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.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
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.
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.
This host offers a language exchange
We would love to explore language with songs and games we create.
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
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
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)
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week