Accommodation is in a converted town house right next to the River Sorraia in the town of Coruche. It is used by visiting researchers, volunteers with whom we may share some of our time. It offers basic yet comfortable shared sleeping accommodation in bunk bed style (4 persons per room) with communal bathrooms and cooking facilities. There is a washing machine for washing clothes and places to sit and relax during downtimes. The location provides an ideal place from which to explore the surrounding countryside and river system.
Transport will be in local cars/local government minibus and most journey are relatively short (c. 30-45mins).
Food will be prepared by two trainees cooking for the rest of the team on a rota basis. Washing up will be done by two other people. Both activities will rotate around the group throughout the field trip time. The small kitchen has a hob, oven, microwave, toaster and kettle.
Lunch and breakfast can be prepared together or separately. There is a water filter in one of the rooms for trainees to refill water bottles. We encourage a vegetarian diet for a more sustainable way of eating, but if a few trainees agree they would like to have meat or fish, this can be arranged. If specific ingredients are needed, please ask. As little food waste as possible is encouraged. If any trainee has a food allergy and would feel more comfortable preparing their food separately, please let us know.