Experience an off-grid eco homestead with permaculture garden and food forest in Alentejo, Portugal




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  • Beschreibung


    Located a few km from the beaches of Zambujeira do Mar in Alentejo, SW Portugal, we are Jason and Isabel, a Swiss/English couple with a young family living on a beautiful, off-grid homestead of 5.7ha.

    We're looking for help with the renovation of an old caravan, that will be turned into a home. Ideal would be someone who can work with wood /carpenter and has experience with renovation and DIY.

    Our passion project for Setpember is the build of a wooden mini ramp for skateboarding on. if you have any experience with the build of a mini ramp, hit us up!

    By September we will be starting to work on the garden and the autumn months will be dedicated to creating new areas of the vegetable garden, Hugelbeds, planting trees (end of October onwards), making terraces in the food forest and maintaining our permaculture garden.

  • Arten von Arbeit

    Arten von Arbeit

    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten

  • 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

    Between us, we speak English, German and French, and we are passionate about sustainable living. The land is beautiful and relatively untouched - lots to do and lots of satisfaction from learning new skills and seeing real progress made!
    Our friend Emma is living with us on the land and has a forest school like child care on our land. Both our boys are unschooled and we are always happy to meet like minded people and families.

    We mainly work in the garden, renovate and build new things. The work is very diverse and you can learn a lot about the different tasks and challenges of daily life off grid. We are also keen surfers with a beautiful, uncrowded beach just a 5 min bike ride away. We have two guest bikes.

  • Arbeit


    Its been 3 years since we went Off Grid and our workaways have been there every step of the way, helping us to kick start our dream to live sustainably and self-sufficiently on our own land. We are two years into the project and, with a baby, a five-year old, three dogs and three cats on the team, there is lots happening and plenty to do.

    The big 2020 project on the land is the renovation of the caravan, that will be turned into a home. Ideal would be someone who can work with wood, has carpentry experience and has experience with renovation and DIY.

    By late September we will be starting to work on the garden again and the autumn months will be dedicated to creating new areas of our permaculture garden as well as maintaining what is growing during this period. In our Food Forest we will be creating Hugelbeds and terraces and we have over 500 trees to plant from the end of October onwards. Some of the trees are part of our reforestation project - baby coark oaks. Other trees are fruite trees for the garden and food forest. If you are into trees and love them as much as we do, we would be happy to hear from you.

    We are looking for positive and motivated people who have a passion for nature and off grid living and like children. If you are into, carpentry, permaculture, alternative education, good food and maybe even like to surf - get in touch, we would be happy to host you. Otherwise no special skills/experience necessary, but you should enjoy working hard with your hands.

    A daily (vegetarian or vegan ) lunch is provided from Mon-Fri. Breakfast and dinner will be self catered by you. On some weekends we also invite you to join us for pizza from our clay wood fired pizza oven :)

    For volunteers staying in our accommodation, we ask for 20 hours per week / 4 hours per day.
    For volunteers staying in their own camper van, we ask for 15 hours per week / 3 hours per day.

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    German: Fließend
    English: Fließend
    French: Fließend

  • Unterkunft


    For accommodation, during summer we have two cosy tents with a mattress to sleep in and our lovely horsebox bus 'Glesni' is the shared space to hang out, cook in the fully equipped kitchen and use for what ever you need it. There is a compost toilet for your use. We also have freecamping space for guests in their own camper van.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    Stunning beaches and cliff walks all within walking distance. Surfing/bodyboarding - we can provide surfboards if needed. And we currently one bike which can be used. There is a regular bus service from Zambujeira to local towns and a daily service to Lisbon. But if you would come with your own car, it will give you much more independence.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

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    3-4 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 447426474628