Help create a sustainable life on my homestead on the island of Faial, Azores, Portugal

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  • Description


    I am Canadian that has moved to the Azores. I am creating my self sustainable eco homestead and could always use some help outside of the somewhat rainy season. We are on the island of Faial and have a beautiful ocean front property in a protected forest. We have many fruits growing that need to be preserved, grapes to harvest and winemaking, soap making also weeding is a big part of maintaining the property. There are many other eco projects too. We are solar powered and supplying excess power to the local grid. Touring around will also be in our electric car powered by the sun. Recent addition is a copper still. This should be a fun experience.
    Come and play with the pineapples, bananas, figs, strawberry guava, prickly pears etc. etc. in the Azores!!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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

    People can learn to be self sustainable and live off of the land, how to survive if the power isn't available, how to grow food without chemicals and how to actually Live life and not just exist or go through the motions of normal life.

  • Help


    Any and all help is welcome from pulling weeds to constructing buildings with locally sourced materials and everything in between. Fruit and vegetable gardening and processing into preserves is a huge help also. Making meals and tending to the house gives me more time to accomplish things that need my attention.
    I love to learn new things and meet new people also!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a lava stone guest cabin as a private space. We are building an outdoor kitchen and washrooms shortly. We have a wood pizza oven and multiple bbqs available too. There is usually some type of fruit and vegetables available for helpers to enjoy but meals will at guests own expense. We can do group meals also if interested in sharing grocery shopping expenses.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are walking distance (1km) to the volcanic natural pools and stone beach in Varadouro where you can swim and snorkel in the ocean! Just up the road is Capalinhos volcano which has a very Mars like landscape , a lighthouse to explore and more natural swimming areas too.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    3 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 619523624582

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