We are a small family living on a 16-hectare farm in Central Portugal, near the historic town of Castelo de Vide.We are easonably well traveled, and we are happy to welcome new "members" into our family. We offer our volunteers food grown on our organic farm, and the farm itself! 16 hectares of beautiful, and partly wild nature. There are places to meditate and do yoga, and a pool for summer days. Castelo de Vide is a beautiful and lively historic town with a castle. It has cafés, restaurants, bars and shops, as well as all necessary services (post office, health centre, police station, etc.). The area around Castelo de Vide is home to a vibrant international community with many cultural activities.
We are a small family (2 parents and one child). The mother has travelled extensively and lived all over the world. The father is Portuguese. We welcome volunteers as family members and like to include them in meals, conversations and also activities we do.
Quinta do Pombal was my first experience in Portugal. The Quinta is a delightful and spacious place, with lots of nature around. My activities were: helping to take care of the garden, fence, cooking and take care of Lucas, a 5 year old child, he is a smart and creative child, besides having a lot of energy, but he doesn't accept it when things are not done his way . Almut is an educated and flexible person, and at the same time very busy, this made it difficult for her to participate in activities and learning. Great opportunity for those who want to practice English or German.
5 months ago
Quinta do Pombal is a charming farm with a beautiful view of Castelo de Vide. It is very close to the city and has many beautiful places to visit. The work I did was taking care of the vegetable garden, removing weeds, assisting in some fruit wine processes, separating the wool, taking care of Lucas (a very smart 5 year old child, and he likes everything to be done according to his wishes). I learned a few things and managed to practice some English.
5 months ago