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Oliveira do Hospital
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 3
Persons: 1 or more
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 27861
Country: Portugal

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Last Updated: November 18, 2017

We are a couple in our late 30ís/early 40ís living in Central Portugal on a four acre farm. We have been here for five years producing our own meat, growing our own vegetables and trying to do everything as naturally and chemically free as we can. We also set ourselves up off grid.
Unfortunately we lost everything in the terrible fires that happened in Portugal mid-October so we now have to start again from scratch. A lot was burnt but some didnít so there is still a lot to work with and already the grass is growing and small wild flowers appearing.
We are looking for people to come and help us rebuild and rejuvenate our land!
Our first job is building a house to live in so that is the main work we are focusing on and the main area we need help with initially. But the farm also continues so we need help with our large vegetable garden which is being a bit neglected at the moment. We just have chickens after the fire and will probably stay with that for now with so much else happening. As well as building and gardening there are a lot of trees to be felled, clearing, landscaping and probably a million and one other jobs I canít think of right now.
Amazingly our yurt survived the fire so we have moved into that but it does mean that itís now our only accommodation on the land so we can only welcome people here who are travelling in their own van.
We have a good, well kitted out kitchen area we can all use, a composting toilet, solar shower and wood fired bath.
With all the work going on and with me (Pam) working online in the week I usually give people money for food instead of cooking for everyone as I donít have the time. We can offer 25 euros per person a week for food in exchange for four to five hours a day/five days a week. We tend to work Mon-Fri because of my work. As weíll all be sharing one kitchen there will of course be lots of opportunity for eating together and enjoying some down time as well!
We live in a small village with a good restaurant, cafť and local shop. Bigger supermarkets are about 20 minutes away.
I think thatís everything but please just email me with any questions.
Hope to meet you soon!
Pam and Rob

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