The main renovated building, a row home with two apartments, was a farm house, over 100 years old. It is situated on a hill over the Amoreira stream. From the terrace and green you can enjoy the beautiful East-South view.
Raban and Nelly, the owners, are German pensioners with ¼ Chilean blood. We live here more than 15 years, practicing with weekly support organic gardening for our guests and own consumption.
Me, Sofia (51, eldest daughter), take care and work with 14 donkeys, living here nearly 13 years and since October 2009 welcoming donkey hikers of all ages and nationality.
Our other four legs habitants are three dogs and two cats.
We invite you to share five days per week work with us
1. In the vegetable and flower garden and in the forest.
2. With the donkeys and work related to them like fencing, cleaning, equipment mantainance, office work
3. Cooking and other services related to the kitchen and household.
4. Installations mantainance, rebuilding, new building
You will work five to six hours a day, sometimes together with us and our local staff, sometimes individually. This can easily happen when we have many activities going on (April, May, July to September/ October). Some is daily routine some rises up more spontaneously other is a new project. It depends also on necessity and your personal interest.
In low season we have a studio house and a 2-twin-room house at your disposal, with kitchen, bath/ WC, living/ dining room, terrace. Eventually to share with other Woofers and/ or guests.
In the high season – June to September - both houses are basically always occupied with guests. Then we can offer you a little single summer cottage with outdoor kitchenette, shower and WC. Or you bring your own tent!
We provide bed sheets and towels.
We ask you to maintain the accommodation tidy like we prepared it for you.
We share one (vegetarian) meal – usually lunch – on five days, cooking together or alternating. We provide nutrition for all your meals (breakfast, dinner, lunch) for the whole week.
We are non smokers. You can smoke outside of the house in specific areas. The consumption of alcohol in moderate scale is OK. More alcohol and drugs (hashish etc.) please consume only outside our place. Alias, in this case better chose another farm. Thank you.
When can you visit Vale das Amoreiras?