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Hello beautiful people of the world! We are a small Portuguese-Russian family with a 5 year old child. We are artists, musicians, builders and gardeners doing our best to live a simple but meaningful life by creating a small piece of paradise where we can connect with nature and ourselves by living a more sustainable, resilient and conscious lifestyle. We feel that having a direct connection to our needs has a direct impact on our quality of life. Build our homes, grow our food, develop our skills and our ability to connect with others, spread love and positive energy. In short to put in practice and show an example of the vision we have for life in harmony with Mother Earth.
We are blessed to be the guardians of a beautiful big piece of land in one of the wildest areas in Portugal. Half of our land is made of wild forest of Oak, Medronho, Pine and Eucalyptus. In our valley we have a great potencial for agriculture and abundance of water. We take inspiration from the principles and techniques of Permaculture together with the century-old tradicional local wisdom and do our best to help the land and nature regenerate and heal from many years of harmful agricultural practices. We share the land with a flock of chickens, a dog and a cat. We have many fruit trees, and in the season we pick and process our medronho to make the famous medicine :)
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
You will learn organic gardening, processing and preserving food, water management, building, woodwork, plastering, plumbing, portuguese and russian language, even music. You will be able to practice permaculture and natural building by direct action and hopefully teach us something as well :)
We are looking for active and dynamic people with a wish to learn, teach and get their hands dirty. We need help with many things that include various skills. For example: landscaping (building stone paths and stairs, clearing forest paths, etc), gardening and agro-forestry (seeding, preparing the soil, setting up irrigation systems, weeding, pruning trees, harvesting fruits and vegetables), building (wooden structures, building roofs, plastering, cobbing, laying bricks), and many other things
This host offers a language exchange
This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
Please contact them directly for more information.
We have a beautiful natural place in the shade and surrounded by trees for putting up your caravan/tent near the forest. Close by there is a common kitchen and hangout area, with water, electricity access and 4G wifi connection
The area where we live is full of natural beauty, In our land we are lucky to have our own spring and place to swim, as well as beautiful forest walks. There is also a big lake and a village less than 5 min away. We are 15 min away from Pego das Pias, a beautiful forest canyon and lake. The amazing atlantic coast with its wild beaches and surfing is only 30 min away. In the area around we are part of a growing community of alternative sustainable projects and many cultural and social activities are available weekly in the vvillages around (yoga, capoeira, ultimate frisbee, theater, music jams and more)
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.
We have plenty of space to park a caravan or motorhome
This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week