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Help us with the land, building work, general gardening and with our animals in Serra, Tomar, Portugal

  • Portugal
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  • Activité récente: 7 mars 2023



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  • Description


    Well the olive harvest is over....thank heavens!! So now down to getting our animals in New quarters, our land and garden ready for the change of season and general maintenance. But still time for laughing and extending our friendship to other people from around the world.

    We are a mature couple, semi retired but active developing 3 acres of gardens and olive groves, plus a self catering holiday cottage. we need some help with general garden maintenance, pruning olives, strimming, Rotivating, DEVELOPING AND CONSTRUCTING A RAISED VEGETABLE BED GARDEN and ideas. Also as we move towards the Portuguese winter, not especially cold but sometimes wet, we need help with minor building work, construction of animal pens and houses, as well as essential maintenance, mostly painting, on the outside of our house and our holiday house next door.

    Have two lovely cats, Tabitha and Crookshanks (who is very shy!), who we adore but we also have one playful, loving donkey called Pavarotti, one rascal of a goat called Blackie, two beautiful new goats Kizzy and April, plus chickens and ducks that we need to build more houses for and rearrange our two paddocks so that the animals can all be together including the construction of a small duck pond. For this we need help!!

    We Love our life in Portugal in our forever home, moved here over 4 years ago from England. Sue loves cooking, making jams, preserve, chutneys etc. We try to live as sustainably as we can, we love to scavenge for wood in the forest, which is right on our doorstep!
    We are trying to recycle as much as we can, all our animal houses are made from recycled pallets and wooden furniture!!
    We are 10 minutes from Town, by car, but the house and land is situated in a very peaceful location overlooking the valley and forest and a 15 minute walk to the lake Castelo de Bode.We are happy to take any helpers with us when we go out and about again now that covid restrictions are being reduced. And we have two bicycles that can be used at any time if you want to explore.

    We have a compact caravan for sleeping in and giving our helpers their own space and we've been told by guests, who have since become friends, that have already been here, that is very comfortable and puts them in contact with nature.
    Thank you and hope to see you soon.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Projets artistiques
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Bricolage et construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général
    Aide informatique/internet
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    We have a very varied group of friends and acquaintances and very happy to spend time with guest helpers; our friends are Dutch, Belgian, English, Portuguese , Irish from a varied range of work backgrounds and ages. One of our daughters lives in Mexico married to an Italian.!

  • Projets impliquant des enfants

    Projets impliquant des enfants

    Ce projet peut impliquer des enfants. Pour en savoir plus, consultez nos directives et conseils ici.

  • Aide


    General garden maintenance. Chopping logs, painting, strimming, Rotivating, weeding, pruning olive trees, clearing land for bonfires. Developing a raised vegetable area and developing the donkey/ goat paddock to make more accessible for our visitors to include the ducks and chickens

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Anglais: Courant
    Français: Débutant
    Portugais: Débutant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    Cet hôte a indiqué qu’il souhaitait faire partager sa propre langue ou en apprendre une nouvelle.
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  • Hébergement


    We have a caravan with double bed and single bed we also have a shower and toilet in the main house for use by our guest helpers. We would be happy to share all meals and happy to cater for varied diets. We have a swimming pool which we are happy to be used as well as an outside kitchen which includes barbecue and bread oven. There is a washing machine that can be used as well as use of deep freeze if required

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    There is an intermittent bus service but we are happy to take our guest helpers into Town with us, or out with us to any of the outlying villages and towns in the area. There is a train service from the main Town. There are bars, music nights, theatre, cinema locally as well as many festas, we can advise and help with activities, there is also horse riding and many water sports. We are very happy for our guest helpers to join us as days/trips out, we enjoy sharing the location and the culture of this beautiful area of the world.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    Cet hôte a de la place pour les vans.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?


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    Nombre d'heures attendues

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

N° de référence hôte : 978772639174

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