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Fornos de Maceira Dao
All Year: No
Area (ha): 3
Persons: 1-3
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 19623
Country: Portugal

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Last Updated: August 10, 2020

This is a smallholding eco quinta located on the banks of the Dão river in the Beira Alta region of central Portugal. A perfect place for people who want to be surrounded by an abundance of natural beauty, experience rural Portugal, and enjoy the comfort of a small and social community. The MdD is managed by a Dutch/American couple and a rotating group of long-time volunteers. We are located directly on the river Dão, partly within an ecological reserve. Since the quinta was bought in 1989 this former miller's farm has been turned into an off-grid, partially self-sustaining homestead, rural tourism business and artist-in-residency program...and a place loved and visited by many.

In general, in 2020-21, we will be focusing on forest regeneration and fire prevention projects, work on upgrades in our building facilities, and ongoing garden and landscaping.

In particular, in the spring and fall months we are looking for volunteers who can work in our vegetable garden, assist with general terrain and facilities maintenance, and random building projects. For the summer months of July and August we are also looking for volunteers with garden/forestry/building interests BUT WITH interest/experience in cooking and guest support services.

If you are interested in volunteering with us as a resident-worker, please send us a message with some information about yourself and why you'd like to volunteer here. We try to organize with volunteers at least 30 days in advance, and prefer 1 month stays but you are always welcome to contact us and see if we have an opportunity!

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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