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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: May 15, 2018

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, all off grid.

At the moment May/June we are working on getting all the land tidied now spring is here. There is lots of strimming and weeding to be done, summer planting in the vegetable patch and gardens. Ponds to be tidied.
We are also looking to try and dig a new pond and animal house to start a set up for duckponics, like hydroponics but with ducks!
There is always lots of day to day stuff to done here and hopefully we can make the days as varied as possible whilst hopefully learning new things from each other!
We have a yurt that you can stay in and an outdoor kitchen and bbq area to use. There is a composting toilet, solar shower and wood fired bath by the yurt. These are all for private use, we have our own set up further up the land.
With all the work going on and with me (Pam) working online in the week I give people money for food instead of cooking for everyone as I donít always 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. Of course there will be lots of opportunity for cooking and eating together as well, enjoying the summer evenings.
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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