Help a young family with different projects near Serra da Estrela national park, Portugal.

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  • Last activity: 07/12/2022



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    Families welcome!

    Ola, we are a small young family (Dan, Charlotte and 4 year old Dakota) living on our newly established small holding in Central Portugal. Our farm is located in a beautiful village on the river Alva, just 1 hour drive from Serra da Estrela national park and just a 15 minute walk to the nearest fresh water swimming spot which is how we like to spend our hot afternoons.

    We are a fun loving, sociable family that welcome strangers from all walks of life and would love the chance to meet you and see where your strengths and passions lie.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We can offer a place of relaxation and tranquility, to share experiences with an open minded family. Indulge in yoga and meditation or simply kick back in our outside cinema. We are open to late nights around the fire place. We can happily accommodate small families as our toddler is very sociable and loves meeting new children!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help



    We are now looking immediately for a couple that can help us with the olive harvest!

    We will also demonstrate how to cure and store olives.

    Our guests are invited to become part of our family for 1 or 2 weeks, maybe more if you are interested in building a food forest!

    We have a small caravan with a very comfy double bed!



    We are looking for a group of people to give us a hand with seasonal duties such as carpentry, forestry, ground maintenance, permaculture implementation and cooking as well as helping out with build projects. Over the autumn we are clearing the last remaining evidence of the 2017 fires and starting to implement our food forest design by planting more trees and edible perennials, using well researched, and some tried and tested methods of design. Focusing on polycultures, building soil and nutrients and reserving water to maximise efficiency and preserving this otherwise climatically threatened part of Europe. We hope to use this project as an example to inspire the community to step away from the monoculture forests that fuelled the catastrophic events of 2017.

    We are looking for roughly 4-5 hours a day/5 days a week but nothing is set in stone and it is all dependant on what projects we are working on at a time. We can negotiate if you have any particular skills and depending on what you enjoy or feel confident with we can delegate jobs accordingly.


    We are always looking for people that can teach us Portuguese, especially our Daughter so if you are good with kids even better!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    Hep us gain confidence with the Portuguese language!

  • Accommodation


    Your digs will consist of a large bell tent nestled in the shade of a gathering of oak trees with views of the Alva valley and sunset. We can provide bedding and towels and a washing machine is available for a small fee. We have two large tents so couples and small groups are welcome. Food will be provided and you will be welcomed to join us at the table but we do ask that you muck in and contribute to the cooking/washing up. We try to use as much of the organic produce from our farm as possible.

    We have a minimum stay requirement of 1 week which will also act as a trial period, providing you contribute and are not a complete nuisance you will be more than welcome to stay on longer ;)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The area is surrounded by stunning scenery and places to explore which is why we have chosen to make this place our home after our world travels. Gorgeous waterfalls, gorges, wild swimming spots and huge mountains surround us. An amazing expat community has gathered in this quirky part of central portugal, everybody so unique with a common interest of building a more sustainable future and way of life. There are local markets where anyone can buy or sell hand made/grown items which is usually a chance for everyone to get together.

  • 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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • 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?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 436684697647

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