Help us create our very own small holding farm in Monchique , Portugal

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  • Description

    Description

    We are an English family living in Portugal, and we have an idea to create a small holding farm 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 3 cats, lots of chickens and 2 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

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

  • 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.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    Gardening, building, clearing, Irrigation, fencing, logging, allotment and animal care.
    And very soon 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

    We recommend bringing your own van/campervan however tented accommodation can be provided in the orange grove sleeping bags & beach towels will be required and we also recommend having a head touches.

    Eco-toilets and outside shower facilities and provided.

  • 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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