Help us create a Agri-tourist small holding in Monchique , Portugal

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  • Description

    Description

    Due to the current situation we will not be taking in any workawayers .

    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 3 horses.

    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

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Hopefully they can learn some new skills and see how other countries cultivate the land & how different it can be.

  • Help

    Help

    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

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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 .

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week










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