Help creating an ecological village in Portugal



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  • Description


    We are an ongoing community project where we attend to manifest an ecological neighborhood with 20 leagal eco-homes for Eco-turisem and staff, plant a food forest and manage the land with love, respect and modesty in order to create harmony between the human needs and the rest of the eco system. In December 2019 We bought a 10.4 hectares farm in the east of Portugal.
    The land is rich and has a lot of productive fruit trees, fertile vegetable gardens, corcks and vines, the farm is conncted to the main electricity, we have a big farm house and planty of water sources, drinkable deep water, a nice pond for sweeming and erigation, 2 wells and a pool that gather the roof water in the winter.
    At the moment, we are 15 adultes and 5 children in the group. most of the members of the community still lives in Israel while the pioneers team are working in the farm as representors of the group.
    We have many deferent tasks in the farm, in the gardens, renovation of more areas in the farm house, so more people be able to live here nicely, we reuse palet wood and create nice furniture from it, we cook beautiful healthy vegetarian food.
    We are asking for 5 hours a day 5 days a week.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    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

    We are experienced volunteers and travelers, and we can provide a nice exchange of storys and knowledge,
    We love to share our skills with natural building, wood work, gardening and farm work.
    We are educators and love to bring a sence of exploration in our work in the farm.
    The land is full of wildlife and places to find peace in nature, to wonder and have deep connection with the lush eco system that we are part of.
    We are a foodis! Love to invent new creative cooking idias, combine the Mediterranean cuisine and adding our own unick touch, working in a nice equipted kitchen, with good quality products can be a nice way to increase healthy cooking inspiration.
    We are creating a community, exploring communication methods, caring, sharing and co- create in harmony and cooperation.

  • Help


    We have many deferent tasks in the farm, in the gardens, watering, weeding, planting and designing new gardens, taking care of the trees, give them manure, cutting old branches, clearing pass ways from grass and bushes, we need help with renovation of more areas in the farm house, so more people be able to live here nicely, working with clay from the land, sift it to be fine and create soil plaster. We make the place artistic and decorated and would love good hands for that.
    we reuse pallet wood and make nice furniture and art from it, we cook healthy vegetarian food and eat together as a tribe.
    We are asking for 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Hebrew: Fluent
    Portuguese: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    We would love to explore language with songs and games we create.

  • Accommodation


    In winter, workeirs will stay in the gallery floor in the main house, with beds, sheets and blankets. The hous is warm and peaceful.
    In summer time we are offering a camping area, with tents, mats, sleeping bags & sheets, mosquito nets and hammocks. there is a nice clear area, about 200 meters from the farm house, a natural area between the trees, 1 minute walk from the pond, with a privet compost toilets, and shade threw the hole day.
    the communal house is equipped with a nice kitchen, a modern hot/ cold shower, a chest freezer where we store fruits for shakes and cool drinking water.
    We provide a light breakfast, as smoothy / porridge/ coffee and cookies.
    A vegetarian lunch and dinner.
    Fruits and snacks along the day.

    There is an option to upgrade for more comfortable accommodation, and stay in a small private trailer. with electricity, small kitchen, and a.c

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In the free time, we recommend to wonder around the land, sit under the amazing old corks and enjoy the peaceful nature, if you are a swimmer - the pond will be a nice place for training or just for relaxation under the shade we made there.
    in the area there are 2 small villages, where buses pass twice a day from the town of Castelo Branco (35 minutes ride). one of those villages has a nice restaurant, a cafe and a bakery. there are 3 big lakes in 30 minutes drive from the farm, some natural springs and rivers. we will try to have a tour day with our van once a week and you are welcome of curse.
    in case that the bus is not available, We can pick up volunteers from Castelo Branco if needed, from Penamacor or somewhere in between.
    There are some local events Were many farmers from the area exchange / sell second hand stuff and celebrate life together, there is the famous village of Monsanto from the medieval times, that attracts hundreds of tourists from all over the world.
    We do not eat meet/ fish in the farm, please don't bring it with you.
    We separate garbage and bring them to be recycled, we ask to respect that and help us with that.
    We take photos and videos of the work, so please mention if you don't like to be with your photos online.
    Our internet excess is with wifi and is limited for volunteers after 16:00 every day in the communal area of the farm house, for it to serve all needs, it will not be for watching online movies etc.
    *At the moment we did not find any insurance for volunteers in Portugal, nor for visitors in the farm. so, we will ask you upon arrival to sign a document that you take full responsibility for any damage or lose you mite experience while volunteering with us. we highly recommend to have privet travel insurance before you join our team.

  • 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

    We have space for a camper-van or trailer until 6 meters long close to the house, possible to be connected to main electricity. campers that are longer than 6 meters can park in the olive grove, about 100 meters from the house (closer to the rode)

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 239633634396