Share a simple, nature oriented life with us in Alentejo, Portugal



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  • Description


    We are a young family, Tania (portuguese) Matteo (italian) and Kalei, our 1.5 year old son, and we live in Tania’s family farm, close to Ourique (Alentejo).

    We have a plant based diet and eat mainly from our little permaculture garden. We are passionate about having a regenerative healthy lifestyle.
    The land we leave in is very big, with plenty of space for walks and enjoy the quiet nature of Alentejo.
    In the farm there are semi-wild horses and other animals with whom you can respectfully interact.

    At the moment our focus is on small projects like gardening, making a compost toilet, water storage, wood collection, and planting trees, etc.
    Since we had our son, accomplishing this small projects is sometimes hard so we really appreciate when someone looks after him so that we can work together or have time for ourselves.

    We are looking for someone that can appreciate the simple and minimal lifestyle we have to offer, that is interested in being a contributing part of our little family and that wishes to join us for at least a few weeks. Generally the longer the stay, the better.
    At the moment we are not open for workawayers who can stay for few days only.

    Last not least we are in the process of opening our land to more people to create the initial phases of a community. If this is something that interests you, you can find more details about our vision here:

    Please read the following points since they are important for us:
    👉 Exchange: we propose you to help between 20h and 25h per week (mainly babysitting) in exchange of housing in a private room, lunch and dinner (not breakfast).
    We also welcome individuals or couples staying in their own campervan and preferring taking care of their food. in that case the exchange would be between 10 and 15hs a week per person

    👉 Childcare/babysitting: this means mainly playing, and going for walks with our son, or having an eye on him when he explores and play by himself. We do not ask for diaper changes, wash or such.

    👉 Food: we will provide plant based meals, mostly organic, local and seasonal food.
    We prefer to receive someone who also prefers a vegan diet, but we also welcome vegetarians.
    We usually shop in bulk in a wonderful cooperative/organic shop 30 minutes from our place and we are happy to go there together so you can also purchase any food you might need.

    👉 WIFI: the wifi in the house is limited but we have 4g coverage, so if you need constant internet access we recommend you to have your own mobile data plan.

    👉 Nature care: everything we use, flush, wash, ultimately goes to the land, so we kindly ask you to bring/use only natural/biodegradable products and to do your best to produce little and separate the trash

    👉Contact: If you are interested, please write in your message your Whatsapp or Telegram number so we can call you and get to know each other better

    We hope to see you soon and to have great moments of creating and relaxing together.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • 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

    If you join us you will have the chance to experience living life in a farm on a Area of Portugal which is becoming increasingly conscious. We have different communities close to us, including Tamera and Monte Sahaja, from Mooji.

    Living in a farm has the great advantage of having a constante relaxing, silence environment surrounding us and all the responsibility that takes to build a regenerative live.

    So, you might learn about reforestation, permaculture or different methodologies to face life and relate to people.

    Matteo has been traveling through a lot of places and experienced many great things so talking to him can give you a lot.

    Tania is more focused on living a peaceful simple life, so you might be contaminated by her calm way of living.

  • Help


    Taking care of of garden: picking weeds, tending plants and beds, watering, seeding, transplanting, composting, making soil...

    Childcare: spending time with our 1 year old son, doing things outside in nature when he is happy.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    We have one room and plenty of space for camping..

    We have PLANT BASED DIET and this is what we wish you to have. In case you have special needs that are outside of this range you are welcomed to get what you need.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live 7 minutes by car (about an hour by walk) from Ourique.
    If you have your own car you can easily drive to our place and visit many nice places around here, such as the communities we mentioned above, the beaches either in Costa Vicentina or in Algarve or two lakes.

    If you travel by feet you can come by bus to Ourique and we are happy to pick you up either from a train or bus station.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Digital knowmads can join us, we have 4G but you'll need to use your own mobile data or other device

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Feel free to join us with your campervan, we have plenty of space.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    20hs per week, or anything between 15 and 25hs per week.

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