Join our Permaculture farm & community on Madeira island, Portugal

  • Bisher 96 mal gespeichert
  • Letzte Aktivität: 17 Juli 2024



 Geforderte Mindest-Aufenthaltsdauer:  mindestens 1 Monat oder mehr



  • Beschreibung


    Our story starts 6 years ago, when Markus, the founder of the project, came to Madeira island with the vision of recovering an old agricultural land, regenerating it with Permaculture, and creating a self-sufficient community of like-minded people, that can live in harmony with Nature, while opening space for healing, cooperation and continuous learning. A big dream uniting a growing network of friends and helping hands.
    It is a very big place, a work in progress, and a learning process for everybody. There is still a lot of work to do in order to achieve the initial vision, and we appreciate the support of volunteers. We don't have an established management structure, we all contribute and do our best, so self-management, strong sense of initiative, empathy and clear communication is important if you want to easily integrate with the community.

    Currently we're an international team of 7 people, including a family with their kids, plus the volunteers who join us throughout the year.

    Please read thoroughly before contacting us and be mindful of the following:
    *Minimum expected commitment from volunteers is 2 months.
    *Be specific about your motivation, intentions, and how you think you can contribute to our project.
    *Please write in English, and keep in mind that English is the language we use daily to communicate, although other languages are also spoken in the community.

    Around 7 hectares of land are divided into a few zones:

    The main zone of the community residents & volunteers;
    the farm area with all the animals & birds;
    4 fruit orchards (citrus, bananas, avocados, annonas, plums, apples, chestnuts etc);
    the "work in progress" area, with 2 greenhouses being slowly (very slowly) assembled, where we also started experimenting with mushroom farming last winter, and some gardens that need more care & attention.

    There is another area further down the valley, that is being developed for tourism, with occasional guests staying in our Superadobe domes- natural buildings, with 1 of them still in construction.
    Please note, that this is another area of the project entirely, separated from the community area, where the volunteers live & work. We have paid workers managing that side of the project and we don't intend to involve any volunteers over there.

    On the same note, none of the produce WWers help with is being sold - that is all for personal consumption for the community needs. Our production of veggies and fruits etc is still very humble and limited, but it's something we'd like to expand in the future.

    We are located on the hills of Tabua village, municipality of Ribeira Brava, around 1h away from Funchal and the international airport, at an altitude ranging between 300-650m above sea level.
    The nearest town is Ribeira Brava, a 12- 15min drive down the road, and there you will find the nearest beach, restaurants, shops, supermarkets and the farmers market open daily.

    We recommend renting a car as the best way to explore Madeira and for easier access to our farm. However, there are also local buses, including a bus that passes by our farm a few times a day. There are also affordable taxis, and Bolt app (like Uber). We'll happily provide bus schedules, useful contacts and any guidance needed.

    Thank you for your time, interest and support!

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    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

    If you'd like to understand the process of designing your own project or joining a larger community, we're happy to share what we've learned so far about project design, community management, Permaculture farming, soil & water management, animal caring, bio-housing, alternative education etc.

  • 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


    Some of the ongoing actions you could join & help us with:

    Gardening & farming- we have several gardens in progress & fruit orchards that need constant attention, weeding, grass streaming, chop & drop, transplanting, pruning, harvesting etc.

    Animal care giving (we got cows, goats, pigs, geese, ducks, chickens, angola chickens, cats & dogs, beekeeping), long-term position only;

    Natural building, cob, Superadobe;

    Alternative education for children & homeschooling- our community is open for growth and we welcome families with children to join the project long-term.

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Deutsch: Fließend
    Greek: Fließend
    Englisch: Fließend
    Italienisch: Fließend
    Portugiesisch: Fließend

  • Unterkunft


    Depending on availability, volunteers can be accommodated in the yurt or in the converted container bedrooms, they come with beds & all bedding provided, although we do recommend you bring your own sleeping bag.
    Camping is also possible, we have some spare tents and camping gear that can be used by volunteers, and bedding, towels are available. Bring your own sleeping bag.

    Accommodation on the land, use of shared facilities (kitchen, bathrooms, laundry etc) and vegetarian meals are provided to all volunteers. During work days Mon-Fri, at 13:00 lunch is served at the shared kitchen area, by our resident farm cook.
    For breakfast and dinner, and also weekends, everybody manages independently. The kitchen space can be used for preparing meals, storing food etc. Usually, it's our social space, and we get together to cook and share food and laughs. Staple ingredients, grains, rice, veggies, fruits etc are provided and made available in the kitchen for everybody.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    Madeira island (& island of Porto Santo) is part of the Macaronesian bio-region, with mild sub-tropical climate, dramatic landscape of volcanic origin, and endemic Laurisilva forest- an UNESCO world heritage site.
    In your free time, there's abundant hiking trails all around the island, black sand beaches and swimming spots to explore, cultural events and a rich digital nomads & expats community to connect with.

  • 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

    We manage independently with the internet, some of us have MIFI/ pocket wifi device, it's a portable mini-router that gives you wifi on the go, it worked for us so far. The shared kitchen area can be used for computer work, it has a seating area indoors & outdoors, and most of the time there will wifi available there.

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Campers, caravans, motorhomes, more than welcome- 7 hectares of land you waiting for you.

  • Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Dieser Gastgeber ist bereit, Reisende mit Haustieren bei sich aufzunehmen.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

  • ...


    4h a day, 9:00-13:00, Mon to Fri

Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 866549972224

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