Welcome to Quinta do Vale

We are Father and Son; Andreas, 60 years old.
Andreas is an engineer that has always a lot of ideas and solutions on his mind. He is dedicated to nature, permaculture and biological food.
Lucas, 24 years old, studied programming, is now dedicated to do all kind of farm works. Apart of the farm work, Lucas teach traditional world dances with his girlfriend Rafa that used to help often at the farm.

==================== Projects ?! ===================

=== Greenhouse ===
--- Suspended: Not enough money for the plastic sheet


=== Garden ===
- Planting new plants
- Watering the garden
- Weeding the garden.


=== Solar Panel ===
- We had a homemade solar panel some years ago, to heat up water so we could shower for free. We would like to rebuild that with recycled Styrofoam from old fish boxes that would have been put in the waste. A wood structure and some black tubes will do the job.

=== Building another kitchen ===
In the second house we need to build a new kitchen. (we already have most of the stuff we need for that.)

=== Painting ===
Some new walls have to get painted inside the new house.

=== Working time ===
This can be different from wwoofer to wwoofer. When we need to teach you something you don't know it will take us time, so you will do 5h or 6h depending on how much you can do in that time.
6 days a week, 1 day off. So if you are not afraid of getting your hands dirty we would love to hear from you! You don't need to have any special skills, but you might leave with some :)

== Rules for your stay ==
- At the moment we use propane to heat up our shower water, and we use piped water that we have to pay, so we have to save and that means that the shower can't be running for longer then 5 min for each person a day.
- We need responsible wwoofers that can stay alone (or with other volunteers) in the farm, because we might have to leave one or two days to take care of different issues.
- You need to be truly devoted to the cause, because we're not an hotel, we are a farm where hard work has to be done!

- Every volunteer must bring their own working boots, warm clothes, bathing suit and flashlight.

=== The wwoofers opinion ===
You are always free to tell us if anything is wrong and we will not judge you for that. It's better to know what you think than see you unhappy or not motivated!


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== Production ==
Fruits (apples, pears, plums, peaches, apricots, grapes, Kiwis, oranges, lemons, strawberries, raspberries, figs, kaki,...)
Nuts (walnut, almond, pine nut)
Vegetables ( tomatoes, zucchini, potatoes, beetroot, cucumber, beans, peas, celery, eggplant, chard, ruhbarb, pumpkin, spinach, peppers, cabbage,onions, garlic, ...)
Goat cheese ****
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There are a lot of other little works that have to be done but they can be done in a few hours.
We live on the border of this village, one of our borders is a little stream, and another is a forest.
Since we are near to 'Coimbra' you can get there and visit the University - is one of the oldest in Europe!!
Availability calendar

When can you visit Quinta do Vale?

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Host Information
Name
Quinta do Vale
Region
Beira Litoral
Areal
2
Ecological
90
Animals
5 Goats, 2 Sheps, Chickens
Languages
Portuguese, German, English a bit of Spanish
Diet
Mostly Vegetarian.
Preferred visit length
at least 2 weeks and up to 2 months
We check messages
Mostly every 3 days
Preferred period of visit
March - November
We grow and collect seeds for our own use
Yes
We produce renewable energy (wind, Sun etc)
Yes
We produce our own feed for our animals
Yes