Come in the coastal south-west of Portugal, Odemira and help us with our farm, the horses and with practic tasks




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  • Description


    We live with 3 Horses, 1 dog, 3 cats at a wonderful place in the coastal region of the south west of Portugal. We are surrounded from hills, forest, valleys, a small river, cork- and olivetrees in a untouched nature and peacefull atmosphere of a 20 ha-farm. Our project is to work with our horses, restaurate our beautiful old portugiese farmhouse and tame our wilderness. We are fully independant from communal facilities, we have solar-current and our own water.
    We are 10 minutes by car from the next village where you can buy all things you need. There are busses for a comfortable transfer to the Beaches.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    They can learn a lot about the typical portugeese region we live in, about the wilderness, their plants ,corktrees and olivetrees just as well as a lot about horses and natural horsekeeping.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    You should like to do the gardening, weeding and cultivating the vegetable garden, also to embellish parts around the house by weeding , clearing regions from stones, taking care for flowers, herbs and fruittrees, painting the outside walls with natural colours, making paths and walls with natural stones.You should help us in general maintanance, householding, cleaning house and the terraces.
    There are tasks around the horsekeeping like cleaning the paddock, maintain and repair fences and build new ones. Clearing and tidy up some reagions of the meadows from stones and bushes. We are very grateful when we could find someone who is skilled and has an idea of the masonry and carpentry. Our wonderful Portuguese farmhouse has to be renovated again and again.

    One of the most important work is currently clearing and cultivating parts of our corktree forest with its thicket of macchia and blackberries with power-saw. End of September we start picking our olives Therefore we wish us volunteers, who has fun to work outside in the forest and the overgrown pastures on the hills and under the olivetrees. If you are experienced wich horses, you can do groundwork or make walks by foot; if you are an experienced rider you can ride on the place or roundpen or make a trail on the huge farmarea.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Accomodation: Caravan with own terrace and beautiful view in the landscape. You bring your own sleeping bag and workingdress. Access to shower and WC. We have a grillplace where you can grill or cook.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We offer normal meals, (greens, salad, beans, pasta, sometimes meat or eggs), we are cooking mostly vegetarian (sometimes we have meat or fish) . We cook not every day, so the volunteer is free using the store and cook for himself . Volunteers who want beer or wine or ask for some special ( for example glutenfree and/or lactosefree products) should provide themselves. On free days, if the volunteer is outside, he helps himself with food. Please note: we are not a hotel, not a recreation park for surfers, bikers, yogis or dancers as well we need no thai-massages, meditation or similar things. We emphasize this because volunteers often offer this and are very disappointed if we do not want or have it. We are an organic farm with animals, garden, olive and cork oak forest and dense undergrowth. We try to lead a sustainable peaceful life so we wish us a helpful, committed, open minded volonteer who brings in his own ideas, his talent, his skills and engagement, his curiosity, his questions, a person who could be a good collegue with us, and who is happy to live here in freedom. Because such a life is a great gift in these days

  • 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

    we have beautiful romanic places for campervans, with help we can arrange water and electricity

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    one or two dogs

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    4 - 5 hours per day 5 days a week

Host ref number: 355548282956