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Farm Salão Frio, Portugal

19 reviews19

Help me with a variety of tasks in São Mamede Natural Park!

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This host has received 9 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Connect with nature
8 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Connect with international travelers
8 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Painting & Decorating
Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
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The Experience

Hi, I'm Paul and I living on a two hectare farm in the beautiful Serra de São Mamede Natural Park. The present tasks include a veggie garden to prepare for next season, terraces to be cleaned, olive-trees to be pruned, as well some of the grapevines and hazels. There are also other types of tasks to do, eg. restoring the houses and some dry-walls, painting, construction building with wood... come enjoy the Portuguese countryside!

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  • Between 18 and 40 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
1 week
Stay up to
3 weeks

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19 Reviews


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How this experience will transform you

8 Get in touch with nature

8 Meeting international travelers

8 Learning about sustainability

8 Practicing English

5 Developing environmental awareness

4 Developing social awareness



What to say about the last few weeks... This was my first experience volunteering and I couldn't have started better. São Bento has an incredible energy and made me reconnect with writing and my art. Paul is an excellent host and makes everything to let the volunteers as comfortable as possible, with accommodation or choosing tasks.
Talking about the tasks, there’s a list of tasks that he’d like to be done and you’re free to choose which ones you’d like to do or you can also suggest new ones.
I truly recommend a stay at Quinta São Bento. It’s a magic place with wonderful people.

about 1 month ago



Staying at Paul's place was a great experience. I learned many things about the environment and sustainability by working with him. There are many tasks that need to be done and you can choose according to your preferences. The view from his land is beautiful and makes you want to explore the nature. Finally, Paul is really commited to make everything for the good of the volunteers and of his two young and smart daughters.

about 1 month ago



I really enjoyed my stay at Paul’s farm and it was an amazing first volunteer experience!! Paul really cares about the volunteers and wants to make sure everyone is comfortable. The work was quite easy and interesting, and you can always choose from lots of tasks based on your skills and interests. For example, I helped with editing a website, painting, clearing the terraces, weeding, planting seeds, harvesting grapes, and even learning how to make wine together! The vegetarian food was delicious, and I enjoyed cooking together with the other volunteers and of course, making new friends!

about 2 months ago



Working together with Paul was really great, he explains the work very well, helps you improve your English and teaches you things in life that are also useful. Being at her home was really a luxury as she cooks well, her daughters also helped me improve my English and helps you connect with nature. Besides that, he taught me some tricks to learn to play the guitar. My main objective was to improve my English and I think I did it since your family and friends help you a lot to lose that fear that if you speak badly. Being my first volunteer was very good, I would even go back.

2 months ago



My stay was amazing, the place is quiet and peaceful, you could just be silent and listen to the nature.
Paul is a great person, he made me feel like I was part of his family, he's kind, patient and easy to comunicate with, plus his daughters are lovely.

4 months ago

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