Join our fresh start up of eco farm comunity in Alentejo, Portugal



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    Hello there,
    Following an image, that had popped up infront of my inner eye and the unconcious input, that this shall be in Portugal, eventhough until then I never had the slightest interest in living there, I went for a visit asap after logdown in 2020, and just when deciding i should head back to Mallorca, Spain, where i had been living already for 22 years at the time, i actually found the land in the rough area of Alentejo, something in me was looking out for. It is located in the Vale do Guadiano Nature Park, about 20 km away from Mertola, 9 km away from the closest village, and ca 4 km away from a tiny aldea, yet really out in the boondocks, on a hillside, overlooking endless landscape, sometimes some of it with grazing beige and brown cows or herds of horses, sometimes sheep and only a couple of farms within kilometers . And in an instant I decided for these mindcalming 10 hectares with a small lake and a rip creek and a well in set in quite intact nature, with no electricity poles or other poles.
    Went back to Spain and in also just an instant I gave up my house, belongings and for a period of time it even seemed , my life, drove over to the neighbouring country with pretty much nothing, yet loads of optimism, and as I then experinenced , with great support of my friend, which was also very spontanious with his decision to come along.

    After a rought fall and winter with loads of rain while reconstructing a part of the new roof with my friend I had realized that we would need a whole load of support to get ahead.

    The idea is to create an ecological comunity farm with space also for visitors. This would briefly mean transforming the land in a more fertile ground, rebuilding the main house and the 3 small ruins for living, adding other adobe and wood buildings also for living /visitors/ working, as also a comunity space for yoga, dance, music and more. As important at least would be big veggie gardens, plantion of a lot of fruit and nut trees as keeping also some sheep to graze the land.
    So far we are 2 people, me, with origen in Germany and my friend Juan from Uruguay, plus 1 dog , a few chicken, and a couple of roosters.


    A raíz de una imagen, que había aparecido delante de mi ojo interior y la entrada inconsciente, que esto será en Portugal, aunque hasta entonces nunca tuve el más mínimo interés en vivir allí, fui para una visita tan pronto como "log-down" en 2020, y justo cuando la decisión de que debería volver a Mallorca, España, donde había estado viviendo ya durante 22 años en el momento, me encontré con la tierra en la zona áspera de Alentejo, algo en mí estaba buscando. Se encuentra en el Parque Natural de Vale do Guadiano, a unos 20 km de Mertola, a 9 km del pueblo más cercano, y a unos 4 km de una pequeña aldea, pero realmente en el campo, en una ladera, con vistas a un paisaje interminable, a veces con vacas de pastoreo de color beige y marrón o rebaños de caballos, a veces con ovejas y sólo un par de granjas en kilómetros. Y en un instante me decidí por estas alucinantes 10 hectáreas con un pequeño lago y un riachuelo y un pozo en plena naturaleza intacta, sin postes de electricidad ni de otro tipo.
    Volví a España y también en un instante dejé mi casa, mis pertenencias y durante un tiempo parecía que mi vida, y me fui al país vecino sin casi nada, pero con mucho optimismo, y como experimenté entonces, con el gran apoyo de mi amigo, que también fue muy espontáneo con su decisión de venir.

    Después de un otoño y un invierno muy duros, con mucha lluvia, mientras reconstruía una parte del nuevo tejado con mi amigo, me di cuenta de que necesitaríamos mucho apoyo para salir adelante.

    La idea es crear una granja comunitaria ecológica con espacio también para los visitantes. Esto significaría brevemente transformar la tierra en un terreno más fértil, reconstruir la casa principal y las 3 pequeñas ruinas para vivir, añadiendo otros edificios de adobe y madera también para vivir/visitar/trabajar, como también un espacio comunitario para yoga, danza, música y más. Tan importante como esto sería tener grandes huertos, planear muchos árboles frutales y de nueces, así como mantener algunas ovejas para pastar la tierra.
    Hasta ahora somos 2 personas, yo, con origen en Alemania y mi amigo Juan de Uruguay, además de 1 perro, algunas gallinas y un par de gallos.

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  • 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

  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    I have been a visual artist so far and my friend is a jewlery craftsman. Between the two of us we have basic knowledge and practical experience in pretty much all building areas. I have a lot of experience with morters and lime putties including tadelakt, which i have been working with over 20 years. my friend knows a lot about trees and plants. We are both hard workers. Though since recently suffering from an injury, so not all the way fit.
    I am happy to share my experience and knowledge in the arts, to share my native language german, yet also english in conversation or even written form, travellers could learn during the partcipation of the different building the processes about materials and their application, usage, techniques. Naturally one exchanges the different filosofies on things andlife by being toegther in such a way.

  • Arbeit


    We would be in need of people to empty the creek of trees and bushes in summer and autum before the rains, also to prune and cut dead trees, make firewood, to plant trees and veggies, help put in a regation system, help with the building of 1 small adobe and 2 wood log houses. there might be some work on the big house too, also it is nice if someone loves cooking and help with teh prepaartion of food for everyone.

  • Sprachen

    Gesprochene Sprachen
    Deutsch: Fließend
    Englisch: Fließend
    Spanisch: Fließend

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  • Unterkunft


    So far there are only tents to live in, as the main house is under total construction. Later on there will be wooden and adobe houses plus the main house for accomodation.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    There is a big artifical lake walking about 5 km, or driving by car to the other end of the lake in Mina do Santa Domingo. You can also have a swim in the Guidano river above Mertola in Praya fluvial Azenhas do Guadiano or Canais. It is really beautiful just to walk around the land. One can visit Mertola, with its castle and small alley ways, a sweet little town, about 20 k away, where you can also take a paddle boat along the river down to Alcoutim, Algarve. Its 1,5 hours to Tavira, the portoguise Venice in Algarve, and to the first beaches, others at the south coast take longer to get there. And the once on the west coast are about 3 hours away. there is an interesting place right out of Mertola"the convento", an old cloitser converted into an cultural/art center.

  • 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

    Internetconection is quiete ok before being in the middle of nowhere, but not enough for digital nomades. There is no wifi, as there is no electrical installation yet .

  • Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    We have a big dog, Mathilda, which would be happy to share the big land. Your pets would need to respect the chicken though.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

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    max 25 hours with 2 days off

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