Help with organic gardening and building in Faial da Terra, Sao Miguel



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  • Description


    Faial da Terra is a remote village south east of Sao Miguel island.
    I'm maintaining a big garden + an house alone actually and i'm looking for people able to give good and strong energy with concentration, observing, commitment.

    I cultivate a large variety of fruit trees like guavas, bananas, anonas, papayas, mangos, advocados, different varieties of citrus..and grow vegetables, herbs. I sell fruits, vegetables, plants, jams, coffee, dry bananas, seeds, herbal tea... to a group of people who support me by their interest into local organic food and friendship.

    The garden is on a hill so in large part with slop and terraces. note that I'm working by hand with manual tools mostly that is important to be fit.

    --->>> I receive a lot of messages I only answer if you give these informations:
    how long you want to stay
    which period or date

    Before contact please pay attention:
    - you must have some experience in gardening so explain what is your experience
    - I'm not always here so you we will be alone sometimes

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    Organic farming, subtropical plants, local culture.

  • Help


    I'm looking now for long term volunteers with special conditions:

    --->>> 3 hours/day, 5 days/week

    --->>>SUMMER: watering (early morning or late at night), cleaning places or plants, feeding trees.
    From october: keeping the house clean and in good conditions, hosting guests occasionally, taking care of some plants especially in the green house and some trees in the garden

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

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  • Accommodation


    I'm looking now for long term volunteers with special conditions:

    --->>> July to end of September: camping life in the garden. Tent, dry toilet, shower at the sea side, caban for cooking, basic conditions but nice spot. ( the garden is at 5 min by foot from the house).

    --->>> from October, individual room at home sharing commons spaces with other people.

    --->>>Important: food is not included in the exchange even if we will share sometimes (once a week) a meal together. It mean you have your own organisation. For long term stay you can cultivate your vegetables. I'm selling fruits and vegetables but after introduction it's possible to pick some greens and aromatics.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We give priority to the people who have a real motivation for agriculture.

    Don´t forget to bring gloves, shoes for the garden and raincoat.

    Activities at Faial: hiking, fishing, swimming (depending the season), snorkelling but not surfing (it is on the north coast) or just be quiet and enjoy nature! You have buses from monday to friday, you can go easily to Povoãçao, Furnas (hot thermal water), Vila Franca and Ponta Delgada. For other places you have to hitchhike or take a taxi.

  • 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

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    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    3 hours, 5 days

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