Volunteers needed to help with restoring an old house and tasks in garden and ground in Alto Alentejo, Portugal



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    We are a German couple (Petra and Josef), who would need some help with different tasks on our beautiful grounds in Portugal. Primarily we would need you to help us with building and restoring an old house! Other tasks that you will need to help us with are: helping with gardening tasks; helping with the general maintenance of our land; occasional pet sitting; minding our garden, and so on.

    We have an organic finca on half an hectare of land here in Portugal. It is based near the Spanish border and the village La Codosera, Spain. We live in a beautiful Portuguese nature reserve called the Serra de Sao Mamede. In our free time, we enjoy doing yoga, and our volunteers are always welcome to join us in our Yoga practice (if they want). Josef is a trained yoga teacher, and Petra is an expert in healthy eating and the raw food diet!

    Just to let you know, we would prefer German speaking volunteers, volunteer couples, or friends who are coming here as a pairs to volunteer together.

    For more information please contact us directly. We speak Spanish, Portuguese, English and German.

    Volunteers are required to help us approximately 5 hours a day, over 5 days a week, OR 25 hours a week - Flexible times.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    In our free time we like to do yoga or go cycling on our bikes; volunteers can always join us in these activities if they like. Josef is a yoga teacher. There are two bicycles available for volunteers to use during their stay, to give them the opportunity to have some transport and to get around the area.

    We like to primarily eat raw foods, and if volunteers are interested in the raw food diet, they are more than welcome to learn more from us about it. Petra knows a lot about healthy eating. We also dry our own herbs, fruits and vegetables. We will provide you with vegetarian foods like fruits and vegetables (mainly grown in our own garden). You can use them for your own meal preparation in the outdoor kitchen.

    In your free time you can explore the beautiful region we are living in. Mosteiros, a small Portuguese village is only 1,5 km away from us. It also has a natural swimming pool that can be used. There are beautiful walks, cycling routes, many natural swimming pools, and many amazing sites around the area, less than 30 minutes walk from our finca. The towns Marvao and Castelo de Vide are only 45 minutes drive by car, and we are more than happy to take you there to see these beautiful places.

    Also, we have good and fast WiFi/ Internet connection!

  • Help


    Building and Restoring
    General Maintainance
    Olive picking in october
    Picking and drying herbs and other fruits and vegetables
    Ocassionally garden and pet sitting

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Intermediate
    Spanish: Intermediate
    Portuguese: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    We have two caravans with a sheltered outdoor kitchen, sheltered outdoor hot shower, and compost toilet.
    We will provide you with vegetarian foods (e.g. fruits and vegetables) that you can use to prepare your own meals.
    We have two bicycles availabe for volunteers that can be used as a form of transport to get around

  • 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: 494436492548