My name is Tim, I'm almost 35, graduated as a social worker and decided to try a different approach to life.
Living in Portugal for five years now, staying in a house on friends' farm, I couldn't have guessed how this 'different approach' would turn out to be like. So many things I didn't consider! Amazingly, the things I did consider (keywords: organic, low impact, sustainable,...) are actually happening to a large degree: food from the land, solar and hydro, local consumption... And last but not least: I finally found myself a little spot in paradise, right nextdoors from where I live now. The workload is starting to look a bit heavy, especially with the new property on top. The land is completely overgrown and will need cleaning. To be able to make time for this, I need to bring some help in.
I'm keeping a large vegetable garden and eating vegetables only from my garden for four years now. I now started to distribute overproduction to local markets and also trying to set up a microbusiness in plants for the veggie-garden. This is basically what I would like help with and where I believe I can pass on some of my experience.
If you want to know what is involved in 'trying a different approach', or at least the way I went about it and at least to the point where I got now, I'd be happy to have you! I'm living with two dogs, a cat and three chicken, but possibly will get in more living things when I get help and land.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Mainly looking for help in the garden and keeping the land: Seeding, transplanting, planting, structuring, mulching, hoeing, harvesting, pruning, strimming, ...
Dutch, English, French, Portuguese
Large caravan, with electricity and water.
Situated between Serra Caramulo and Serra da Estrella, the region is very diverse. Great for walking and enjoying nature, bikes for rent in the village. Weekly charming local markets in the neighbourhood. Daily busses to Coimbra and Viseu, both about 40 km away. 15km from railway station with connection to Lisboa, Porto and Spain.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week