Live a sustainable off-grid life in central Portugal




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  • Beschreibung


    Would you like to live in our beautiful off-grid peaceful paradise we have helped create with nature?
    Would suit a couple of Independent, practical people who love being in nature away from the kaos of urban life.
    OLIVE SEASON SOON! We have over 30 beautiful old abundant majestical trees that need harvesting 1st 2 weeks in NOVEMBER. The weather should still be mild here in Portugal & its great fun picking olives in a group. Climb trees, gather the olives, lots of pruning of these trees this year and afterwards a trip to the local press where you see the extraordinary magic at work. The olives turned to delicious golden oil.

    We have been busy upgrading our glamping area with a new shower block and another compost toilet, which atm are still in the process of completion. Many exciting projects happening at our Quinta that you will learn & gain valuable experience from. No skills required ( for olive picking) but some tasks can be physical manual work!
    Sebastien is from France originally and lived in Switzerland then Indonesia where he met Felicity from Uk. We moved to Portugal 5 years ago with our cat Odin travelling around in a truck searching for the dream land, we found it and now work very hard to maintain our shared vision. This land is set on the edge of a village near Tabua & Oliveria do hospital. Sebs passion is music & cooking and Felicity has a small ethical clothing business, together we combine our creativity and develop a magical space in which to grow.

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten

  • UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    Keine Armut
    Kein Hunger
    Gesundheit und Wohlergehen
    Hochwertige Bildung
    Sauberes Wasser und Sanitärversorgung
    Bezahlbare und saubere Energie
    Menschenwürdige Arbeit und Wirtschaftswachstum
    Industrie, Innovation und Infrastruktur
    Weniger Ungleichheiten
    Nachhaltige Städte und Gemeinden
    Nachhaltige Konsum- und Produktionsmuster sicherstellen
    Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz
    Leben unter Wasser
    Leben an Land
    Frieden, Gerechtigkeit und starke Institutionen
    Partnerschaften zur Erreichung der Ziele
  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Volunteers will have the opportunity to Learn & connect with nature and live sustainably and off-grid in an alternative lifestyle in a peaceful rural environment in the countryside away from the busy noisy polluted rat race of modern society.

    The seasons vary but you can learn about the various trees and fruits and nuts, pruning & harvesting,
    We have ancient olive trees that we harvest to eat and produce olive oil that you can pick in November and watch the oil extraction process in the local mill.
    Some fruit we produce we make into alcohol where you can see the process in the local lagar.
    Learn about some permaculture techniques & gardening, Various food preserving techniques or forage for wild foods in the forests.
    Learn about the culture here in Portugal and pick up the Portuguese language from the friendly villagers, or improve your French or English with us!

    There is a lot of wildlife that visits the gardens where you see evidence of wild boars & Listen to the abundance of birds & frogs singing.
    We also have 19 Beehives that are thriving really well and knowledge can be shared from the beekeeper who sometimes visits.

  • Projekte mit Kindern

    Projekte mit Kindern

    Dieses Projekt schließt möglicherweise den Umgang mit Kindern ein. Mehr Informationen findest du in unseren Verhaltensregeln und Tipps hier.

  • Arbeit


    We're looking for people to get involved with us to maintain our farm, 5 hectares of lush terraces and enchanted oak woodlands. We'd really appreciate help with the ongoing care that's needed to manage this beautiful land.
    We have done most of the hard graft in clearing bushes and brambles but there's still lots to do. Trees to be felled.,wood to be chopped. Streams to be cleared, ponds to be dug..or love to be given in pruning various trees and general land management.
    Our organic vegetable garden has been recently redesigned & now supplies us with delicious homegrown food! Weeds always need removing and depending on the season some veg may need planting.

    The land is very diverse and we feel very lucky to have found such a special place with so much potential to create different areas within this Quinta.
    People with skills in construction & woodwork are extremely welcome as we love to bring these ideas together & create reality!

    We plan to build a music retreat in the future and extra compost toilets & shower rooms will need to be built.

    We are looking for enthusiastic hands-on practical & creative people ideally with skills and knowledge we can all share.

    Tasks can be physical but always enjoyable especially in the idyllic natural environment and sunny climate.

  • Sprachen

    Gesprochene Sprachen
    Englisch: Fließend
    Französisch: Fließend

    Dieser Gastgeber bietet Sprachaustausch an
    Dieser Gastgeber gibt an, dass er dir gern seine Muttersprache beibringt oder selbst eine Sprache lernen möchte.
    Bitte wende dich direkt an ihn, um weitere Auskünfte zu erhalten.

  • Unterkunft


    We have clean and tidy caravans and a tent, if you are traveling in your van or camper we have plenty of level space to park up under the olive trees next to the pretty stream.

    Monday-Friday we offer lunch and dinner prepared by Sebastien who is an amazing qualified french chef. Meals are delicious wholesome, healthy & mostly vegetarian.
    We will provide cereal for breakfast and there's some basic equipment in the caravan if you wish to cook for yourselves.

    There is a compost toilet and the newly built shower block but only supplies cold water is atm, alternatively, there is a basic 15L hand-pumped system, where the water can be heated.
    All our water is pumped from the well, which we filter or we visit a local spring.

    Weekdays we work, weekends we do our own thing. We do not provide food for you on the weekends. There are local restaurants and cafes to eat at on the weekends if you can't cook for yourselves.

    Any questions please message us.
    Look forward to hearing from you.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    The valley where we live has a lively alternative crowd of dwellers, aswell as welcoming locals.
    There is a big river a short distance where you can swim or fish if you have a rod, the village is 10 min walk and has a cafe and bakery both with free wifi. The nearby towns have local markets and amenities, Sierra Estrella mountains are not so far and there's lots of beautiful walks in the surrounding nature.
    There are numerous river beaches close by and the ocean is an hour's drive. Porto is 2 hrs away and there is a train station and bus station close by in neighboring towns.
    We can provide mountain bikes and we go regularly into town if you wanted to visit.
    We are lucky enough not to be touched by the recent fires so our trees provide shade where you can do yoga or meditate in a peaceful environment.

    We would ideally prefer to host a couple or friends who are travelling together. Solo travellers are also welcome.
    Non-smokers preferred during the summer season due to high fire risks.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    We have plenty of flat land to accommodate any size living vehicle with great access for bigger trucks.

  • Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    we have 3 cats so no dogs sorry, if you're travelling with your feline then they are welcome :)

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

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    5 hours a day 5 day a week

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