Be part of a Permaculture Farm in Sandomil, central Portugal

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Portugal

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  • Description

    Description

    You are welcomed to stay in this flourishing land, next to the mountains of Serra de Estrella in central Portugal. We live in a valley with the clean and fresh water of the Alva river, and an apple orchard of about 1000 trees.

    Our dream is to create a thriving ecosystem, providing as much for us than for all the wild life.

    We started the project 2 year ago. We restoring the orchard, rebuilding the old house, replanting part of the land and establishing a productive permaculture garden and food forest. We are now Certified Organic, so we can sell our produce in the local organic shop.

    We are a young family with 2 kids. We looking as much for people with experience and skills to share, than for newcomers that want to expand their world view and are curious about alternative life style.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can learn about :
    Permaculture :
    -philosophy and basics of permaculture
    -life soil
    -fire restoration
    -nutrient cycle in the ecosystem
    -Wild plants, wild edibles
    -mushroom identification and picking (october-march)
    -ground covers, nitrogen fixers, soil restauration

    Building :
    -working with wood, lime mortars and stone

    If interested : spiritual practice
    -meditation, shamanic journey, kundalini yoga, plant medicines

    More generally, the project is part of a global experiment for alternative life style. Portugal is a "hot spot", with a dense network of people trying to re establish a relationship with nature and a more respectful and fulfilling way of living. Being here is being part of this experiment.

  • Help

    Help

    Gardening : helping establishing a permaculture eden. Include :
    -planting trees and veggies
    -mulching (covering the ground to nourish and protect it)
    -making wood chips
    -harvesting fruits, veggies and wild plants
    -digging a pound and making earth work for water conservation
    -pruning
    -weeding, etc

    Building :
    -Restoration of a 100 year old stone ruin, using wood, lime mortar, etc

    General help with daily life task :
    -cooking and cleaning

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, French, Spanish, Portuguese

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will get a beautiful shaded spot to camp along the river - we provide you with the tent and gears if needed.

    You will get access to the communal building with kitchen - where you are free to make breakfast and teas anytime.

    You will be provided 3 (vegetarian) meals a day. 99% Organic food from a local shop.

    We can cook vegan food if needed. We expect you to help with cooking and cleaning the kitchen.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Please enjoy :
    -the beautiful river on the land, for swimming or relaxing on the beach
    -the wonderful neighboring comunity that can add to your social life, share music, make parties and ceremonies (all accessible walking)
    -the Nature all around, and the mountains (with the highest point of portugal 30km away)
    -the beautiful old village of Sandomil, and the lovely rural portuguese culture

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week.





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