Off grid farm in the making! Castelo Branco

  • Portugal
  • Bisher 19 mal gespeichert
  • Letzte Aktivität: 1 Jan. 2021




  • Beschreibung


    We, Katja (german) and Robin (english) have been dive instructors in Egypt for a while, been travelling/living in a camper for a year after that and did a big tour on our motorclyles in the USA and central america. Now we feel like enjoying farm life and bought a little olive farm last year and try to make it into an off grid home.
    We have a small stone house and a side building (the old stables) that we are renovating at the moment, while we are also expanding a veggie and fruit garden. Since a few weeks we have three sheep and of course a cat and a dog. Our first olive harvest is successfully over and we have now more time to work on all the rest again.

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Betreuung von Tieren
  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    For people who are looking into a lifestyle like ours, it can be interesting to see how much work and what kind of work a farm really is. Also to deal with off grid living in its advantages and disadvantages. Living with animals, taking care of them and trying to produce (some of) your own food and living more self sufficiently.

  • Arbeit


    The work on a farm never stops... there are the daily tasks like animal care and watering plants but also the improvements, renovating, building. So we can always use help in the garden (watering, planting, caring, weeding, making beds, trimming ...). As we are still in the progress of renovating the little stone house, we also look for help there. You dont need to be a professional but of course we wouldnt mind experience in areas like woodwork, carpentry, natural building ...
    The projects that are upcoming next:
    -a new floor in the stone house
    -renovating the stable so it can be used as a summer house
    -building a water tower with piping to the house
    -making more veggie beds
    -more sheep fencing

    We want you to feel free to tell us honestly about the kind of work you want to do or where your limits are. There are many small tasks, so you can pick and choose if you get tired of one job or don't feel like its your thing.

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Deutsch: Fließend
    Englisch: Fließend
    Französisch: Grundkenntnisse

  • Unterkunft


    We only managed to renovate the little stone house where we are living in ourselves at the moment. So at the moment we can only offer a tent as soon as it gets warm enough or ideally you have your own camper to stay in :) We do have a compost toilet and a hot indoor shower and an outside solar shower and of course a kitchen.

    We provide breakfast, lunch and dinner (mostly vegan, always vegetarian).

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    We are living outside a small town (Escalos de Baixo) which is a 10minutes walk from our farm. There is the Cafe Central with free Wifi and two little supermarkets, a pharmacy and an ATM machine. Nice walks in the suroundings are possible, the dog will be happy to join! Nearest big city is Castelo Branco, 15min by car. We go there often for shopping and you are welcome to join.
    Castelo Branco also has a train and bus station connected to the big cities. From the airport Lisbon the bus takes 2h30min and the train about 3h. There are slower and faster connection, depending if they go directly or not.

  • 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

  • ...


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

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