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Fornos de Algodres
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 3
Persons: 2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 2448
Country: Portugal

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Last Updated: May 17, 2018

Beautiful riverside quinta, with approx 3 hectares comprised of gardens and land leading down to the banks of the Rio Mondego, plus a large area of woodland on the hillside.

We have 3 dogs, chickens, and possibly 2 horses coming soon!

We are "quinta partners" Sophie and Ruan and we're developing the quinta as a small venue for Pure Portugal Living the Good Life courses and events. Quinta dos Covões has already hosted residential Portuguese Language courses (2 more planned for this year), Bee Keeping courses, and Vermicomposting workshops.

We'd love some help with a variety of projects both ongoing and planned - gardening, cooking, household chores, event preparation, general maintenance, clearing the woodland, cutting firewood, fencing, building work, help with the animals (horses are imminent!) and also sometimes to look after the gardens and animals if we are away.

There is a cosy and fully equipped caravan with small double bed (not great for very tall people, unless you're on your own) plus a shower room / WC / washing machine in the house for your use. One of the projects you could be involved in is building the caravan's own Vermicomposting toilet and shower. We have been considering offering the caravan space for a more permanent residency offering some land for you to grow and be a more integral and settled part of the community. Please let us know if you want to look at this as a home base for you to work from and the ideas you have.

If you'd like to bring your own Campervan there is space, and also for tents.

We're into healthy living!, whole life yoga practice, massage, martial arts, healing self and the land. - There is also a space for teachers to come and get involved in running courses, so if you want space and people to work with then we'd love to hear from you!

Other skills we'd especially welcome are carpentry, (natural) building/construction, stone work ...

We don't have set hours as we'd like for you to become part of the Quinta "family" and take part in whatever is happening. As a general guide, we'd expect about 6 hours work per day, 6 days per week, in return for accommodation and all meals. We love baking and cooking making yogurt n all that good stuff which is part of life. We practice Yoga and massage daily which We would love you to join in with.

If you're looking for property this could be a perfect opportunity for you to experience quinta life, plus the quinta is owned by Pure Portugal Ltd's founder so there's lots of guidance available in exchange for your help ;)

Quinta dos Covões is less than 5 minutes walk from a restaurant, bar, and river beach, and the town with all amenities (including bus and train stations) is just 3km away.

There's also a vibrant and friendly English-speaking community with lots going on for you to join in with if you like.

Also. I really want to play football.

And, There is a lot of food growing in the garden, it will need eating, preserving and generally being enjoyed soon.

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