machine. Shower and toilet facilities are attached to the Summer Kitchen. There is a hard parking area near the main house for a camper van or caravan and soft ground for tents next to our caravan. We have unlimited internet in the house and caravan. We are situated 6km from the historic market town of Serta on the road towards the International water sports centre at Trizio. There are local cafes/bars within a couple of kilometres.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Due to Covid restrictions, we cannot offer our usual help to transport helpers until they join our 'Bio-bubble' however we do fund a contracted taxi service on arrival to the place from the local coach station in Serta. The scenery around Serta and surrounding mountains are varied and dramatic in places. The immediate area from our Quinta is a mixture of modern and very traditional houses where local people go about their daily routines as practiced by many former generations whose values are now sadly declining so quickly in the modern materialistic world in which we live. Helpers will get an insight into a fast-disappearing way of life.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    4G unlimited...usually a very good service.....The Internet is unlimited also in a 2 berth caravan.

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    Any size of van can be accommodated with linkup to limited electricity.

  • Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Yes by prior arrangement

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    15 hours a week for accommodation or 5 hours/day, 5 days/week .

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