Farm visits are welcome however please make arrangements with plenty of notice. Best to make contact via the online contact form.
If you are interested in visiting here on a work exchange basis then please read the profile on workaway.info for more information.
Staying at the Quinta
Accommodation here is quite basic. Because of this it may not accommodate all tastes. There is a small room in the common house that has a (shared) kitchen and composting toilet. It also has a woodburner so is kept quite warm in the winter.
There are a few nice spots around here which are good for camping. You would be welcome to camp here provided that you respect the grounds and the personal space of others. If your experience here is enriching then any donation you wish to make in return would be kindly accepted.
For those staying on the farm on a work exchange agreement. You will have access to oats, seeds and dry fruits to make your own breakfast. Bread, eggs and cheese may also be provided.
Lunches and dinners are often shared cooking arrangements. We normally cook vegetarian meals based on vegetables, beans and pulses, with maybe an additional large salad with one or both meals.
Bring with you any favourite foods, snacks or supplements to your diet. We provide simple meals . Fruit is always available for snacks.
As yet there are no shower facilities but bathing can be carried out by the water mine where there is clean running water and water can be boiled in a large pot for warm water (outdoor) showers.
Clothes would have to be washed in a large bucket (provided) down by the water mine. Ecological soap can be provided. There is also a coin operated laundromat 15 minutes drive from here in Celorico da Beira where we usually visit once a week. It costs about 4 euros for a wash load and 3 euros for drying.
If you are bringing a laptop or a smartphone, you are welcome to use the internet here, but we have limited data allowance per month so we ask that you limit the use of Skype video chat and heavy downloads such as streaming videos etc. If you need to do any of these things you can do them in the local village down the road where there is an Inatel Hotel. If you go in there to buy a coffee, food or refreshments then they will usually let you use the internet.
How to Get Here
- By Train (Comboios de Portugal)
Nearest stations are Fornos de Algodres and Celorico da Beira. From there you can either get a cab to my place or you can arrange for me to pick you up.
- By Bus (Rede Expressos)
Nearest stop is Carrapichana, which just happens to be the next village from me so very convenient if I need to pick you up.
- By Car (Google Maps)
Click on the map link above and type in your location to get directions on how arrive here.