Stunning reforestation and permaculture project by a river in Sandomil, in the Serra da Estrela Natural Park, Portugal

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  • Letzte Aktivität: 27 Juni 2024



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  • Beschreibung


    Hi we are Gary and Mālā (pronounced Mar-la)!

    We have a 12 hectare permaculture regeneration project in Portugal, boarded by a beautiful river. The river is lined with deciduous trees and there is terraced land with a large Olive grove, which we tend to. Over half of the land, is in need to reforesting, with native species, to transform what is currently a very unhappy Pine plantation. This region of the Sera De Estrella once had a diversity of over 60 species of tree. We would like to help that return, by careful land management and lots of planting!

    We would like to rebuild some of the ruins and create a large forest garden to grow food and medicine. Mālā is a herbalist and has started to grow a medicine garden. Gary's background is mainly gardening/building, with some electrical & plumbing skills. We love music. We have a black cat called Button and a white and black cat called Mapacho.

    There is a river at the bottom of the land and waterfalls going down to it from our top spring. There are plenty of dipping spots. There are parts of the riverbank which need gentle care-taking and some cutting back, so access is possible. There are other springs around the land and we would like to restore them to their former glory. We are vegetarian (mostly vegan) and we love to make tasty, fresh food each day, eventually this will all come from our garden. We don't drink alcohol, but there is a river bar only a 10 minute cycle ride away where the beers and wine are cheap (we have bikes you can use)!

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
    Hilfe mit Computer /Internet
  • 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

    Being part of a restoration project can be very rewarding. We are working for The Earth our home and the future of this planet. We are nature awareness advocates and spend time being still listening to what nature needs. Our experience with permaculture has taught us to watch and listen to the land and make intelligent systems that flow with the land. Mālā is happy to share her knowledge about medicinal plants, she loves hearing other people's stories and knowledge on this subject. She makes tinctures, creams, balms, deodorant, toothpaste and many other products in an effort to reduce plastic in our lives, as well as to have simple natural hand made and chemical free products. We love listening and hearing other peoples experiences and what makes people happy. We have found 7 springs so far on our land and restoring them to their original beauty and helping uncover them so they may flow again is one of our missions.

  • Arbeit


    We are looking for all vibrant and enthusiastic people, who have energy to bring to the project. Both skilled and unskilled welcome. Builders, carpenters, cabinet makers, eco-builders and designers for building projects very welcome indeed and would be a great asset, as we intend to rebuild the ruins and incorporate eco building techniques. We are also looking for adaptable and energetic people for many different tasks, there is always lots of gardening possibilities, as well as clearing out the springs on the land, digging and uncovering the old levada channels so the waters can flow across the land as they once did, path making, wall building, cleaning the walls from plant life and cutting back of brambles! The jobs are endless and varied and we can have some flexibility on things you are good at or would like to do.

  • Sprachen

    Gesprochene Sprachen
    Englisch: Fließend
    Spanisch: Grundkenntnisse
    Portugiesisch: Grundkenntnisse

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  • Unterkunft


    Bell tent and Tipi until some restoration projects are complete. We have mattresses to make your stay comfy. You are welcome in your own tents or vans too.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    We live near a beautiful big river that is a short distance away, which is fed by the smaller river on our land and there are plenty of swimming spots a short cycle ride away. There is one swim spot on our land and also lots of less deep dipping spots. We have a few waterfalls here too. There is also the Serra De Estrella Natural Park with beautiful mountains and rivers, a wonderful place to walk in nature. It is called Serra De Estrella, which means Mountain of Stars in English. The mountain twinkles with quartz crystal and is very beautiful. There are numerous other picturesque villages within an hour radius, worth visiting and exploring.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    We have a portable wifi box with very good signal, so when it is on you have unlimited internet access.

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    We have put in a track at the top of our land where a large van can be parked. There is a spot further down that smaller vans can access.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

  • ...


    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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