We have a cute little farm in Barcelos (Northern Portugal) less than 1 hour by train from Porto. It’s a nice and quiet place, with lots of outdoor area, gardens and nature to explore around. The beach is 20 minutes away and the city center is 10 minutes away.
It’s the perfect place to work outdoor, help in the farming daily tasks and create your own projects.
We have rebuild the farm in the last 2 years and turned it into a living place where everyone can have time to focus on their personal projects while living in a family environment and helping each-other in personal & professional projects.
We are welcoming volunteers from different backgrounds to come together to help on the farm and work on their personal projects.
// WHAT WE PROVIDE:
Free accommodation: Your own private room
Free Bills: Water, Gas, Internet and Electricity is on us
Free Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner is on us ( Vegetarian: Meat&Fish on the side)
Teach you how to work online and how to find remote jobs
// WHAT YOU WILL GIVE BACK:
You will be requested to help during 6 hours per day on farm related tasks from Monday to Friday
What kind of tasks?
Gardening : watering plants, planting vegetables and so on
Painting and improving the house
Small construction projects: outdoor & indoor projects
Keeping the house clean and tidy
Take care of the animals
Online research: helping with basic computer tasks we may need
// ABOUT US
We are Antonio(29) and Marina(27) and we are both Portuguese.
We spend Spring and Summer in the Farm and we escape to sunny places during Winter.
We both work online and love to meet new people and and to travel as often as we can.
Before you take your time to contact us we want to make some points clear about the goals of the project:
Minimum stay :
We will be living together and anyone who makes others feel threatened or doesn’t help will be kicked out from the farm
You will have a daily schedule and tasks and you must complete them
Any kind of hate, disrespect for other people’s beliefs, sexual orientation or any others won’t be tolerated.
We do regular trips out of the farm to as many places we can and do as many team building activities we can
You must be fluent in English
Pets are welcome (it’s a farm!)
Rent, bills and 3 meals per day will be covered by us
Any alcohol, meat or extra food should be paid by yourself.
You break something you fix it!
Couples are welcome
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
The farm is located in a quiet area 3km from the city of Barcelos, Portugal.
There is everything you may need on this farm and if you would like to go to town for the night or for any needs or shop at one of the small supermarkets and shops, you can walk or cycle to the city in less than 30 minutes. If a car is not available, bicycles can be used to reach all of the facilities in the area we need.
I have a beach house available less than 20 minutes away from the farm, so relaxing beach days can be found on the weekends or for long breaks.
The city of Porto is only 45 minute bus ride from Barcelos, which makes it easy to go out and meet new people during the weekends.
There are buses and trains departing daily from Barcelos to all the main cities if you want to travel (closest airport is Porto)
Goals for 6 Months:
Create a sustainable Garden
Paint the inside of the main house
Redecorate and refurnish the 4 available rooms
Convert the 2nd house into a coworking space with all the needed facilities for personal projects
Improve the swimming pool area
Fix the fields and have new animals on the farm (pigs, goats, rabbits, birds, dogs, etc)
Create an organic garden and grow our own vegetables
Create a camping area
We will do weekly activities with everyone and explore other cities around Portugal.
We usually talk every morning about the goals for the day and when the tasks are done we usually just chill in the evenings
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week