Help our forest garden project rebuild and replant after the fires and stay with a National Geographic photographer in Palmela, Portugal




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  • Beschreibung


    My name is Matthieu. I have been a photographer for over 20 years, and an active National Geographic photographer for the last 12 years. My wife (she is German, we met in Indonesia) and I bought a beautiful terraced land near Palmela, overlooking a valley called Vale dos Barris. During confinement, we improved the land with a connection to our 2 springs, permaculture vegetable garden, water tank made from an old wash basin etc. We have olive and pomegranate trees and a growing forest. We have planted several hundreds of trees so far, and plan to plant a lot more in coming months!

    Following a forest fire on July 13th 2022 that burned the edge of the forest, we are rehabilitating the land and expanding our forest project after the fire cleaned new areas of our land. There is a silver lining in everything...

    Right now we have an Urgent Need for :
    - rebuilding basic outdoor wooden structure, like kitchen and tool shed - they all burnt in the fire.
    - We also need to plant about 30+ trees and 80+ aromatic plant in new terraces that were created post fire.

    We are looking for help as soon as possible for all this type of work. It's great if you are fine doing physical exercise, as the land is terraced, we do walk up and down, we call it "agrofitness"! 😅

    You might be hosted in our beautiful wood interior van that has electricity and a kitchen, right on top of the land, or in a tent. We provide all the food you want, but we ask that you cook for yourself. The unusual circumstance of the fire that burnt 2 of our brick houses and our outdoor kitchen, makes it more complicated to cook for people, at least for now.

    More about the PROJECT:
    We have been implementing a vast forest garden on the lower part of land that comprises of 14 terraces and a couple of pond system. We have planted around 80 fruits trees, and thousands of cuttings of endemic species, vines etc. we have a pond system as well.

    More about the FAMILY:
    We have 2 boys, Timo (11) and iluka (15). Both our kids are born on the road (one in Hong Kong, the other in Istanbul) and speak German, French, English and Portuguese. Our boys are home-schooled. We are a truly multicultural family, love sharing our travels (we have been to most countries in Asia) and we have been living since 3 years inside the Arrabida Nature Park, just 35mn south of Lisbon.

    Please write "pineapple" in your message when you contact us, so we know you have read our description (as we get lots of request). Thanks, love and light.

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten

  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    We have travel the world for the last 20 years and look forward to hearing about your life, and introduce you to the local markets, area etc. We are passionate about good food, music and world culture.

  • 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


    - wood work / carpentry
    - help work on design of pond and water system, digging terraces etc
    - Help with occasional cooking (we love cooking!), shopping etc
    - general housekeeping and basic building

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Deutsch: Fließend
    Englisch: Fließend
    Französisch: Fließend

  • Unterkunft


    You either stay with us at our home or in our van (electricity, water, kitchen, all wood covered), near our house, about 12 minutes drive from our home.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    We are inside the Arrabida Nature Park, so it's a perfect place if you like nature.
    It's an exchange: we are excited to host you , and should you come with a respectful and positive attitude to help us and take part in the activities. We are looking forward to it! :)

  • 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

    Dieser Gastgeber bietet Platz für Wohnmobile.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

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    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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