We are Dimitris (Greek/German, don't speak German though) and Helena (French/Portuguese). Out of our love for a healthy lifestyle, we left our jobs, and moved next to the forest, in a peaceful property with its own swimming pool (17m x 7m), garden with pomegranate/fig/apple/pear/orange/avocado/lemon/persimmon trees, and lots of grass to walk around, talk, and share experiences.
At the far side of the garden (separated from the parking location and the main house), our chickens provide us with fresh eggs daily, and our sheeps give us a sense of calmness (we don’t eat them, they are our “gardeners”).
We are both working from home, and we love welcoming visitors, and helping them find peace while staying with us.
For a beautiful stay, for an additional fee and based on availability, we also:
Prepare breakfast or lunch
Provide access to the swimming pool
Provide tango classes (Dimitris has been a tango dancer for 11 years and author of two best selling tango books)
Provide lower back pain release session (Dimitris is a certified Fascia Trainer Lower Back Franklin method instructor, specializing in lower back pain and increasing mobility and range of motion)
Provide access to a kitchen for cooking and washing dishes (does not have warm water).
Offer access to a suite (double bed, individual complete bathroom with shower)
Offer access to all the trees to collect your daily fruits (depends on the period of the year)
Provide fresh eggs
Provide homemade creams made with organic ingredients
Provide access to washing machine for clothes
Offer access to water we pump from the earth (we use it for cleaning, washing dishes, taking showers)
If you are into reading you can borrow (free) English books related to personal development, healthy life, marketing, and business (Dimitris used to be the CEO of on of the biggest marketing and personal development companies in Europe, before he decided to leave everything behind and focus on tango, his passion).
Overall, we want our guests to feel safe, comfortable, and peaceful.
The house is surrounded by green, from grass to fruit trees to a forest right in front of us with some cute little trails and a little river.
The only thing that reminds us of traffic here is the horn of the local fisherman who passes 5 mornings per week to sell fresh fish.
During the autumn and winter mornings you can see a thin layer of fog covering the forest closeby, that slowly dissolves under the sun's warmth.
If you decide to swim in the pool during the night, you just need to open the pool's underwater lights and, if the sky is clear, swim under the stars (keep in mind though that the pool is not heated).
We have space for 4 caravans/motorohome, but we prefer to only have two at a time, except special occasions.
Both me and Helena work from home, so we can be around if you need us on short notice.
If you feel like going horse riding or kayaking (the river is one of the easiest you can find), let us know and we can book it for you.
When it comes to the parking spots, you will park next to the swimming pool.
The ground is flat, and it is easy to park it.
The sanitary facilities
If you opt in for access to a kitchen for cooking and washing dishes, to a suite (double bed, individual complete bathroom with shower), you can access it 24/7.
You can access the washing machine for clothes only during the day, between 10am-6pm.
The kitchen is equipped with a microwave oven, tableware, and pans.
If something is missing, you simply let us know and we bring it from the house.
If you opt in for access to the kitchen, you can also charge small devices (mobiles, laptops, tablets).
You can book private Tango classes or Lower back pain release and mobility sessions with Dimitris on short notice.
We can book for you kayaking (~3.5 hours at a calm river, with as many breaks as you need) or horse riding sessions.
In Coimbra, about 7 minutes away from here by car, you can also do paddle on the river.
Our swimming pool is open 24/7.
You can also take a 30 minute walk in the forest closeby.
In walking distance you can also find a bakery, pharmacy, restaurant, a mini market, and ATM.
We believe in the beauty of people.
We all have inside us stories to share, love to give, and passions to explore.
We are looking for people that will respect the calmness and peace of this place.
Possibility of breakfast (€6 / person)
Omellete made out of fresh eggs we collect from our chickens, bread, juice or coffee or tea, fruits.
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.
The best place to stay in coimbra!
Very welcoming hosts, who come to chat, access to the pool, to the fruits of the garden.
Very quiet and relaxing surroundings, perfect for rest.
We met more than hosts but friends!
Dimitris and Helena welcomed us with great pleasure and a smile
The garden is nice with sheep and chickens
The kitchen, toilet, shower and swimming pool are at your disposal, which is a good point.
Our first stay with Homecamper was a complete success. A beautiful place with a very sympathetic family. We will definitely come again.