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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 opportunitiesLanguage practiceHelp with Eco ProjectsGardeningDIY and building projectsCreating/ Cooking family mealsHelp around the house
UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve
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
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Sow we need help with... uhmmmm everything ;-)
- Building (yurts, Tipi)
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.
This host offers a language exchange
we really want to learn Portugees!
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 ...
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
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
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
We have several animals our selfs. If you’re pet is friendly then they ar welcome.
How many Workawayers can stay?
More than two
non fixed working hours. all depends on the work we will agree on.