Join our farm regeneration project and discover Costa Vicentina, Portugal



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  • Description


    Hi! My name is Mariana, I live and work, together with my brother, in Vila Nova de Milfontes. Last year we started a regeneration project at our farm, that had been abandoned in the last couple of years. We have been focused on combating erosion and drawt, planting a lot of trees, appliyng mulch and building soil. We need help this fall with some of this tasks. You don't need to have knowledge about agriculture, the tasks will be simple, but you can learn about regenerative agriculture, and get to know Costa Vicentina.
    We also need help with building a retaining dry stone wall, if you have experience with that, that would be awsome, as we tried to make ourselfs but it's not going so good!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building 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

    You can learn about regenerative agriculture, and if you have some experience already we can also learn from you.
    You will get the opportunity to explore Costa Vicentina, our amazing food and our quite lifestyle in this small village.
    My mom is a biologist and she will take you on a field trip, so that you can learn about our coast, plants and ecosystems.

  • Help


    So the tasks we need help with are:
    - planting trees and other plants
    - colecting pine needles ( we use them as mulch)
    - planting cover crops
    - making swales around trees
    - building a dry stone wall (if you have the knowledge for it)
    - crontrol of evasive species

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a two bethroom apartment in the centre of Vila Nova de Milfontes. You can see some photos in our profile pictures.
    For food, we will provide all meals in working days, in your days off you can cook in at the apartment.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In your free time you can hike or cycle the Rota Vicentina trails. If there's good weather, you can enjoy the beach in low season and why not try surf? Fall season has the best waves.

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    A little more information

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    • 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

    5 hours a day, 4 days a week

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Host ref number: 457841439217