Help bring the farm back into production using organic methods and permaculture principles in the Viseu district of central Portugal

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Portugal

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    Last activity

    19/07/2019

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  2019 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    The farm is at the edge of a small village in the Viseu district of central Portugal. The land is almost two hectares including woodland, terraces for growing, fruit trees (mostly apple and pear), kiwi vines and lots of grape vines.

    Our goal is to bring the farm back into production using organic methods and permaculture principles. In our gardens we produce almost all the vegetables we need for our own consumption. We are expanding the gardens to try to provide a small income by selling at local markets or direct to restaurants.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Animal care
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We hope that helpers will learn from their experience here about growing food using organic methods and looking after the land in an ecological way. Making compost and organic fertilisers. Building using ecological principles.

  • Help

    Help

    There are a wide range of tasks to be done on the farm depending on the time of year. Planting out and preparing beds, weeding watering caring for plants, harvesting, storing food. Looking after the animals. We have chickens for eggs, fish, a dog and a cat. A building renovation project.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English and learning Portuguese

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We offer helpers an apartment to stay in with two double bedrooms, living room and balcony. There is a shared bathroom and kitchen and a pool for summer.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have a small village with bar/cafe and shop a short walk away. The closest town is also within walking distance where there is everything you are likely to need, supermarkets, leisure centre etc. Viseu city is close by car or bus. There are hiking routes that pass the farm, rivers and climbing all close by.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 292731544197