Help with our family eco life near Aljezur, Portugal

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Portugal

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 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    It is a small farm 6km south of Aljezur (8km to the beach) where we live ecologically. The land is 2.5ha of handbuilt terraces, and it is limited by 2 rivers with a beautifull pond.

    We are a vegetarian family, Fernando (pt), Eva (Cz), Maia ( 2007) and Lia (2012). We moved in 9 years ago and theres always something interesting to do in the land!!

    At the moment we are doing some building work, new compost toilet and outdoor showers + communal kitchen in camping area!
    Also the garden is needing some care and dedication, planting, weeding, mulching, harvesting, we want to start doing more permanent beds, add a lot of organic matter (we have a wood chipper), colect manure and add sand to improve the soil fertility and structure... so any one who has experience with gardening organic/permaculture way is very wellcome!!

    If you are an experienced grower contact us, theres a possibility of paid work at the garden!! :)

    Eva is doing medicinal ointements and she needs a help from time to time, so you will get the chance to learn how to make your own natural creams:)

    We love cooking (vegan/vegetarian) but its always great to taste new flavours from around the world, so you are welcome to prepare meals whenever you feel like:)

    At the moment we can only accept volunteers coming in their own van, where they have their own place to sleep, but we give you all the food and hot showers you need!

    We have bikes to lend that can take you to the beach (8km) or to the village, Aljezur (6km) where you can get most of the things you will need!

    once or twice a week we go to the beach (surf) so you are wellcome to come with us!

    If you have any special skills, let us know, we are interested, maybe it can be usefull!

    We are a nice, easy going family that will be happy to host any willing worker:)
    We expect a 5h a day work 5 days a week, weekends are free, you can help me at the local market or go for your own trips to know this beautyfull region!

    Looking forward to meet you here!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project

  • 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

    Farm keeping, animal care, growing vegies and taking care of organic garden, vegetarian/vegan cooking, natural cosmetics, surfing, portuguese language..

  • Help

    Help

    Hi! we r needing 2 hardworking volunteers to help us build a communal kitchen, a compost toilet and outdoor shower!
    Experience in carpentry+building is appreciatted but not essential..

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    portuguese,czech,english,spanish,french

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Own van, caravan, campervan, or tent if good weather..

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    we have bikes available that can take you easily to next village ( Aljezur 10min.) or the beach (30min.)
    lots of beautyfull places to go to!

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week



Host ref number: 158697833881