If you want to have a strong experience of a day to day live in a traditional farm and see for yourself how to take care of most task almost not in use anymore in "industrial" farms! Quinta da Bazágueda is a very ancient farm. It's a farm, in it's true meaning, not a house with a garden or little field with crops. Beeing an ancient farm, it has very basic acomodation. The houses are from the 16th century or older, so they are cold in winter, of course. If you come in a rainy day, as in all rainy days, the farm work must go on and some of the tasks cannot be delayed. Also keep in mind that it's not possibly to make a specific food for you if you have a very diferent diet from "most" people. We always have vegetable soup, so if you're vegetarian you're welcome to come, but if the rest of the team is having meat, with plain rice you can have soup with rice, but not a specific dish just for you, unless you provide it. At last, keep in mind that the farm is ISOLATED. This means is 12 km from the nearest village! You can walk in or out of the farm as you want, but the farm only provides car rides to volunteers in the previously agreed days of arrival and departure. All other rides must be on agreement. Having this in mind, please read the full extent of the profile, including REFERENCES and, in case you want, make a hosting request or ask anything if you have doubts. We can assure, this will be a true experience, witch you cannot find in many places!
The work is sometimes hard, but somehow adaptable to your best skills. You'll be explained about the reasons and importance of your tasks and you're alway welcome to ask if in doubt.
What an experience! I absolutly loved my stay at the Farm! Although I was at first a bit insecure about their lifestyle, I liked it after the first few days living it myself. The nature and the animals are amazing, and I enjoyed every second being surrounded by them. Martha and Fernando were really nice and kind, and they did their best to make us feel welcomed. I‘m really gonna miss the place. I would love to come back!
11 days ago
The short time i spent there was a real adventure i will never forget! The way of living and working was a totally new and awesome experience i would recommend to everyone how is openminded enough to try something new. Especially the animals and the beautiful nature conquered my heart.
Tip: if you want to apply for the summer months then you should be capable of doing manual work in really hot temperatures.
11 days ago
Adorei os momentos que tive nessa quinta, estar em contato com os animais foi uma experiência incrível, e também tive a sorte de ter ótimos colegas na experiência, obrigado ao Fernando pela oportunidade e espero poder voltar um dia, um abraço nos meninos por mim! :)
about 1 month ago
My expectations were to work with the goats. Although the tasks were a bit different I had an amazing time: The people, the natural place, the food and not to forget the animals. Marta and Fernando made a beautiful way of living which inspired me. Muito obrigada!
8 months ago
I had a great relaxing time at Fernandos Farm - so food was delicious! It was really relaxing for my soul! I recommend this to everyone! They are great family especially their children areee sooooo sweet! Great experience thank you for that... AND only 10km to the next supermarket 😉
9 months ago