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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 3
Persons: 2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 16998
Country: Portugal

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Last Updated: July 25, 2013

We recently bought a Quinta in Central Portugal with 270 olive trees and lots of vines plus peaches, pears figs, apples, oranges and more. We have inherited the farm dog and 6 laying hens plus several ferral cats! We have also adopted a stray puppy and have 3 ducks.

We have been busy planting a large vegetable patch and herb garden using companion planting techniques wherever possible and currently have cabbages, lettuce, beetroot, peppers, winter spinach, radishes, turnips, beans, broad beans, peas, onions, garlic and more being planted as the weather permits. - our garden is an ongoing project so anyone with organic gardening/permaculture experience would be especially welcome.

We can provide a comfortable roof tent with mattress and bedding plus compost toilet. We have a large communal kitchen and decking area.

Work at the moment is helping in the garden and rendering - we will be starting to convert the stone house in the Autumn. Olive harvest is mid November. We are booked up for August so looking for help from September.

We ask for a minimum stay of a week and currently we are not looking for long term helpers so as we are not really ready accommodation-wise for that.

We are walking distance from the village and 5 minutes drive from Penamacor where there is a grocery store. 30 minutes away is Castelo Branco a large town and Fundao another lovely town is around 20 minutes away. We do have a good mountain bike that can be used but if you have your own vehicle it would be much better and give you more freedom to explore the area as the local transport system in our rural area is not that good.

We have a good telephone and internet signal and I have unlimited internet.

If you think you might be interested get in touch and I can give more info.

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