Looking for like minded people to come help us achieve our dream of creating a small farm in Penamacor, Portugal



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    Hi we are a family of six, grandparents, parents and our two sons. We moved to Portugal two and a half years ago to start a new life. We live on a ten hectare plot of land which we are in the process of turning into a small farm. We live twelve kilometres from the local town, in an area of natural beauty a few kilometres from the Serra de malcata nature reserve and just five kilometres from the Spanish borders. Our land borders a beautiful barragem (dammed lake) and has lovely views of the surrounding country side and being so far from the town we get some fantastic night skies. We are looking for like minded people to come help us achieve our dream.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Animal Care

  • 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

    We are an Iranian/English family living and learning Portuguese. We are a well travelled family with an interest in all cultures and backgrounds. Our house is lively and always welcoming, we are very social and enjoy having friends over for meals, going out to the many festas.
    With all the projects we are working on we hope to offer people the experience of working on a farm learning general building skills and helping us to learn from others experiences as we are still learning ourselves.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We are looking for people willing and able to help us with many jobs on our farm including, constructing agricultural buildings, earthbag building, planting and watering, setting up irrigation, caring for animals, stone collecting and stone wall building and any general farm related jobs.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Persian (Farsi): Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Unfortunately the only accommodation we can offer is a tent and compost toilet on an area of flat with some large oaks for shade. If there are more than one volunteer this area and toilet will be shared. There is WiFi on the land which will be available as arranged. Two meals a day will be offered which will be eaten with the family in the house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    As we live a long way from the town, lifts can be arranged as and when we are going and there is also a local taxi service in town. There are bus services from the town to other neighbouring towns and cities. There are many places to see in the area or a short distance by public transport.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 148658491557