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



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    Now in September we have to prepare some parts of the garden for the next season. I could really use some support for these tasks.
    The farm offers a lot of others works outdoor: the maintenance, of the grapes, of the habitats for wild animals, walking with the dogs , painting the house etc.
    Would you like to help on this permaculture farm for a short or longer term- in the months of October - December, 4 kms away from Budens , near the beaches in Boca do Rio and Salema, in the district of Vila do Bispo, in the Southwest of the Algarve?
    About permaculture - you learn it by doing.
    I edited 2013 a book about biodiversity in this area. For the identification of the fauna and flora around us.
    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 to cook simple meals and in cleaning in- and outside of the house. And bring along their own practical shoes and clothes.
    Rooms: An independent apartment for 2 persons.
    The kitchen is simple, but free to make healthy food.
    Breakfast and dinner : Selfservice. Lunch together.
    For everybody exists one big bathroom with hot shower , outside a shower and a compost toilet. You have also
    to help with cleaning.
    The helper has to work every day 4 hours in the morning or late afternoon.
    The weekend is free. And you have free internet in the whole house.
    The Supermarket Intermarché , the post office , and a little medical center are in Budens .
    The beaches in Boca do Rio and Salema are near- 15 min walk.
    You should have a health insurance.
    Therese, from Switzerland

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    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

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

  • Help


    Normaly we are working from 8 am to 12 am, in the winter later. In summer watering in the evening.The type of skills is changing often for not to feel over charged. Helper with knowledge about machines and exercise with physical tasks are very welcome. And with knowledge for restoration of stone walls.

  • 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, not to take every day showers) , that they work with concentration and that they help also in the kitchen.

    Contact me by Viber, Telegram, Email 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    The access to the farm is only available for little 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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Host ref number: 669452288714