Help us plant an agroforest in Alentejo, Portugal



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  • Beschreibung


    Here we are in Montemor-o-Novo, Alentejo, Portugal, on a beautiful land called Quinta das Valentas, meaning, Farm of the brave women. I didn't make this up, it's been it's name for decades!

    My name is Isabel and I had a great opportunity to buy this piece of heaven 10 months ago - 600 meters of river, 8.5 hectares, 4 water mines, 1 water mill, 2 houses, 1 carpentry and a looooot to plant!

    I've been living here for 6 years and I've always had a strong connection to this land and felt a great responsibility to protect it.
    My focus is to plant a beautiful forest, regenerate the river and provide a safe space for beautiful people and wild animals to stay or circulate. Everything I do in this land aims to regenerate and reforest it and also provide a safe, educational and creative space for the people who inhabit it.

    Professionally I do project management and communication. I manage a project where I spread knowledge on land regeneration, creating a bridge between biologists and their complex technical knowledge and the general audience. I also organize workshops, events, festivals, etc, through a project I co-created .

    I live here with Gaucho, a good friend who does carpentry, construction, welding and fine works with wood (decoration, musical instruments, art, etc). We're both working on constructing basic infrastructures and recovering ruins on our land, but we also love to get creative and produce handicrafts.

    Jerico, the dog, is definitely the responsible one, Gaia is the crazy young doggie and Spirou the cat commands us all. We love animals and they are very welcome as long as their owners take responsibility and good care.

    The rest of the family comes and goes, I have an open house for visits and people that want to spend time working, learning, relaxing or helping out on the farm.

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    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

    For the ones helping more with the plantings, once a week you will have an orientation day with a portuguese agroforestry master who is managing all the plantings around here. You will have the opportunity to meet a lot of interesting people that are focused and working on land regeneration, permaculture, agroforestry. We will have open days and workshops on agroforestry, and a lot of Ajudadas, which are big open days where we invite all our friends to do mass plantings.
    You will also have the opportunity to work on our carpentry and building small structures, learning with a carpenter that has more than 35 year's of experience.

    We're also part of a bigger family that is Montemor-o-Novo, a super artistic and creative small city where a lot of our friends live. It's a city full of associations and projects that work on sculpture, cinema, animation, puppetry, theater, architecture, community development, local production and land regeneration. We have cultural activities every weekend and we do singing encounters and rehearsals regularly, specially focused on Cante Alentejano, a local traditional singing.

    Montemor-o-Novo is a beautiful place to feel a strong sense of community and friendship, where people gather to help each other but also to just celebrate life. We do beautiful parties!

  • Arbeit


    Right now we need help to plant a 1,5 hectare of forest and fruit trees, so we need to:
    - make cuttings and collect seeds;
    - seed, plant around 3.000 trees and prepare covering crops;
    - produce bio-fertilizers and manage the worm farm;
    - manage the plant and trees nursery;
    - clean the river margins from invasive plants and substitute with local ones;
    - clear space from spontaneous trees, open pathways to the river, etc;

    We will also be building:
    - dry toilets;
    - outdoor kitchen;
    - porches;
    - bigger tree nursery;
    - a new carpentry atelier.

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Englisch: Fließend
    Portugiesisch: Fließend
    Spanisch: Gute Kenntnisse

  • Unterkunft


    - 2 caravans, each one with it's own kitchen, next to the river;
    - 1 shared room on the main house.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    Our house is 2km away from the city, so it's very easy to have an independent life and move around walking or biking.
    You can participate on many different activities, such as theater, yoga, singing, jam sessions, chess, football, etc.

    We've never hosted Workawayers, so we would love to find someone with a sense of community but also independent of their tasks, someone who loves to learn but who doesn't look for all the answers at once, someone who loves to communicate openly but who's not invasive. We're all in our own path, continuously learning about nature, community, relationships and personal processes.

    We're absolutely closed to racists, fascists, xenophobes, sexists and people who manifest any kind of disrespect or authoritarianism towards others. We are very strict on this one.

  • 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

    I have very fast internet and a big living room where I usually do the office work.

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Dieser Gastgeber bietet Platz für Wohnmobile.

  • Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    As long as you take good care of your pet and stay aware that he doesn't destroy anything, runs to the road or hurts anyone.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

  • ...


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

Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 325143949185