We are an English family living in Portugal, and we have an idea to create a Agri-tourist small holding with as much ecological input as we can implement with intent to improve as it rolls along.
We are in the early stage of this project and are looking for help in many aspects of work, such as, clearing the land,
building, renovation in a traditional compact earth method recycled and taken from the land (so called adobe, sun-dried earth bricks made with a adequate percentage of clay ).
planting, animal care, etc.. We currently have 4 dogs and 2 horses. If you can horse ride you are welcome to bring your boots and hat to jump on for a ride in the woods!!
The land consists of an Orange Grove, Madronho berries, Eucalyptus, Pine trees + 2 wells (for intended renovation in a traditional rural style).
There is a limited bus service from the local village that can take you into Portimão
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Hopefully they can learn some new skills and see how other countries cultivate the land & how different it can be.
Gardening, building, clearing, Irrigation, fencing, logging, allotment and animal care.
And from the beginning of August we will be starting our project of our Rammed earth home so anyone who has any kind of experience with eco building Rammed earth building please do get in contact if you would be interested in helping us
English & Portuguese
Accommodation is tented in the orange grove sleeping bags & beach towels will be required and we also recommend having a head touches. with cooking facilities, shade, Eco-toilets and outside shower facilities. This would be best suited for a couple or friends.
The fantastic west coast is only 25 minutes away by car for surfing wind surfing and kite surfing , diving & snorkeling.
The south coast is 15 minutes by car away ,for the same as above and much more as the beautiful diverse town of lagos is one of our nearest.
Monchique is our back drop , fantastic for hiking cycling, horse riding dog walking etc .. all in all plenty to do if you fancy it .
On our land we have two small lakes one that can be used for free swimming on those hot days .
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week