Join our social project working with the elderly in a beautiful ecological farm in Marvão, Portugal



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  • Description


    We are a social-cultural project that brings hapinness, warm feelings, and hugs to old people (specially those who live in social loneliness) and people with speacial needs. We do our work trough arts and are specialized in theater and clowning.
    Now we run 2 places: a 0,5 hectar land in a beautifull ecological farm in Marvão (where there's also a forest school project and we take profit of the daily presence of kids around) and an old tiny house in the historical center of castelo de vide.
    This project is just begining so our dreams are still bigger than our hands, and that's why... we'd love to share our project and ideas with yours and find our own way to change the world though love, art and laugh.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Elderly Companionship
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help

  • 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

    You can learn portuguese, spanish, french and english. you can take experience in theater, social clown, clown, drawing, knitting, forest school methodology, vegetarian food. Sometimes, we invite other teachers / artists and friends and you would be able to learn from them a lots of other skills, if you wish. We work a lot with old people and love to learn from them old traditions and costumes from their past days. We can be your translators if you need.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We need help in gardening and wood building (compost toilet, outdoor kitchen, decks), taking care of some donkeys (not yet in the farm) and trees (old olive, cork and oak trees, and other fruit baby trees), cleaning, starting an aromatic herbs garden, help with maintenance of fences, gates, watering. We also need help working with people with desabilities and when we receive old people or other visits, preparing our regular cultural activities, cultural guided tours, welcoming the audience and the artists, help in kitchen, and accomodation with social turism. You will also find a space to share your own skills specially if they can be made with/for children.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent
    Esperanto: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
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  • Accommodation


    A tent or caravan in Terra d'Amor Humor (Portagem, Marvão)
    and, sometimes, a room in Maria d'Alegria house (Castelo de Vide)

    we have a comunitary kitchen where volunteers can cook their own meals with the ingredients we offer (vegetarian food). Sometimes, we can cook or offer one meal for the volunteers (per working day) but by now we have not the possibility to ensure that commitement as we work in some other places at the same time.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Around you can do beautiful walks in a Natural Park (Parque Natural da Serra de São Mamede), with waterfalls to find. You can visit a lot of precious historical heritage places (like Castelo de Vide, marvão, Portalegre, Nisa and the spanish Valência de Alcântara or world heritage Caceres (spain) - only 1 hour distance).
    You will be surprised with the megalitic presence or old roman city Ammaia. You can swim in a big lake almost savage, or in the closest Sever river. You can taste new flavors made with local and ecological products, and take part in a lot of cultural happenings all year.

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    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

    In the farm, we have internet access in exchange of a small donation, in the co-working place.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    There's a campervan parking really close-by our place and a river for good baths in summer hot weather.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

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    Hours expected

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

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Host ref number: 682831128916