Help us to create a paradise with help to build a food forest and enjoy living in the wilderness - Portugal

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello workawayers.
    Welcome to our site.
    We are Ton and Annemieke, a Dutch couple. We're travellers, but bought a piece off land (7 Hectares) in Portugal, the end of july 2018.
    We will live here in our truck, when we don't travel. At the moment we don't have much facilities. We' made a compost toilet . We go to the village to get water. Have a primitief outdoor shower. We have a caravan, a tent and a little indoor space with woodstove. If you have your own campervan, that would be great. There is space enough to find a nice spot in our valley. In the future we want to create off-grid camper spaces for adventurous travellers.
    We're easy going. Love to create things and love to live outside in nature.
    Annemieke is vegetarian, Ton eats meat so now and than. Vegans are welcome too.
    We have a dog, Lotte., and since November a little puppy who just came to our land, hungry and lost. We called him Paco and we didn't find a new home for him, so he can stay. It's a funny little dog, he has no problems with other dogs. Lotte is doing well with other dog's too. so it's no problem to bring your dog! Since January we have a third dog, also a lost one who came to our property. Hungry and in bad condition. He has leishmania. After a crowdfunding we start to give him the right medications. He is a big sweet dog. Loves female dogs! He lives outside on our property.
    Since April we do have chickens too.
    We want to create a food Forrest. This winter we found out that it's too cold for many trees in our valley, we hope that some trees will survive! We started to make a few vegetable gardens on different levels.
    This spring we will build a outdoor kitchen and shower. Welcome to help us with that! Also an other compost toilet . Still many plans we like to realize!
    We have about 150 olive trees. We have been harvesting them; great to do! Welcome in November/December to join us!!
    Other work is to clean the land. It hasn't been used for many years, so many treasures are overgrown. We have to clean the wells as well. There is water in them again, after a dry summer
    Our land is about 3 km to the nearest village, 20 minutes north of Castelo Branco, 1 hour from the highest mountain in Portugal. We have a car and can show you around.
    So, as you can read, we don't have much to offer, but you can be sure; we're very nice company :-)

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We can learn you a lot about gardening. We like to do things together.
    We can show you around in the area, visit the highest mountain, or go swimming in the lake, 5 minutes from here. So long as our river is running you can bath under the waterfall (if you like cod water!) You can go on a bike (we have 2) or motorbike (we have 1) and hiking, or have a walk with the dogs. Or just be lazy in a hammock.
    We will provide 3 meals a day. Mostly vegetarian, sometimes we have meat. If you have a diet, please let us know, so we can see if we can offer that.
    We don't have wifi, but their is a good 4G signal and you can use our hotspot.

  • Help

    Help

    You don't need to have any skills, but it's nice when you're interested in gardening, olive harvest or creating a food forrest. And if you like to build and create things out off nothing!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Dutch, Englisch, German, French, Norsk

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    If you have your own campervan, that would be great, because we don't have much facilities at the moment. We do have tents and a caravan and a little indoor space with wood stove. Please bring your own sleeping bag.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Local transport is 3 km's away. There are a few city's nearby (30 minutes) There is a lake 5 minutes(by car) 20 minutes walking from here where you can swim, fish or take the canoe .
    If you like the silence and the milky way ; this is the right spot for you.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week






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