Help us start an eco-farm in Serra da Estrela, Portugal

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  • Last activity: 23/01/2023




  • Description


    Father; Pim (38)
    Mother; Caroline (38)
    daughters; Ize (10) and Fenna (8)
    Kater; Doortje (4)
    kitten; Josje; ((2, (and 5 kittens)
    Dog; Lieke (9,5)
    Dog: Beertje (pup)

    Two years ago we sold everything in the Netherlands and started a wonderful adventure in a camper with the hole family and animals.
    That trip brought us to Portugal. To be more specific... The Serra da Estrella.
    we fell in love with the mountains, the people and the pure life that the people live here. In this part of Portugal, the person really counts! even over money.

    so we sold our house on wheels and dived into the deep end. We bought 3.5 hectares of land to become as self-sufficient as possible together with the locals.

    the valley where we live is a beautiful place with a lot of families wanting to be chance for the future of our kids and the planet.

    Stop talking about chances! start doing it!

    and at that moment disaster struck.
    the whole mountain was on fire. 25,000 hectares of beautiful UNESCO heritage burn down. it banished a lot of our land and almost everything from our neighbors.
    But we are combative and want to replant the mountain with native and fruit trees! To keep our lands and the mountain save from fires again.

    We will rise as(s) the phoenixes.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
  • 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 wil learn how to start a permaculture farm.
    - how to build small buildings
    - make compost toilets
    - and all things that need to be done when starting a farm

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Sow we need help with... uhmmmm everything ;-)

    - Building (yurts, Tipi)
    - Reforesting
    - Gardening

    But what we really would love (but that is not necessary) is when we come back form a hard days of work that diner is ready and the disses are done.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    Portuguese: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    we really want to learn Portugees!

  • Accommodation


    We own 3.5 hectare of land. Sow a place to sleep is not a problem.
    However like we said, the road is a dirt road good enough for regular cars, vans and medium sized campers.
    For really long and wide campers it will be possible but its a challenge.

    So you can put your own small camper, tent, car, or van etc. on our land.

    We can and will provide bedding if you can’t arrange that you’re self! Also a tent to sleep in is available on our Quinta.

    - wassing machine is an option
    - electricity on solar (with restrictions)
    - hopefully on short notice a shower and toilets (now only a cold shower)
    - water is no problem

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    everyone is a free person! so we don't want to build working hours. what is important to us is that it benefits everyone and that there is trust.
    If it clicks, you are welcome and otherwise we have the freedom to say goodbye!

  • 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

    We have space for small and medium campers. 4x4 would be ideal. Our an experienced driver. Small to medium sized vans, cars and medium caravans ar no problem! Electricity is an option.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We have several animals our selfs. If you’re pet is friendly then they ar welcome.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    non fixed working hours. all depends on the work we will agree on.

Host ref number: 577454128193


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