We, Tobias (31) and Celine (38) form Germany, just arrived in Portugal and are looking for people who want to join and help us with the work on our 4ha land with a small ruin. We have two dogs and we will have some chickens in the near future. We also take care of seven folks of bees. We try to live self-sustaining with power from solar energy and water from our own spring.
Our land is approx. 2 km away from the main road, reachable via an unsolid road. We are happy to give you a lift whenever we drive if you come without your own car. From the main road it is easy to hitchhike to Aljezur. In Aljezur there are busses going to Lagos and Lissabon.
If you are open to every kind of work within the nature, within a beautiful surrounding and love to experience a natural and simple lifestyle, we are looking forward to meet you!
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Our land is quite with an unique view from our mountain. From here you even can see the ocean. Which is important to us as we love to surf. You can expierence the very special and contrasting landscape of SW Portugal, especially around Monchique and Aljezur.
We try to go back to a more simple life by living autarkic but at the same time we do a lot of things around. Celine for example works in the school and as a Yoga teacher and Tobias helps the neighbours with any kind of work or helps out in the pet shelter in Aljezur.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
The help can be almost everything as we just started here. Gardening, constructing with wood and stones, picking up dead wood, "cleaning" the land, helping with the construction of our small house.
You would live in a caravan. There is a 1,20 m sized bed, so it is easy for couples or friends to sleep there. But we also have space for tents or your own caravan.
If you join us, you would help us approx. 4 hours of work per day on five days a week.
During the week at least 2 meals (breakfast and luch or dinner) will be included. The food will be mainly vegetarian or even vegan. On the weekends (can also be other days and not always the normal rythym of the week) you and us have free time which means that you also have to care for yourself with cooking etc. The caravan has a small kitchen and fridge.
Just notice that we don't have an extra car or bike for you. So if you come without a car or bike you might have to hitchhike from the mainroad.
Most important thing for us is an open communication!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host can provide space for campervans.
This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week