Help two families reaching for sustainability and restore a beautiful quinta in Penacova, Portugal



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    Hello workawayers- We are two families, completing the restoration of a 1912 Portuguese mansion whilst developing a sustainable lifestyle through organic farming methods and more...

    We moved here in October 2020 and since then have been learning about the land, olive trees and how to farm in a hot climate. We have a kitchen garden producing organic food with organic methods. We are learning about permaculture, biodiversity through clearing invasive species, encouraging native trees, no-till farming, tropical plants etc

    We are now finishing off the decorating and interior wood-work and maintaining the Quinta but we need experienced help.

    So we are looking for a few people who have experience already, can get on with others and has a good work-ethic
    Individuals & couples welcome.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Projets artistiques
    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

  • 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

    Enjoy holidaying in a gorgeous historic Portugese Olive Quinta, surrounded by 3 Hectors of native plants & trees, private gardens with a fantastic pool for freshening up and relaxation.

    Make use of the excellent BBQ, al fresco dining and sheltered seating loungers.

    The Quinta is on a hill outside the village - giving panoramic views of the distant misty mountains, hill-top villages and tree covered hills.

    If yoga & meditation is your thing we have an equipped sunny yoga specific studio with views of the pool and beyond - perfect in winter months to keep you calm

    If you like to hike or bike, there are numerous tracks which lead from the property to the River beach and other directions.

    The owners are two families with young children who work both office and outdoor tasks. The children attend a local school, are very friendly and used to new people.

    Evenings and weekends we enjoy quality social time over poolside BBQ meals, walks around the countryside to the River and Portuguese wine. We have a range of nationalities living here permanent & semi-permanently, including Welsh, Irish, American, Bulgarian, English and sometimes Portugese aswell, so you'll never get bored!

  • Aide


    We need experienced DIYers', carpenters and decorators firstly. But if you also have considerable skills in gardening, land management, tree pruning fire wood processing - these are all regular tasks which need more hands.
    If you would like to learn a new skill that we can offer please do ask!

    If you are experienced in house-keeping and/or cooking - that could be another role!

    We need people with a great attitude to practical help, with motivation to learn new skills, give results and get on socially with others.

  • Langues parlées

    Bulgarian: Courant
    Anglais: Courant
    Espagnol: Débutant
    Portugais: Débutant

  • Hébergement


    Private Double or single bedrooms within beautifully restored Quinta-manor OR a separate dwelling which is set up with bathroom and kitchenette. You will have a private or shared bathroom.
    3 hectors of land including designed tropical garden, many olive groves and wilder scrub land for biodiversity and management.

    The house is centrally heated and has a number of wood burners for cooler months. Bedding can be provided.

    We provide all the food for meals. one meal a day will be organised and communal - either owners or helpers will cook this - depending on cooking standard.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Swim in the River beach which is just a 10 minute walk from the Property *** This is a favorite of ours too. There are different walks leading through mimosa/eucalyptus and native trees around the village and to the river.
    *** The village has a popular little pub if you fancy meeting locals - they gather there daily from 1:30 PM for affordable drinks and snacks ***
    ** If you have your own bike- the epic mountainous scenery makes for a fun and beautiful ride/drive! The river Mondego is short drive, where you can find more established river beaches with restaurants etc ***
    ** Relax in a hammock under a cork oak tree **
    ** cool off in the cellar living room in hotter months with a WIFI connection!**
    ** yoga it up in the shade of cork oaks or the tall mimosa trees **
    ** A bus visits the village 7am and travels to Coimbra City, and returns about 5pm***

  • 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


  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    yes, we have a larger car park at the back with access to a WC and sink in the Art studio.

  • Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    we are willing to accept work-awayers with a pet IF you have your own campervan - we have young children, an outdoor dog and chickens, ducks, so your pet would need to be extremely friendly and gentle and you would need to clean up after it immediately. Also no pets in the house.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    5 hours a day 5 days a week

N° de référence hôte : 316716629174