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Cernache do Bonjardim
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 0.001
Persons: 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 16482
Country: Portugal

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Last Updated: February 17, 2020

Looking for help during March and April 2020 to do a variety of jobs, but mostly deep spring clean and maintaining the property and gardens.

Additional long term jobs if we have time:

We have to finish removing loads of old hand made glass from the conservatory and replace them with modern glass after we clean & paint the metal framework.

We need to build some natural stone retaining walls and raised flower beds, Lime-wash the garden walls.

Any help appreciated, enthusiastic and self-motivated will be welcome to come and give us a hand in exchange for good home made food and your own room. Work Mon to Fri, 25 hrs, weekends off, but we will provide all your food for 7 days/week.

We would prefer people to stay for 1 month, but will consider shorter. Min 2 weeks.

Here at Brejo in the middle of the peaceful mountainous region of central Portugal, where we still collect spring water to drink from free public springs, bath in mineral water from the earth, swim in rivers and lakes and walk through manned forests, where you see no other person.

A 100 year old house, with some outbuildings and courtyard which has a lot of character and we think a very nice vibe.

We have an organic Veg garden, supplying us with plenty of fresh veggies during summer and now needs a lot of prep work, like weeding, laying drip water pipes to plant and other typical veg patch jobs.

The house is isolated in a small valley and you need a car to get to the next small town (10 mins) or lake (5 mins) and surrounded by manned Eucalyptus forests. You could catch a flight to Lisbon, then a 2 hr train to Tomar, where we can pick you up by car.

Although we don't see ourselves as part of the eco-tourism, but rather as a part of our daily lifestyle to look after the environment and our impact on it here at Brejo Fundeiro retreat centre in rural central Portugal. We grow organic vegetables, herbs and fruit, which is not only a practice, but defines and influence our complete lifestyle. Therefore we do as much as we can to limit our impact on the environment.

All rooms on 1st floor are en-suite.

Smoking only outside the house/buildings.

We prefer to think of our helpers as visitors to long lost uncles :-) we want you to feel at home and share your experiences and lifestyle with us and visa versa, we love to chat about big and small things in life, but when we work, we do it with equal passion and commitment.
However we work and play hard, each on on its own time.

We are located on a farm. You would need a car to reach any shops. There is a hamlet of houses on top of the hill, but they have no shops or bars. Nearest small town is 10km away. A casual walk to the lake is 40 mins each way. We have push bikes, but please note we live in the mountainous region of central Portugal, so you either go up or down. You are obviously welcome to join us when we go shopping.

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