Living in a family community in Arganil, Central Portugal. Childcare, gardening and building help wanted.



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    We are a family community project that supports people that look for bringing change to their lives. We moved from the city to the country side in December 2012 and we have been learning how to live a more conscious and sustainable life, more in harmony with nature, it's cycles and it's beings.
    We are passionate about transforming the landscape where we live, producing our own food, building with natural materials, using local resources and providing a stimulating and safe environment for those who come spend time with us.
    We have a daily practice of meditation and self-inquiry, as tools for transformation and growth. We are commited to live a free life, beyond our conditionings, limited ideas and beliefs.
    As parents we aim to provide a natural, safe and stimulating environment for our kids and we appreciate the participation and support from those who visit us, also as a way to provide different and rich experiences for them to learn. Our kids are very welcoming and love to be with everyone who comes for some time.
    We also love music, martial arts, basketball and swimming in the river.
    We have 2 dogs, 2 cats, 4 chickens and 3 bee hives. The wild-bore also visit our land every night looking for food.
    If you come to spend time with us, you can help create infra-structures, improve the garden, manage the forest, clearing the land, cooking and many other tasks of a farm...

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    When here you will be able to learn Portuguese, learn how to be a farmer in Portugal and how to live life in a more natural and conscious way. We definitely aren't the normal type of Portuguese as we came to the countryside to be able to live a more meaningful and conscious life, so we question our motivations and we can support you you to go beyond your own ideas of yourself and the life you live. We also meditate every day and we invite you to do the same.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    You will have the opportunity to put your experience in practice in what concerns gardening, building and clearing land, you will definitely learn and teach, exchange ideas and get to know what living in the countryside means. As we have two kids - Miguel 7 years old and Clara 3 years old, you will also have the opportunity to babysit and enjoy your time with them.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    At this point in time, since we lost all our infra-structures with the 2017 fire, we can only have you sleeping in tents. We have a compost toilet and a communal shower, heated with a wood burner.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You will have weekends off, and you will love the alternative community that lives around here. There are markets on the weekends and even parties that allow you to get to know the community spirit of central Portugal.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 114123162928