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Pensão Francisca

Brejo de Baixo, Almagreira - Vila Do Porto PORTUGAL
Stone wall construction
You build some natural stone walls to protect the land and avoid erosion. For that you should be in good shape ;), the hight of the walls is around 80-100 cm, width approx. 40/50 cm. There are about 20 m or more to build.
Sintropia - permaculture
we look for someone that likes to work in our experimental sintropia field in exchange for a stay. Work to do: cutting grass, trimming hedges and with that material mulch the plants.
Carpenter for our organic farm
Build a structure to protect the bees place and a little shack and might some other structures.
Woodman or gardener for our organic farm
Take care of our organic forestgarden, do some cleaning, cutting trees, pruning fruit trees, cutting grass - so it would be great you have some permaculture experience.
Visit us on the intimate Island of Santa Maria, Azores, a paradise yet unspoiled by tourism. Experience the spirit of Santa Maria, and enjoy the abundance of nature on offer.

Here we are blessed with year round sunshine, which is only occasionally interupted with rainfall. Often there is a deep and silent calm before a raging storm. Our calm, crystal clear waters are infused with deep blue and turquoise colours, and on occasion disturbed by wild, roaring waves.

You can attempt a hike across fields engulfed in ancient stonewalls, or climb steep trails on the vineyard covered slopes of Maia and São Lourenço.

Take a moment to catch your breath and admire the fantastic views from Pico Alto, where you can gaze out over the vast Atlantic Ocean, and surrounding villages of Almagreira, Santa Barbara, São Pedro and Vila do Porto.

Enjoy a coffee in one of the many small, traditional, taverns. There are a thousand reasons to visit us..

We are a little ECO B&B with three modern rooms located quite centrally on the plateau of "Tremoçal", close to the village of Almagreira. Within a 35 min walk you will find the famous beach "Praia Formosa", and the closest store and coffee bar are 600 m away. At the small Café/Bar "A Moagem" (former mill of Almagreira) you can get cheap but tasty typcal food. Explore the beautiful Island of Santa Maria by foot, bike/E-bike, or rental car or hitch-hiking - you will enjoy it!
Meanwhile we run a organic farm as well - where you would come in, we need help with the farm but not with the B&B. You stay at the B&B but work in the farm in exchange for room and board.

We are looking forward to your visit.

Warmest regards, Franziska & Christian
  • Breakfast included
  • Private parking
  • Free wifi
  • Heating
  • Smoke friendly
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Games for children
  • Laundry

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Hey, I'm Christian

Travel, nature, organic farming, fishing.