Natural building at Eagle Rock homestead in Monsanto, Portugal

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 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    My boyfriend & I moved to Central Portugal in 2017 to follow our dream of building an off grid homestead from scratch, fast forward 5 years and we need some extra helping hands to complete some big projects we are currently working on. We are building a house from stone, we have a few animals to take care of, we grow organic food & have 5 hectares of land to manage & keep clean. We are working our way toward self sustainability & learning as we go, we would love to learn from you & teach you what we know so far.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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

    We live at the bottom of Monsanto, which is considered the most Portuguese village in Portugal, the area is rich in history & we have connections with many people in the area so you can really get a feel for what life is like in this part of Portugal.
    Come & discover what it is like to live off grid & see the mountain that is home to dragons before it becomes a popular tourist destination & inevitably loses some of its charm. ( the new Game of Thrones series " House of the Dragon " was filmed here last year )
    You can learn how to grow organic food, build a homestead from scratch, stone masonry, tiny house building & we will happily introduce you to our thriving little community here if that is something that interests you too.
    We run a small off grid pizza business & host pizza clubs once a week when lots of people come together to eat & drink & enjoy eachothers company, we would be happy to share this with you all too :)

  • Help


    We welcome people of all skill level and ages but our biggest project at the moment is building the tiny house. This house is being built in granite stone so it is heavy duty work, Marley will need somebody to labour him & help with this project.
    I work online during the day most days & my duties are to take care of the land management & the animals. While I am working I would need somebody to be self motivated to help with clearing, pruning, planting trees, taking care of the animals & lighter jobs. I will be available to help with this as well.
    If you enjoy photography or videography then thats amazing, we would love someone to document a little bit of our lives here too.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    I am learning Portuguese so I would be grateful to practice :D I teach English online so I can help with your English too

  • Accommodation


    We have a campervan available to sleep in or you are welcome to come with a tent, campervan, caravan, we have plenty of space available.
    We have hot water shower, composting toilet & can provide you with your own kitchen set up if needed.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In your time off you have plenty of beautiful walking or cycling trails to explore. The village of Monsanto is an amazing place to visit. You are welcome to chill & relax at the farm also. We work making pizza on the weekends in the local area so we will be busy but you are also welcome to join us on these days as well if you feel like it.
    Transport is limited here so its preferable you have a car or can drive & use our van. We look forward to having you here :D

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have good internet access from our place so you can work whenever you need to.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Your own campervan is amazing :D we have 5 hectares of land you can pitch up wherever suits you. The track into the farm is good for any vehicle.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We have a dog & 2 cats living around the house, as well as a pig & chickens. Your dog is welcome to live with us, our dog is very friendly but she will be top dog around here so your dog will need to respect that.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 555368827787

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