Come immerse yourself in nature and share knowledge in a holistic centre in Vale do Vouga, Portugal



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    I am setting-up a local-based international holistic centre, leisure and vacation centre, training, well-being and personal development. We've installed photovoltaic solar panels and solar thermal solar panels, as well as heat recovery systems, to improve comfort during the winter, creating own employment and the conditions to host travellers, tourists and courses to this lovely part of the world.
    This is a holistic project, bringing together spirit and body, in an eco venture. Like-minded, open, curious, fun and adventurous souls are most welcome!
    I've learned 10 languages, yes ten languages (PT, EN, FR, ES, IT, NL, DE, PL, KH, JP), and speak fluently 6 (six) languages (the first six that I mentioned), having lived in 8 countries, within 3 continents, so it is highly unlikely that we will experience much in the way of challenges communicating :-D

    ATTENTION: Please note that this year there will still be some refurbishing work.
    I'm also mostly vegetarian, and only provide vegetarian, local food, with the occasional exception. I mostly eat local, organic, vegetarian and unprocessed food, don't eat exotic fruits or stuff, so please don't count on that.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    I've lived in eight countries, within three continents, have travelled to over fifty, in four continents, have had at least seven completely different professions, and have learned ten languages, speaking six of them fluently (Portuguese, English, French, Spanish, Italian and Dutch). Am more than willing to share my global experiences and insights, and am a fun-loving, calm person.
    This is a non-smoking and vegetarian, mostly organic and animal cruelty-free environment, life-loving people are most welcome! Yoga and meditation practitioners are especially welcome and encouraged to apply with gratitude

  • Help


    I'm setting up a holistic centre. I would love help in setting up an edible garden and an agroforest, as well as any help with advancing and communicating the project, with developing initiatives and attracting people.
    There is no fixed schedule, and the activity revolves a lot around accommodation needs and creating a forest vegetable garden. There is always plenty of work to be done, it is life in a farm...
    If you have your own driving license, that is better even though not essential.
    No need to be physically very strong, even though there is also hard work to be done :-D

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

    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


    Workaways stay in the main house, sharing the house with me. They will have access to a shared kitchen and toilet, have one bedroom for themselves and usage of the whole farm (swimming pool, bicycle, edible garden, tank, etc.).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Transportation is scarce, I have my own car and two bycicles, though. I live in nature and in true communion with others. Being a very easygoing and outgoing person, I thrive in socially lively environments. I've been a volunteer and volunteer coordinator in several countries and continents.
    In your time off you can immerse yourself in nature around some amazing, preserved spots, river, forest, valley or mountain, you may visit historic sites, go inside thousands of years old megalithic and neolithic monuments, meditate, paint, write, or otherwise just do your own thing :-D

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    You can have your own projects and am more than happy to provide all the conditions, as long as you also cooperate in whatever may be needed in the farm

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 429967846744