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Location:
Figueiro Dos Vinhos, Portugal
Minimum Stay:
2 weeks
Languages:
english, dutch, german, french and portuguese

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Small paradise in central Portugal, rural campsite, B&B and apartment

"We try to live in peace with our surroundings, we try to be careful with nature and animals... and other humans!"

This is the Deal

We are looking for volunteers to help us do all possible things that need doing on our small rural campsite and B&B. We are working with a small team of volunteers a midst nature, peace, clean air and spring water. You must feel like being outdoors a lot, feel like working in a friendly atmosphere with other volunteers and not be picky about what kind of work to do. We do gardening, watering plants, cleaning, taking care of guests, helping in the kitchen, doing all kinds of things on the terrain, maintenance of the buildings, building, construction..... and more!

Welcome Skills: Gardening, commitment, Interpersonal skills, Cooking, sense of humor, Any gardening or building skills welcome!

Accomodation

Agro-turismo Quinta da Fonte is a small rural campsite and B&B where we have been renovating the old farmer houses into rustic guestrooms and a charming holiday home. We also rent out fully equipped tents and a caravan. We have been working with volunteers for about 15 years now. We try to work as a team and get all the work done that needs to be done. We work in shifts, morning, afternoon or night (in summer) which gives lots of opportunitity to also enjoy portugal and the surroundings. We work 6 days a week, 6 hours per day (flexible) and we offer in return a good place to sleep (tent or caravan) and great (organic) food, if possible from our own veggie garden. Volunteers need to be able to find their own enjoyment in the free time! Hiking, biking or reading... Nature around!

What Else

There is no disco or any other diversion around.... There is books (some English most dutch), games, nature, hikes, our dogs and cats and goats and chicken, great food, friendly ambiance... but also hard working! It IS just like working, although voluntary... The reward is found in the work itself, us, the guests.... and of course the good food... we try to get away from media in a way, so only wifi for volunteers to check email every now and again, NOT for downloading stuff or skype or anything ´heavy´... we try to live in THIS moment instead of living in another life far away.... is our filosofy.

+ Smokers allowed

+ Internet Access

+ Have animals/pets