Eco/Permaculture farm in Castelo Branco, Portugal



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    Bom Dia!

    Winter up-date:
    And I have a dry space to hang-out by the fire...
    And all the other winter things we do like tree caring and gardening and such...
    My name is Ronnie. I started a farm in Feb, 2017 and have been learning and growing here with the land since than, so Its all a bit new to me but feels like home. I am originally from Israel but I have been living and travelling in different places around the world for the last 15+ years.
    I fell in love with this land and with Portugal from the first moment and I hope that I can show you some of the thing that captured my heart, if you choose to come visit.

    I speak very good English and some Portuguese- which I'm learning and hoping to be fluent, Spanish, French, Arabic and Hebrew :0) !
    I would like to host you for at least 10 days and share the space with YOU- respectful, loving, nature vibing people.

    The Farm is a new ecological- Permaculture farm in the region of Castelo Branco. The farm has 10 hectares of beautiful landscape, natural water sources, trees, meadows and wilderness. Although I have been living here since 2017- the farm has a lot of established fruit trees-cherry, apple, pears, plums, oranges, lemon, peach, figs and more, The Vegetable garden has many seasonal varieties and there's a lot of stuff that need to be done on daily bases everywhere! There's always something that you can make better!

    In the last year and with a lot of help from friends and volunteers we established a beautiful Vegetable garden and some new garden beds ready to be used. The vine-yard looks great and the pond is full of fresh water to cool us down on hot summer days.

    If you choose to visit the Farm- There's a nice clean indoor space for cooking and eating. There's lots of space for camping- either under the trees and stars or in the barn- if its rainy or cold (I have tents and some gear for sleeping if you need it) . Live-in vehicles are welcome. We will share vegetarian Breakfast and Dinner and share cocking and cleaning-up.

    I would like to know you better and to share experiences and life. I love music although I don't really play any instrument,
    we can have a camp fire and bit some drums at night or just go to a festa in the village on the weekends.

    Every day for me is a new learning so don't expect me to have all the answers. Come join me and enjoy it with me!
    One Love!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    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 am Permaculture designer with 10 years experience, and skilled in many other areas. I am happy to share my knowledge and experience with whom ever wants to receive and share with me! :)

  • Help


    Volunteers will be requested to contribute about 4-5 hours a day with what ever is going on in the farm at the moment. :)
    The main project now will be to prepair garden beds for the spring!! mud building the out door kitchen too!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Hebrew: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    I have lots of room in a huge barn area for the rainy days and plenty out door area for camping! I have tents and some basic matts and bedings.
    Break-fast is self-catered and dinner would be cooked and served to all together. Diet here is vegetarian and healthy! Tree fruits are free!
    I have a big caravan/trailer for accommodation for an extra payment or spacial arrangement for skilled people! Talk to me to find out more!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The farm is near few villages that has small shop, cafes, restaurants, post office internet and ATM. There's lots of nature to explore around and the Serra Astrella is not far. I am still learning more about my area and i will be happy to do some exploring with you!

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 437417896797