Be part of a Permaculture Farm in Sandomil, central Portugal

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Portugal

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  • Description

    Description

    You are welcomed to stay in this flourishing land, next to the mountains of Serra de Estrella in central Portugal. We live in a valley with the clean and fresh water of the Alva river, and an apple orchard of about 1000 trees.

    Our dream is to create a thriving ecosystem, providing as much for us than for all the wild life.

    We started the project 2 year ago. We restoring the orchard, rebuilding the old house, replanting part of the land and establishing a productive permaculture garden and food forest. We are now Certified Organic, so we can sell our produce in the local organic shop.

    We are a young family with 2 kids. We looking as much for people with experience and skills to share, than for newcomers that want to expand their world view and are curious about alternative life style.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    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

    You can learn about :
    Permaculture :
    -philosophy and basics of permaculture
    -life soil
    -fire restoration
    -nutrient cycle in the ecosystem
    -Wild plants, wild edibles
    -mushroom identification and picking (october-march)
    -ground covers, nitrogen fixers, soil restauration

    Building :
    -working with wood, lime mortars and stone

    If interested : spiritual practice
    -meditation, shamanic journey, kundalini yoga, plant medicines

    More generally, the project is part of a global experiment for alternative life style. Portugal is a "hot spot", with a dense network of people trying to re establish a relationship with nature and a more respectful and fulfilling way of living. Being here is being part of this experiment.

  • Help

    Help

    Gardening : helping establishing a permaculture eden. Include :
    -planting trees and veggies
    -mulching (covering the ground to nourish and protect it)
    -making wood chips
    -harvesting fruits, veggies and wild plants
    -digging a pound and making earth work for water conservation
    -pruning
    -weeding, etc

    Building :
    -Restoration of a 100 year old stone ruin, using wood, lime mortar, etc

    General help with daily life task :
    -cooking and cleaning

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, French, Spanish, Portuguese

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will get a beautiful shaded spot to camp along the river - we provide you with the tent and gears if needed.

    You will get access to the communal building with kitchen - where you are free to make breakfast and teas anytime.

    You will be provided 3 (vegetarian) meals a day. 99% Organic food from a local shop.

    We can cook vegan food if needed. We expect you to help with cooking and cleaning the kitchen.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Please enjoy :
    -the beautiful river on the land, for swimming or relaxing on the beach
    -the wonderful neighboring comunity that can add to your social life, share music, make parties and ceremonies (all accessible walking)
    -the Nature all around, and the mountains (with the highest point of portugal 30km away)
    -the beautiful old village of Sandomil, and the lovely rural portuguese culture

  • 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?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week.





Host ref number: 216599178356