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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 2
Persons: 1-2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 37986
Country: Portugal

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Last Updated: August 3, 2020

Hi guys,
We are complete until mid of September 2020. Have a good time:)

We, Martina, teacher and practitioner of Yoga and master of Taekwon-Do and Bernardo, grand master of Taekwon-Do, teacher of Yong Chun and practitioner of Yoga like to share our skills and abilities and we want to do our best to inspire others to protect and preserve the natural world by living a simpler, greener lifestyle. We are the founders and organizers of the "Academia de Artes Marciais e Yoga, Tábua" (Portugal) where we give ongoing local courses : Yoga, Taekwon-Do and Wing Chun.
At our farm we offer individual self-catering holidays and Yoga retreats in small groups and workshops.
We have a 2 ha estate situated in the Beira Alta, in the heart of Portugal. Our natural paradise is located above the Mondego River, with views across the valley to the Caramulo mountains. Close by, but in the other direction, is the Serra Estrella which is the largest Nature Park of Portugal with the highest mountain, the Torre.
The quinta (farm) offers a variety of flora and fauna, influenced by the Atlantic climate we are surrounded by bamboo, olive, fruit, chestnuts and mimosa trees. We grow our own food in the vegetable organic gardens, which are stuffed full of flowers, herbs, fruits and vegetables.
We have 1 guesthouse to rent out as yoga/activities holiday accommodation and a small wooden zen house and a camping area.
We are looking for short and long term people who would like to stay and live on the land with us to come and help (who has experience) in growing food naturally, plant trees, clearing land, cleaning, building and maintenance etc. You need to be reliable and responsible and able to work alone or with others.In october/november we will do the olive harvest, its always a big fun to share this work in nature with nice helpers:)
We expect +/- 5 hours work per day, 5 days a week.
We are a non-smoking, non-alcohol environment and we provide vegetarian healthy meals.
We speak English, Portuguese, German and French.
You also could bring your own motor home, camper, caravan, yurt or tent. We have a big comfortable caravan for you to stay. You can use a clean and comfortable shared bathroom, hot water, and kitchen facilities. We have internet access.
There are also several other sustainable / spiritual communities nearby and there are opportunities for contact and exchange with them.
We are 15 minutes drive from mainline train station with connections to Coimbra, Lisbon and Porto. We can pick you up from there.
Quinta Bamboo is walking distance from a bus-stop, a cafe, and a tiny shop in the village.

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