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Castelo de Vide
All Year: yes
Area (ha): 4
Persons: 3
Category: Hospitality
Host ID: 12420
Country: Portugal

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Last Updated: February 27, 2020

Ancient Convent, recently restored, dating from the 17th century, in the middle of a farm with 4 ha situated right next to the beautiful village of Castelo de Vide and 10 km from Marvao.
The farm has olive trees, chestnut trees, fruit trees, a big well and a natural spring.
We are now in the process of starting a vegetable garden and doing some landscaping and we will need people to help us out with cleaning, trimming, planting, recovering walls and all kinds of agricultural work. Now we have some sheep and in the near future we will have donkeys, and chickens.
Inside the house there are lovely granite door frames that are painted and need to be brushed off and cleaned, furniture and windows need a little work (mainly sanding).
The Convent was built in 1639 and belonged to the religious order of Saint John of God until the 1800 when it was turned into a Military Hospital because of the Napeoleonic invasions. In the middle of the 19th century it was abandoned and became a ruin till 2005, when major renovation took place. Now it has new owners and need a full renovation again.
You can have a very nice experience and help to develop this beautiful project. As we do not currently have adequate accommodation for couples, we prefer to have male helpers. We usually work for about four to six hours a day for five days a week.If you would like to see more of the Convent You can visit our page in facebook. We are waiting for you. See you soon.

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