Forest-garden regeneration project close to beaches in north-west Algarve, Portugal

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  • Last activity: 26/01/2023



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    Located at the outskirts of Monchique mountain range, 20 minutes drive from beautiful surf beaches and picturesque touristic towns, Floresta is a non profit project focused on nature.
    Here we:
    - Grow food in a gentle and holistic way while improving the soil.
    - Creating a syntropic food forest on 4 thousand sq meters of flat land by the stream.
    - Nurturing and enhancing 16 hectares of hilly wild land full with young cork oaks and strawberry trees (medronho).
    - Collecting wild seeds and seeding in the wild.
    - Enjoying the peaceful life, the clean air and the shining stars.

    We eat vegetarian, and we try to buy everything local, organic and fair trade.

    The land is big and the work is mostly physical, we are looking for fit, positive, independent people who like to spend two weeks in the calmness of nature.
    It is recommended however to stay here with a car as there is just too much to do and see around :)

    Let's talk!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    General Maintenance
  • 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

    Portuguese language and culture. No till, syntropic, mixed cover crop and other holistic agro forestry approaches. Intesive food forestry, water management, seed bank management and big scale natural landscaping.

  • Help


    Gardening, planting, seeding, weeding, clearing, pruning, propagating, opening forest paths, collecting wild seeds. Taking care of the dogs.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    Right now we have a nice private caravan for a volunteer / couple by the river stream.
    It has a little kitchen and a compost toilet not far away.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The area is amazing for nature walks, surfing, dining out and mingling in Aljazur or Odeceixe. The land is 7 minutes drive from the main road, 10 to the bus station, and from 14 minutes to villages and towns. 18 minutes from the nearest beach.
    We eat vegetarian on the land, you are welcome to eat meat and fish out.

  • 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

    Possibly yes! let's talk about it.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Small vans are welcome

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Please let me know about your pet

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 666874395397

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