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Pedro De Melo Freitas



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  • DescriptionKiwiland "Cidade Silvestre" is a kiwifruit plantation pioneer project, inserted around a family-owned typical portuguese old farmhouse, with old histories and artifacts. Present-day family main jobs belongs to Arquitechture /National Health Service and this project was assumed as a new agricultural challenge. Nearly 3 ha / 4 km of plant-lines and quite near Aveiro city (5 Km south, direction Aveiro-Coimbra highway). With nearly ten years of existence, is a pioneer project in this region and one of the biggest. Every year, in the beginning of November, takes place the "kiwindima" (kiwifruit harvest), a real full-weekend of activity, typical gastronomy and true companionship, space for new friendship/cultural exchange, involving more than 60 men and women, between doctors, farmers, lawyers, businessman, teachers, students and so on (child allowed).
  • LocationPortugal, Aveiro, Oliveirinha

  • Work
  • Type of work Farmstay
  • Hours per day 5
  • Work requirements: Joy and... Water-resistant shoes. Each participant just has to pick up the kiwifruit, manual and stand-up, in a kindly way, for some hours during a day, and with various typical regional and delicious coffeebreaks. It´s a light activity, for all ages (8-80), that doesn´t need special skills. The brieffing takes 5 minutes. We recommend water-resistant shoes and light wear, according to average weather forecast (10-15 Celsius, average).
  • Host's preferences
  • Availability: Send a message to inquire.
  • Duration of stay: 2-3 days (NEXT HARVEST IN 2020: 6 till 8 and 13 till 15 of NOVEMBER)
  • Maximum number of helpers: 6
  • Last minute requests: Okay
  • Host
  • Languages:English, Spanish, French and Portuguese
  • Has pets? Farm birds
  • Smokes at home? No
  • Accommodation: Good accomodation in a rebuilt old traditional portuguese farmhouse, family-owned. Individual rooms, with option for kingsize bed, first floor or groundfloor.
    Inserted in the farm, with a lot of garden facilities, trees and grass.
  • Additional info
  • Aveiro is the nearby city, only 5 km away, and with regular bus available allday around. There are good outdoor walks/tracks nearby, museums, sealife, beachs and river delta in Vouga lagoon.