Come and help us to create a self sufficient home in Penamacor, Portugal



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    Mum and 2 teenage girls living on a new Quinta in Central Portugal looking for help with creating a self sufficient home. Park up or camping, water, shower and access to solar power available. Situated in a quiet picturesque hamlet with local town 15 minutes away, large town with all amenities 30 minutes away, plenty of lakes/river beaches and a great off grid following all around.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We can offer a great base to explore the area with plenty of other like minded people around, help with basic Portuguese.
    Learning to build with Cob
    Plenty of food and drink and trips to local lakes etc included
    Learning different aspects of growing your own food and being self sufficient

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We’ve just moved onto our 1.4 acre Quinta, so lots to plan and do, most help will be in the garden, digging vegetable beds, strimming, planting trees and sowing seeds, helping create and plan new spaces including quiet yoga/study area, sports area, building compost area and potting shed, homemade greenhouse and root cellar.
    I have just started up a singing workshop and choir practice.
    4-5 hours a day 5 days a week in return for all shared meals, access to solar power, water and shower
    2-3 hours a day 5 days a week without meals provided for

    My girls are 13 and 16, currently home schooled and well behaved, I see them as young adults and include them in most decisions, therefore no heavy drinkers/drugs/loud partying please.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Beginner
    Portuguese: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    We have a new tent equipped with bed/pillows/blankets etc
    Use of outdoor kitchen in our caravan awning, shared outdoor shower and compost toilet
    You can also bring your own tent or park up in your van/campervan

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have unlimited 4g WiFi

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We can accommodate a large campervan, we have no facilities for emptying chemical toilets

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Friendly dogs and cats

  • 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: 267151558633