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Pombal
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 1200 m2
Persons: 2
Category: Hospitality
Host ID: 46445
Country: Portugal

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Last Updated: March 12, 2020

This is a small BnB in the middle of Portugal and 30km from the coast. There is a main-building, 2 little guesthouses and a garden (about 1200m2)
We, Richard, Maryk and Vincent bought the quinta in 2008 and are building and rebuilding the place ever since. We did, and do everything ourselves.

From masonry walls, until designing and making furniture. Preferably from old material. Lots of recycling.
Now we have two activities going on, a BnB and a sound and light company.

So there is always a lot of different kind of work to do.
We decide each day which activity we choose to do. Depending on the weather or just what we like to do.

Such as: the continuing story of (re)building
Helping in the sound business, making cables, painting speaker boxes etc, cleaning and helping with the guests of the B&B.

But most of all we need help for the garden!

With three sound engineers in the house we never learned properly gardening. So we are kind of fighting a losing battle against all the herbs we don't want and the prematurely death of the nice flowers and fruit trees.
Our dream is to have a garden that is especially a nice place for children.

We are situated 4km of the little city Pombal, which has a train station. There is a bus from Pombal to the village Casal Fernão João, (one church and two bars) which is 1km from our place. But normally I pick my HelpXers up from the train station.

We have accommodation for 1 or 2 persons, as long they can share the room.Which is in our house. In the winter when there are longer periods with no guests, one of the guesthouses can be used.

More information about our quinta on our website and for information about us you could have a look at the reviews on booking.com

Due to a spine problem (I just had surgery and are in a revalidation periode now)I am rather limited in heavy work and there is still a lot to do. Without help I close the B&B regurarly. So any help is very welcome.

I hope to hear from you soon.
Cheers Maryk

reviews (13)
Helper: Rachid salmi Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Morocco Date: March 27, 2019
I spent three weeks with Maryk and her family, a very nice family, Maryk is a... view complete review

Helper: Lawrence and Janet Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: December 4, 2018
This was a most rewarding and enriching Help-X experience for us. Maryk and R... view complete review

Helper: Lawrence and Janet Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: December 4, 2018
This was a most rewarding and enriching Help-X experience for us. Maryk and R... view complete review

Helper: Gary Stringer Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: September 18, 2018
I think the best thing a helper could say is, they arrived at a host's home a... view complete review

Helper: Hannes and Kathleen Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: April 27, 2018
After a very easy going conversation by helpx, we started our first trip bein... view complete review

Helper: Emanuele Gozzoli Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Italy Date: April 13, 2018
I helped Maryk and Richard during 20 days on March/April and I found them a v... view complete review

Helper: Nigel Byles Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: February 7, 2018
I spent 4 happy weeks with Maryk and Richard during October and November last... view complete review

Helper: Stefanie and Isabella Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: November 24, 2017
Time with Maryk, Richard & Vincent was great. We were here at november for ne... view complete review

Helper: Max and Kiersten Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: September 17, 2017
Maryk and Richard are the best hosts! They made us feel more than welcome and... view complete review

Helper: Abdelmoula Medioubi Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Netherlands Date: May 22, 2017
Yes, Maryk and Richard, you indeed have a new friend! And I am glad that I ga... view complete review

Helper: Robert King Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: May 7, 2017
I really enjoyed my stay with Maryk and Richard - I felt part of the family s... view complete review

Helper: Julia and Alex Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: April 19, 2017
We stayed with Maryk, Richard, and Vincent for three weeks in March at Vila C... view complete review

Helper: Kelly-marie and James Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: March 5, 2017
We stayed with Maryk and Richard for two weeks, and had a wonderful time. The... view complete review

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