Off-grid Farm, building, gardening, landscaping near Portalegre, Portugal



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  • Description


    Hello, my name is Paul.
    I'm living on this beautiful land and started to restore the two houses and grow organic vegetables. I have a little veggie garden to look after, cleaned the terraces, pruned half of the 90 olive-trees, some of the grapevines and hazels, which were not looked after for more than 10 years, when I came here. There are some fruit-trees like citrus, cherry, kaki and apple, a freshwater-spring for drinking water and a little stream down in the valley to enjoy. There are many different types of projects to do, especially extending the veggie-garden, some heavy land-cleaning, care for and cutting of some trees, building and restoring the houses and some dry-walls.
    It is situated close to the city of Portalegre in the beautiful Sao Mamede national park. Portalegre is easily accessible by public transport. There is an apartment, a room and a little yurt for people staying here. The meals are vegetarian, but you can eat meat here, if you want.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I speak English, German and Dutch. I live off-grid and I have hot shower and solar power. There are rooms and a caravan to stay. There is water and electricity available if you come with a camper. I have a washingmachine on solar..
    I traveled a lot and I am interested in different cultures, music, and sustainable building and meeting like-minded people.
    In case you'll arrive with public transport, I'll pick you up in Portalegre.

    Besides working on the land and homeschooling my two daughters, 5 and 8 years old, every other week, I work a few hours online as a coach and psychologist and build yurts and domes once in a while.

  • Help


    preparing the veggie garden for next season, pruning, restoration of tank and second spring, woodwork, painting, extending watersystem, homeschooling-support, I can use help with many different tasks

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    Portuguese: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    There are two basic rooms a small yurt and a caravan to stay. There is water and electricity available if you come with a camper.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    normally good internet here, except for very cloudy days, when it can become slower...

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    water and electricity for campers

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 125129268491