Come help us regenerate our off grid family farm in Monsanto, Portugal



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 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

  • Description



    I'm Tim. Living in Portugal since 2019.
    This year I've bought a land which I want to regenerate and make it place to live off grid.

    For this I need some help! Take a look at the type of help I need below.

    I have a 3 year old son, Leandro. As important it is to get the work done, I also enjoy the quality time with my kid. So kids are welcome! They can meet up as well and explore different cultures!
    How we manage the care for the kids we have to discuss!

    If you have the skills to help me out, don't hesitate to contact me.
    We can talk through the possibilities and maybe we meet up here!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    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

    I have a small company in land cleaning.

    I have some heavy tools like a digger, tractor and land tools for the back of the tractor.

    I would be happy to learn you these skills while building up an old ruin on the property.

    The olive and grapes trees need to be cleaned out, which is a hands on task, so your work-out is included! 😊

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Building projects
    On my land there is a ruin that has to be rebuild from zero, with possibilities to provide or create separate places to live. To protect my machines and other working stuff, as well to create a working space, a hangar is also on the to-do list.
    I just started living self-sufficiently in a very basic way, so most facilities stil have to be worked out.

    For more than 20 years the land has been unprocessed. Large parts need to be done with the machines.
    The construction of a vegetable garden is also in design, if you have knowledge of doing better, I'm glad to hear from you.
    Gliding rapes, pruning olive trees and much more.

    Is a big assignment to keep everything going because of the many projects that are in progress or have to be started.
    The garden and the house (in progress) need to be maintained, as well as the machines.

    Help around the house
    This is mainly about the daily things that have to be done.
    From making food, qualitiy time with my son / the kids and talking about the many projects to be organised.

    If you have any questions, feel free to contact me!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Dutch: Fluent
    English: Intermediate
    Portuguese: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    spanish, french

  • Accommodation


    I can offer 2 VW T3 vans with high roof to sleep. Up to 6-7 j year old kids are possible to sleep in de roof part.
    There's also 1 tent up to 3 or 4 people.
    Cooking gas fire ,compost toilet and primitive shower are available.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Monsanto is a nice village where you can discover ...

    At the other side there are the mountains, my favorite place to go..

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    30 000m² or 3 ha ground , space enough to have your privacy.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 231993742681