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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  2021 

 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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    Language practice

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • 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 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

    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Beginner

  • 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

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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


Host ref number: 292731544197