Discover life in an Eco village and explore northern Portugal



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 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

  • Description


    We are moving from London to Portugal to create an Eco Village, hoping to inspire others to move to the countryside and work with nature and learn to grow our own food. You will be sharing the space with us , Chantal and Kyle. Our place is nested in the mountains and hills surrounding the Vez River and we are about 25 km from the entrance to the national park, Geres. Nature is the prime attraction of the venue with a lot of paths and hiking spots! There are companies organizing canoeing, biking and river rafting adventures and we are only 40 minutes away from the sea in Viana do Castelo. Towns and cities are also quite amazing, like Ponte de Lima, Braga and Porto and you can be in Spain, in Vigo in less than 1 hour (it is pretty amazing there) Overall this place is great if you love nature!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects

  • 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

    It is an opportunity to take a break and explore northern Portugal, which is amazing. We will share amazing food and show that plant-based living is pretty awesome too! This could be a great health challenge as i guarantee you will feel wonderful with fresh air and good food!

  • Help


    We are looking for someone who is excellent with Landscaping and gardening (this might require some building outdoors (stone walls for example). The person who is interested has to know gardens, have general knowledge of nature and be efficient and very good at communciating so we can work together to:
    1. clean the land
    2. setup the veg and fruit gardens and plant trees

    the garden is stil in its infancy and it is mostly setup work at the moment so we need this to be done well.

    Daily tasks basically are cleaning up and landscaping plus planting (with help that we can source locally too)

    PS: we want professionals who want a break and love nature and over 25 years old

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Single or Shared room with en suite bathroom. These rooms are designed for our retreats guests and will be in the geodesic domes, and are cosy and very stylish too!

    We will prepare all the meals and share with volunteers!

    all food is plant based and we do not accept animal products here as it is in conflict with our ethos.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is amazing nature all over with the national park only about 20 min away and a trip to Spain in no time too :-)

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 447166943392