Help us build fences and grow veggies on our small-holding in Monchique, South Portugal



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  • Description


    We are Emily (29), James (31) and our daughter Delma who is 21 months old.

    We live in a beautiful valley 20 minutes from Monchique, completely surrounded by nature with our 2 dogs and a cat.

    In the summer of 2018 a wild fire past through the land and destroyed everything we spent the previous year creating. We have finally managed to get back on our feet and would love some help around the land creating fences so we can get chickens and goats.

    We are a friendly, sociable couple and have really enjoyed spending time with volunteers in the past.

    It's very quiet and peaceful in our valley. Be prepared to spend time on your own. A vehicle is essential to get to town.

    I love the healing arts, women's health and empowerment, sacred circles, being in nature and spending time with friends.
    James likes to skate, go fishing, make things from wood and leather and drink beer 😉
    We love art, music and films.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will experience the early stages of a small holding. What it's like to build an off grid life from scratch...water systems, composting toilets, growing vegetables.
    Learn to live in harmony with nature and embrace the beauty of a simple life.
    James is happy to share his knowledge of carpentry.
    I like to work mindfully and would like to share this experience with others. I also practice Reiki and am happy to do exchanges.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We currently live in a tiny house and are waiting to renovate our larger ruin into our family home.

    Now we are focusing on the land; learning more about permaculture, growing food, pruning trees, weeding invasive plants, making fences.

    The option to do some child care so that I have some time to be productive.

    Help around the house and cooking is always appreciated ❤

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner
    Portuguese: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    A caravan with a compost toilet.
    Space for camper vans/tents to pitch up.

    We can provide all bedding.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Plenty of beautiful walks through the valley.

    Good mountain cycle tracks.

    Monchique town is a 20 minutes drive away where there are bars, cafes & shops.

    West coast is a 60 minute drive, beautiful beaches, cliffs, surf, more walking.

    South coast is 45 minute drive, beaches, caves, cliff jumping, large towns to explore, restaurants.

    Free party's around the mountains and gigs in and around town.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • 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: 573433928415