Peaceful quinta in the foothills of the Serra de Estrela, Portugal

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Portugal

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  • Description

    Description

    This is a new space - a work in progress. We are Luisa and Roman, partners in life and deep believers in the protection and respect of the natural world. We are developing this quinta into a space for permaculture and symbiotic living with nature. This is an experiment, we too are still learning. We're trying to be the change we want to see in this world, which is in need of a radical transformation. Asides closeness with nature we believe in a world devoid of violence, of hierachies, of oppression and of authority.

    On this Quinta there are young fruit trees, olive trees, a caravan, a house, two cats and lots of on-going projects - in the most tranquil, beautiful setting you can imagine... Pure peace. It's a place to develop ideas, experiment, improvise and to take your time. A place to be in close touch with nature, to give back, to practice patience, build, grow and heal.

    The work on the land is very versatile, demanding and gratifying. Our days include caring for plants, harvesting, upcyling materials, constructing new structures and brainstorming about possible future projects.

    We need as much help as possible in taking care of the land and for that, we are looking for people who are also passionate about nature, physical work and not afraid to get their hands dirty! We hope to see you soon!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects

  • 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

    Experience the raw beauty of the Serra De Estrela mountains, the simple and peaceful life in the green. You'll learn about nature! Apart from that, our different backgrounds might add to your knowledge: Roman has studied Fine Arts and worked for many years as a professional photographer; Luisa is a doctor in the making and has also spent a long time studying music. And we can obviously help with starting to pick on new languages like Portuguese, German and Spanish!

  • Help

    Help

    - Garden and permaculture tasks - planting trees and pruning, sowing seeds depending on the season
    - Chopping firewood, felling trees
    - Construction of a greenhouse (coming up!!)
    - Helping with daily tasks such as watering vegetables, checking filters
    - Carpentry such as wooden flooring, doors, building furniture

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent
    French: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    Please contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You'll have your own Caravan, with a gas cooker, bed and table. It sleeps 2 people comfortably.
    There you can make your meals independently.
    Some organic food is provided to you- fresh herbs, eggs, olive oil and vegetables.
    There are gas cooking facilities in the trailer. We can do shopping runs together if needed. There are plenty of local producers to source everything from bread, cheese and vegetables from.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    During your time here we really recommend exploring the natural park of the Serra. You can hike and jog in the mountains around the farm, observe the vegetation and wild animals, swim in the nearby lake (10 min walk). With a car, the possibilities are even greater: we recommend visiting the beautiful and peaceful river beaches, nearby villages, try some local food at the regional restaurants, visit the weekly local and eco markets. There are usually a lot of Workaway volunteers in the area too if you feel like meeting people!

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Van or caravan parking available.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Depends if the dog or other animal gets along with Sneaky and Fera (the house cats), but generally animals are welcome!

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    4 hours a day, 5 days a week


Host ref number: 316228436594