Healthy life on a permaculture farm near Budens in the Algarve, Portugal




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    I need help in October and November.
    Are you interested to participate when the garden has to be prepared for winter?
    It would be fine to have more space for vegetables, trees and compost and make better the quality of ground.
    Would you like to help on this permaculture farm for a short or longer term, 4 kms away from Budens , near the beaches in Boca do Rio and Salema, in the district of Vila do Bispo, Southwest Algarve?
    About permaculture - you learn it by doing, also about biodiversity and entomology.
    I edited 2013 a book about biodiversity in this area.
    I have 3 street dogs . They like walking with helpers.
    Landscape: Hills with hedges and trees. I try to protect different habitats for wild animals.
    The food is vegetarian or vegan, enriched with the vegetables from the garden.
    The helpers of course should have knowledge in cooking simple meals and in cleaning in- and outside of the house. And bring along their own practical shoes and clothes.
    Rooms: Two big double rooms. An independent apartment for 2 persons
    The kitchen is available for three meals. Also amazing places under trees to make yoga or to read a book.
    Breakfast and dinner : Selfservice. Lunch together.
    For everybody exists one big bathroom with hot shower , outside a shower and a compost toilet. Under trees there are a lot of options to relax near the house.
    The helper has to help every day 4 hours in the morning, by rain in the afternoon.
    The weekend is free.
    The Supermarket Intermarché (Internet), the post office , and a medical center are in Budens .
    The beaches in Boca do Rio and Salema are near- 15 min walk.
    You should have a health insurance.
    You are welcome.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The little village Budens is lovely and people are very kind. Portuguese culture.

  • Help


    Normaly we are wirking in summer from 8 o'clock to midday. In winter 8.30. The help changes very often for not to feel over charged. Helper with knowledge about machines and exercise with physical tasks are very welcome.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    The farmhouse: very big, with a big terrace. Enough space that everybody can make his life!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The helper(s) should stay and help on the Quinta two full week ( Mo-Fri). It' s important for me that they accept the rules of the house( for instante not to spend to much water in summer), that they work with concentration and that they help also in the kitchen.

    Contact me by Viberr, e-mail or telephone(sms).

    My hobbies are: working outdoor, painting, nature studies, spend time with my dogs.

  • 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

  • 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

The beach Boca do Rio
There are always cows or sheeps in Boca do Rio.
Fritilaria lusitanica
A helper with one of my dogs.
Our next village is Budens with very kind population. 4 kms away from the farm. You find there internet access, post office, coffee shops and a little and big supermarket(Intermarché). By bicycle 8 min.

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