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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: September 24, 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.

With autumn on the way there is lots to be done here including the general day to day work of the animals and the vegetable patch. We are planting more veggies now the weather is getting cooler. There are trees to be felled and wood to be chopped to prepare for winter and new trees to be planted. Also some bigger projects to hopefully achieve in the next few months of building a new shed, rebuilding a terrace wall and digging a new pond.
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.
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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