Looking for help with horse-care, house-care, general farm maintenance, South Alentejo, Portugal



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  • Description


    We live 'off grid' in South Alentejo, Portugal, on 30 hectares of wild land with our herd of horses. Nayana teaches essential oils for animals and natural horse care type things, here and online. We are here to learn about ourselves, horses and how best to nourish this lovely piece of land and restore it to abundance. An oasis in a crazy world.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    You might learn about essential oils, horses, land restoration, gardening, how to engage yourself totally in whatever you do, how to stretch your own self-limitations, to take yourself lightly and express yourself freely.

  • Help


    The work is mostly the day to day maintenance involved in country living. Horses, (feeding and picking up after) veg garden, land management tasks like strimming and tree care, house cleaning, everything that's involved in caring for all beings that share this land. We care for our horses and the land as naturally as possible.

    We prefer people who want to come and really get involved, not just passing through on holiday. But most important, you must love animals and be able to laugh at yourself to survive here. We are quite remote and very quiet, so best suited to people who enjoy their own company.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Hebrew: Fluent
    Portuguese: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    A caravan with electricity and running water, with double bed. Or a single wooden cabin.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are 45 minutes from the South and West coasts with good beaches. There is not much public transport, so your own transport is an asset, though as part of the crew we will help you get to wherever you need to go within reason. Everyone in camp has their own living space and we eat together in the cantina. We are 8km from the village of Sao Martinho das Amoreiras, where there are cafes, a Casa Nirvana restaurant and other basic supplies. 20 km from Ourique and 45 minutes from the Algarve. We are 20 minutes by car from Garvao train station on the Faro-Lisboa line.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    As needed. We don't clock watch, some days more, some less

Host ref number: 157967969836