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The budget of a WWOOFer

Lets talk about money. Before my WWOOFing adventure I thought hard about how much money I should bring with me. I would be going for approximately 23 days. The bulk of my expenditure was going to go on travel (i.e. buses, train fare etc.) and the rest of it would go on small purchases that I […]

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Feira da Castanha (Chestnut festival)

November is a popular month for chestnut festivals across the whole of Portugal. Last Saturday I went with Nuno to a chestnut festival in the nearby village of Soito, Serra do Açor. When we turned up there was a heap of straw ablaze on the street cobbles, an accordion playing and people dancing together. What an […]

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Working in the valley

Nuno, my host, owns a large plot of land in a valley near the centre of the Serra do Açor. He wants gradually develop it into a glamping site which, for those that don’t know, is glamorous camping in tipis, bell tents, wigwams, or yurts. Nuno’s site is very beautiful. He has about six waterfalls […]

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Off into the mountains I go

I stayed at Alfredo’s place for 10 days in the South of Portugal and then, as planned, moved onto my next host. I learnt so much in those 10 days and met some great people. I learnt a bit of Portuguese (and Dutch!), how to look after chickens, a bit about the ins and outs […]

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And so the real work begins!

Alfredo had two jobs that he wanted completing before I went on my way to my next Wwoofing place. The first was to clear the trees and invasive vegetation surrounding a pretty wooden cabin by his lake. This would take about 3 or 4 days. The second job was to prune the olive trees in […]

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