We are an ongoing community project where we attend to manifest an ecological neighborhood with 15-20 legal eco-homes for short and long-term stay, we work to plant a food forest and manage the land with love, respect, and modesty in order to create harmony between the human needs and the rest of the ecosystem. In December 2019 We bought 10.4 hectares of a farm in the east of Portugal.
The land is rich and has a lot of productive fruit trees, fertile vegetable gardens, corcks, and vines, the farm is connected to the main electricity, we have a big farmhouse and plenty of water sources, drinkable deep water, a nice pond for swimming and irrigation, 2 wells and a pool that gather the roof water in the winter.
At the moment, we are 15 adults and 5 children in the group. most of the members of the community still lives in Israel while the pioneers' team is working on the farm as representors of the group.
We have many different tasks on the farm, in the gardens, renovation of more areas in the farmhouse, so more people be able to live here nicely, we reuse pallet wood and create nice furniture and art from it, we cook beautiful healthy vegetarian food and love to exchange recipes...
We are asking for 5 hours a day 3 days a week.
Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
Hilfe mit Computer /Internet
We are experienced volunteers and travelers, and we can provide a nice exchange of stories and knowledge, tips on how to travel smartly and on a low budget...
We love to share our skills with natural building, woodwork, gardening, and farm work.
We are educators and love to bring a sense of exploration to our work on the farm.
The land is full of wildlife and places to find peace in nature, to wonder, and have a deep connection with the lush ecosystem that we are part of.
We are foodies! Love to invent new creative cooking ideas, combine Mediterranean cuisine, and add our own unique touch, working in a nicely equipped kitchen, with good quality products can be a nice way to increase healthy cooking inspiration.
We are creating a community, exploring communication methods, caring, sharing, and co-create in harmony and cooperation, this process is challenging and requires personal will to go out of our comfort zone, and be ready to get triggered...
We have many deferent tasks on the farm, in the gardens, watering, weeding, planting and designing new gardens, taking care of the trees, giving them manure, cutting old branches, clearing pass ways from grass and bushes, we need help with the renovation of more areas in the farmhouse, so more people be able to live here nicely, working with clay from the land. We make the place artistic and decorated and would love good hands for that.
We are creating a new hospitality area on their farm, so - a lot of terraces work, stone, wood, and dirt work! (:
we reuse pallet wood and make nice furniture and art from it, our helpers usually cook amazing vegetarian food and eat together as a tribe.
We are asking for 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week.
Portugiesisch: Gute Kenntnisse
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We would love to explore language with songs and games we create.
In winter, workers will stay on the gallery floor in the main house, with beds, sheets, and blankets. The house is warm and peaceful.
In the summertime, we are offering a camping area, with tents, mats, sleeping bags & sheets, mosquito nets, and hammocks. there is a nice clear area, about 200 meters from the farmhouse, a natural area between the trees, a 1-minute walk from the pond, with privet compost toilets, and shade threw the whole day.
the communal house is equipped with a nice kitchen, a modern hot/ cold shower, and a chest freezer where we store fruits for shakes and cool drinking water.
We provide a light breakfast, such as smoothies/porridge/ coffee, and cookies.
* Check out what we are offering please before messaging us.
In the free time, we recommend to wonder around the land, sit under the amazing old corks and enjoy the peaceful nature, if you are a swimmer - the pond will be a nice place for training or just for relaxation under the shade we made there.
in the area there are 2 small villages, where buses pass twice a day from the town of Castelo Branco (35 minutes ride). one of those villages has a nice restaurant, a cafe and a bakery. there are 3 big lakes in 30 minutes drive from the farm, some natural springs and rivers. we will try to have a tour day with our van once a week and you are welcome of curse.
in case that the bus is not available, We can pick up volunteers from Castelo Branco if needed, from Penamacor or somewhere in between.
There are some local events Were many farmers from the area exchange / sell second hand stuff and celebrate life together, there is the famous village of Monsanto from the medieval times, that attracts hundreds of tourists from all over the world.
We do not eat meet/ fish in the farm, please don't bring it with you.
We separate garbage and bring them to be recycled, we ask to respect that and help us with that.
We take photos and videos of the work, so please mention if you don't like to be with your photos online.
Our internet excess is with wifi and is limited for volunteers after 16:00 every day in the communal area of the farm house, for it to serve all needs, it will not be for watching online movies etc.
*At the moment we did not find any insurance for volunteers in Portugal, nor for visitors in the farm. so, we will ask you upon arrival to sign a document that you take full responsibility for any damage or lose you mite experience while volunteering with us. we highly recommend to have privet travel insurance before you join our team.
Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang
Wir besitzen Tiere
Wir sind Raucher
We have very good Wifi in the village, which is unlimited and can host up to 32 people at the same time. our program gives you 4 days a week for your online work, and 3 days with us outside so you can enjoy both worlds and explore more possibilities in life.
We have space for a camper-van or trailer until 9 meters long, close to the house, possible to be connected to main electricity/drinking water.
mehr als zwei
Maximum 5 hours a day, 3 days a week