We – Josh and Veronika, originally from England/Germany, don't live on the quinta but in nearby a village. We work on our quinta several times a week, looking after the land and developing a food forest along syntropic farming principles. Josh is also a geodesic dome builder. We are in the process of creating a place where we can learn more about syntropic agriculture locally.
Types of help and learning opportunitiesHelp with Eco ProjectsFarmstay help
UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
You will learn about syntropic farming, various methods of composting and growing your own food on a small scale in rural Portugal within a diverse community of locals and foreigners from various countries.
We are currently growing a small foodforest on our quinta and are looking for help with taking care of the land and the plants. Gardening and/or landscaping skills are greatly appreciated.
Another current work in progress is a 12 m geodesic greenhouse dome.
Volunteers will work alongside the owners of the quinta as well as other longterm volunteers.
The quinta has a 3 bedroom granite house which is available for our volunteers. You will sleep in your own bedroom – kitchen, bathroom, living room will be shared with other volunteers. Some 'free' food (seasonal fruit, salad, herbs, vegetables) is available for harvesting on the quinta.
We do not provide additional meals on a regular basis (apart from the occasional shared lunch)
The land is located on the edge of a Portuguese village. A mini mercado, cafés, a market garden, baker, and yoga school are all within walking distance. The village has a vibrant community with frequent events locally.
What else ...
Volunteers are expected to work approx. 3 hours on weekdays in exchange for accommodation and the food that the land provides. To the nearest town (with banks, post office, super markets, pharmacies etc.) it's about 8 km. Public transport is not available, but shared lifts can be arranged.
There is plenty of opportunity to meet other people at markets or events in this area of Portugal, including hiking in the Serra da Estrela, swimming at river beaches, visits to small museums, yoga, meditation, shamanic retreats, etc.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Can host digital nomads
For 30 € per month you can have your own unlimited wifi connection, or you my be able to share wifi with other volunteers staying at Quinta de Mourão
Can possibly accept pets
This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.
How many Workawayers can stay?
More than two
Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week