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Help us with land maintenance, animals, garden and more in Coimbra and Center, Portugal

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  • Description


    We are David & Eli, a Belgium couple and since 2014 we live and work on our 12 hectare beautiful land with view on the Serra da Estrellla mountains.
    We have cats, dogs, chicken and goats and we have a big organic fruit and vegetable garden. We try to live a sustainable life and provide our essentials as much as possible from our own land, fruits, vegetables, eggs, milk, meat, wood, timber, water, ...

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Aide dans une ferme
    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

    Our land is privately located and a dirt track of 1km separates us from the outside world. You can experience being in full nature enjoying the peace and silence. We have no direct neigbours but we are located between 4 small typical portugees villages on walking distance, each with a tiny grocery store and a local bar where the locals meet for coffe and social company. They are always very pleased and exited to see strangers coming by!
    We are located about a one hour drive to the top of the Serra da Estrella mountains and the way to it leads you through beautiful and exiting places.
    You will experience daily life in rural, central Portugal, and learn what it takes to maintain and run a farm on a 12 hectare land.

  • Aide


    We are generally looking for volunteers to help us with the maintenance of the land, the animals, the garden, the household, building and all round projects.

    The land is partly open, terraced and partly forest. The main part of our forest has burnt in a forest fire in 2017. The main part of the burnt forest has been cut, but there's still quite some wood to be processed. We are giving the native trees and vegetation a chance to regenerate. We often need some strong and energetic people with a good physical condition to help us out on the land, cutting wood, processing and stacking firewood, clearing heavy vegetation, making fires, cutting grass, etc...

    The animals, the garden, the kitchen and household also ask a lot of our daily effort. In this area we are looking for help in feeding the animals, milking the goats, cleaning stables, planting, watering, weeding, and harvesting, cooking and washing up and some general household tasks. Experiences are not required but doing the tasks with a smile and a good attitude are a must!

    Are you a DIY enthusiast, and do you have some experience with woodwork/ carpentry we will certainly have some nice creative tasks for you! A lot of our burnt trees have been cut into nice timber to do some building and constructing...
    Or are you confident with plumbing or have you any experience as an electrician?... that could be very useful as well...

    The help needed is usually very divers and often depends on the season, different things to do in different times of the year... and of course we try to take in account the interests and qualities of our volunteers.


    Spring season 2023:

    -The goats will be kidding starting from half April. A lot of cuteness on the way but a lot of work too! We will need extra hands to take care of the animals. Taking the goats out for walks and grazing twice a day, feeding the animals and cleaning the stables, etc.
    -We would like to get some parts of the land cleared before the summer (fire) season. Some strong and energetic hands who are preferably not afraid of working with machinery is what we need. We will be cutting down brambles and brooms, making big (controlled) fires, cutting down and cleaning up some dead trees to get the land safe before the Portuguese hot summer arrives.
    -There will also be work in the vegetable garden planting, weeding, watering,...
    -The yearly maintenance of the land includes lots and lots of grass to be stimmed so working with the brush-cutter and raking will certainly be some of the tasks that need to be done.
    -No specific building jobs for the moment, mainly land and farm work for now!

    If this sounds like where you would like to be part of then send us a message with a clear description of why and what you are attracted to and what period you are available for. We prefer people who are able to stay for a longer time but the minimum is two weeks so no need to ask for less... We don't always have time to react immediately to all the messages but we will try to build up a nice team to help us though the coming months.

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant
    Français: Courant
    Hollandais: Courant
    Portugais: Intermédiaire

  • Hébergement


    We have caravans for our volunteers to sleep and a sheltered community kitchen where our volunteers can cook and eat together.
    Sheets and blankets are provided and we have a comfortable hot shower and toilet.
    Daily tasks like cooking, washing up and keeping our community area clean and tidy are shared responsibilities and we expect everyone to cooperate in these things.
    We try to find a good balance between cooking and eating together but expect our volunteers to be able to take care for themselves from time to time (but then of course we provide the essential ingredients).

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    We offer our volunteers food and accommodation in exchange for help on our farm. We are not very strict in counting the hours per day you help out but appreciate our volunteers to be flexible too. Some helping days will be longer and harder than others so now and then we will build in extra days of rest depending on everyone's needs and how hard the work has been!
    In general we rest days will be during the weekends but sometimes depending on the weather we will decide differently. Also the routines of the animals need caring during the weekends as well, so we will sometimes ask some flexibility in that.
    We are open minded and try to divide the tasks depending on our helpers experiences and capacities. So it's important to us to get a little information about who you are, why you would like to join us and what you expect of your experience on our farm!
    We are looking forward to meet motivated people who are open for adventure!

  • 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

    The mobile reception is very good on the land so people who bring their own hotspot can work online... Our wi-fi only works around our house and doesn't reach our accommodations.

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    People traveling with their own home on wheels are always more than welcome! The access to our land is by a long sand track but even medium to large vehicles can easily get here. We have a camper spot with water and electrics and have hot shower and toilets.

  • Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Only well behaved pets can run free on the land. We have dogs, cats, goats and chicken and we don't accept other animals chasing them! Also realize our land is big and sometimes the work locates far from the accommodation and pets have to stay home as the help involves machinery!

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Flexibility is appreciated! With a average of 5hours a day, 5 days a week.

N° de référence hôte : 273471242932

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