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We are a loving family of four who recently relocated from the UK to fulfill our dream of moving off-grid and becoming self-sufficient. We settled in the picturesque region of Penela in Central Portugal where there is an abundance of fertile land and a growing community of like minded souls. So we are now learning about building chicken houses, pumping from a well and renovating our house. Life is full and so we could use some extra help!
We are 2 adults and two children (13 & 9) a dog, with chickens and cats on the way. I am holistic therapist and my husband is a gardener. We have beautiful land with an abundance of of cork oaks, olives, figs, peaches, kiwi, walnuts, apples, pears and more. The garden is a continuous project which needs lots of love, strimming, composting, weeding, preparing, planting and harvesting. We are also home educating and so even our day to day tasks take a lot of time and we would also really value some help with the children's tuition.
We live in a small village outside of Espinhal but workaway accomodation is in Penela a beautiful historic town with good transport links. It is approximately 20 mins from the city of Coimbre, Portugal's third largest city.
Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendreAide avec des éco-projetsJardinageBricolage et constructionAide dans une fermeBaby-sitting et jeux créatifsCuisine/repas pour la familleAide à la maisonEntretien général
Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre
As there is a strong alternative and home schooling community in the area it is a very welcoming and social place to be. Penela is really an up and coming place with restaurants, shops and cafes and a Thursday market. It is very lively in the summer due to the recently opened hostel/ bar that has parties and serves craft beer.
The village of Espinhal and waterfall - Pedra da Ferida - are a few minutes drive away, with with music nights, monthly market, cafes, dance classes , weekly yoga.
The accommodation also has good transport links to the city of Coimbre and there are also many river beaches nearby.
Projets impliquant des enfants
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We have the availability for several workaways and different tasks depending on your experience and interest. Please let us know your area of interest when you apply:
- eco building
- painting, decorating and odd jobs
We would like 3 hours of help for 5 days a week. Please note that the exchange is for accomodation only and food is not provided.
Newly renovated and spacious 3 bed house in the centre of the castle town of Penela, with kitchen, living room and bathroom. There is also a large self contained studio flat. If you would like internet in your accommodation you will need to bring a plug in device, network is good there but we have not set up internet as it is newly acquired.
Please do reach out and let us know what you are looking for from this experience and we can see whether we can accommodate your needs.
Looking forward to welcoming you to central Portugal soon!
Accès Internet limité
Nous avons des animaux
Nous sommes fumeurs
Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads
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Espace pour garer des vans
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Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?
Plus de 2
Nombre d'heures attendues
3 hours a day 5 days a week
I really loved being with this family, they made me feel at home right away. Sarah always made sure I had enough to eat and would always ask me if I wanted something from the shops
Being more complete, a typical day for me was working in the morning (the most was cleaning, and a little bit of painting and gardening), then, enjoying my free afternoon as I felt like. Whether
Sarah and David are great hosts and I enjoyed the painting work, the general houshold work and some cleaning I did in the house. They were always happy to give me a lift and some advices for interesting places to visit in
They teached me very useful words as cropcircles ahaha and I felt like part of the family.
The children are wonderful and i couldn't laught enought with their jokes.
They are very in to a healthy life and I think it is one of the reasons we fitted so well.
I spent two wonderful week with Sarah David and their nice children Eban and Amber!...they were always very kind and they always have time for all your needs.
I looked after Eban and Amber for the majority of the time. We went playing At The playground, coocked together, i Read them fairytales, And chilled in The Roomy