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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 20
Persons: 8
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 14843
Country: Portugal

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Last Updated: October 30, 2019

This is a 20 ha Quinta within the boundaries of the Natural Park Serra da Estrela, the largest park in Portugal, in the center of Portugal. I am Dutch living here since 2007, a specialist in biodynamic farming for 35 years, We have several traditional granite farmhouse, lounge, art atelier, 35 sheep, 2 horses, chicken, 4 dogs, 6 cats. large vegetable garden, cherry-orchard.
We start 18th of november our olive harvest, until 20th of december. We can have about 8 volunteers, of whom one might cook for the group. Volunteers work on average 6 hours per day from monday to friday, there are some Portuguese locals who know their way who work all day. Olivepicking is simple, sometimes hard work, always outdoors, you get dirty, but when you go to the olive press with the olives you picked, it is very rewarding to see the olive oil. We have a shared room for you,with bedding, towel and private bathroom, internet, wonderful land, great food. Be aware that we are in a mountaineous region, so it can be cold. We do not have central heating, but we have a radiator in your room, and a good woodfire in the communal space. Take warm clothes with you.

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