I have only recently moved on to my new Quinta and am in urgent need of some extra help. We need to build a chicken coop and run, put up some fencing so I can get my flock of sheep sheep in to graze. Stables need fixing before I can get the horses. We have an abundance of mature fruit (cherry, plum, apple, pear, pomegranate, fig, orange, lemon etc.) and nut trees, around 100 olives and over a kilometer of vines. We are shifting to Organic only, and no dig.
Long term positions are possible for higher consciousness individuals/families who are interested in joining me to start a small sustainable and self sufficient community.
Easy going hard working fun loving conscious vibe.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
A positive hands on experience staying on a working Quinta in the foothills of the Sera d'Estrela... Helping to restore this beautiful nature retreat to it's former state with other conscious souls.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Depending on the time of day and year there will be: mowing, ploughing, digging, raking, sowing, watering, pruning, praying, picking, pickling, logging, strimming, cleaning, washing, scrubbing, hoovering, sweating, chilling, laughing, eating, drinking, dancing....and of course relaxing....helping in the kitchen....and on the land... and generally contributing to a happy and productive farm and positive group experience.
This host offers a language exchange
I am happy to teach English and would like to learn Portuguese.
Volunteers can now stay in a motorhome which can sleep up to 3. There is also room in the newly restored farmhouse which has a large kitchen, fireplace and logburner, washing machine etc. Great food is a passion and most meals will be prepared communally with help from all, or we take it in turns. Music is another passion and we have a studio set up for jamming, with a drum kit, keyboards and guitar, so any budding musicians most welcome.
Or bring your own van, tent, yurt etc.
Only 10 minutes to town. Close to the Sierra d'Estrella mountains and amazing river beaches on the rivers Alva and Mondego.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Access on to the Quinta is excellent with many nice choices of flat areas to park up. Water and Electricity is readily available.
Well behaved/farm friendly pets are welcome, as we have free range chickens, sheep and lambs.
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week