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Bevindo a Cimo de Vila

Cimo de Vila is a 17 hectare, certified biologic farm situated in the beautiful mountains of North Portugal, within walking distance to a small town and castle. We specialize in essential oils, fresh and dried herbs, vegetables and plants -- all certified biologic and for sale weekly at markets in Porto. We currently have about 11 Minho variety chickens and we recently got 2 donkeys( so anyone with knowledge or experience with donkeys are very welcomed). We also have a beehive, extensive (and ever growing!) gardens, and two large greenhouses. Essential oil making and floral waters are two handicrafts we also enjoy.

Regular things to be done include digging garden beds, planting, weeding, work in the greenhouses, compost making, picking wildflowers, clearing land, preparation for market day, and potentially participating in essential oil making, jam making, etcetera.

As well as following the biodynamic calender we aim to incorporate as many biodynamic principles into our farming as possible. In addition to caring about how we live and eat, we are passionate about the growth of the biologic movement in Portugal. We occasionally have small groups of people who volunteer to help with larger projects in addition to the presence of WWOOFers, making for some some nice lunches and community days.

Cimo de Vila is located within walking distance to Celorico de Basto, a small town that has cafes and restaurants, a grocery store, and a small castle with a beautiful view. Cimo de Vila is situated in the mountains with a view of the valleys and villages below. As well as Celorico, the castle, and Porto, our property is a lovely and scenic place to explore, with many far reaching views and a few ruins on our land(in this moment we are moving towards some rebuilding, that we want the most ecological as possible, so if you have experience or skills in this area it would be much appreciated). We also make regular trips to Porto, (about an hour away). We enjoy good laughs and good conversation. We have a shared room for WWOOFers, and camping is always a possibility. We are open to shorter term, but prefer long term stays. We appreciate the assistance we can get, and enthusiasm and the ability to deal with weeds is fundamental. We look forward to hearing from you!!
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Informações sobre a quinta
Nome
Cimo de Vila
região
Minho
Área
17
Ecológico
100
Animais
Chickens, Donkeys, Dog
Línguas
Portuguese, English, French
Diet
Mostly vegetarian
Preferred visit length
4 week min
We check messages
Every Couple of Days
Preferred period of visit
Spring, Summer, Now
We grow and collect seeds for our own use
Yes
We produce our own feed for our animals
Yes