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Grandola
All Year: Yes
Area (ha):
Persons: 1-3
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 33175
Country: Portugal

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Last Updated: March 5, 2020

This is a real traditional local small farm 16km from Grandola, in beautiful Alentejo: olive trees (60), orange trees (30), other fruit trees and cork oak. Big vegetable and herb gardens provide us with food. A spring with good water nearby. All this surrounded by grazing sheep.

There are two main houses, the smaller one (68m2, two rooms) being available for helpers. It is cosy and comfortable, with own privacy, kitchen, bathroom/hot water, washing machine. Clean and beautiful. Bicycles available to check out the surroundings or going to the village (5km). WiFi available at the main house.

Help needed winter/spring 2020 in planting and taking care of the vegetable garden, in construction projects (transforming old shed to living space, building a compost toilet, creating a green house from old windows), so skills in anything construction related are always welcome. Also appreciated are skills with chainsaw for clearing, or for working the trimmer or scythe.
There is always plenty of different tasks, so do ask!

Helpers are offered good acommodation, good food, a well equipped kitchen and are free to use fruits and vegetables from the garden (depends on season). Meals are usually shared and sometimes helpers cook for themselves (everything needed is provided, of course) - depending on work and people’s own preferences.
Working hours follow natural rhythms, and are renegotiated daily, depending on work project, weather etc.
We heat the great sauna at least once a week.

Relaxed atmosphere, both local and international people gather here and we attend local happenings often. Being creative and having a good time together is our philosophy.

Home of artist woman from Finland who has lived here for 29 years. Speaks Portuguese, English, Swedish, Danish, Finnish

reviews (14)
Helper: Chiara Crisafulli Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Italy Date: February 19, 2020
I spent a bit less than two weeks helping Idalotta and Maria. I know I found ... view complete review

Helper: Claudia Fiedler Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: January 3, 2020
I stayed with Idalotta / Maria for 10 days. Unfortunately it was the time whe... view complete review

Helper: Johan Baecklund Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Sweden Date: October 24, 2019
I stayed at Idalottas place for some time. She has a very nice extra house do... view complete review

Helper: Elin, Jürgen and Thaya and Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: February 17, 2019
We stayed just for a couple of days at Idalotta's place. Idalotta is a really... view complete review

Helper: Anna ten Doeschot Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Netherlands Date: February 1, 2019
I am really happy that I stayed at Idalotta. I came with a friend, and we st... view complete review

Helper: Raoul Moolman Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: South Africa Date: April 29, 2018
We, (Anne and Raoul) stayed at Monte das Hortas for a week for our first help... view complete review

Helper: Raoul Moolman Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: South Africa Date: April 29, 2018
We, (Anne and Raoul) stayed at Monte das Hortas for a week for our first help... view complete review

Helper: Raoul Moolman Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: South Africa Date: April 29, 2018
We, (Anne and Raoul) stayed at Monte das Hortas for a week for our first help... view complete review

Helper: Kevin and Sylvia Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: February 22, 2018
Staying here was like being part of one big extended family. It's a place whe... view complete review

Helper: Iwona and Jaroslaw Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Poland Date: August 26, 2017
We have stayed here for almost 2 weeks in August. The house is specious (one ... view complete review

Helper: Martin Trainor Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: February 22, 2017
I’ve had two stays here now, so this suggests that I like it there. In fact, ... view complete review

Helper: Mika Wojtkowski Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Poland Date: January 31, 2017
i had a great time here ! beautifull countryside, sunsets and nature. Idalott... view complete review

Helper: Margot NICOLLE Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: December 9, 2015
I stayed two weeks at Idalotta’s place and it was two beautiful weeks. Idalot... view complete review

Helper: Saisnom Koplin Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: November 19, 2015
If there were 10 stars on this review, I would give Idalotta 10. This was my... view complete review

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