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.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week