My girlfriend and I arrived on Lara’s farm in Nesperido on the 17th of august 2017, with beautiful weather and lots of wonderful animals to greet. It was our first experience with wwoofing and we weren’t sure what to expect, but Lara took us under her wings and welcomed us warmly into her home. We were introduced to fellow woofers, the animals, the big garden and the surroundings and piece by piece we were taught how to tend to the flora and fauna there.
At the quinta, it didn’t bother us to get up early. It didn’t matter if we had to work some extra hours to finish things or if hard work was waiting for us that day. We were helping Lara, helping the farm and helping each other and that felt great. We made connections along the way, not only with the people, but also with the animals. The 10th of august we flew back to the Netherlands, proud of ourselves and sad because of having to leave.
We concider Lara not only an amazing host, but also a friend. She is a wonderful person with a huge heart! She’s working hard to make something great out of the farm and whenever we get the chance, we are definitely going back to lend a hand.
This farm has the potential to become a thriving place and if you are looking to build something like that with people like Lara, you have found your spot!
Ilse & Vivian