Join us in the forest in Alentejo, Portugal



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  • Description


    Permaculture project with idea and space to create a eco-village.

    águAmãe: The quinta is located in Alto Alentejo 2 km from Portalegre. Fifteen hectares whit magical forests and a beautiful valley provided by seventeen sources and several mines with healthy water.
    Until now we are three people, who start the project, Michel from Luxembourg is a carpenter, already had a little eco business running for 25 years on making furniture. In 2015, he did a permaculture curse in Vale da Lama. Diana born in Barreiro. She is a mother, a master in contemporary jewelry, a veggie chef, and passionat by plants. Loki a 9 year old boy, he have a inexhaustible energy, and have a lot of imagination
    We already have some gardens and numerous species of plants, shrubs and trees for local consumption giving us a lot of food. We have so far install a compost toilet, a shower, a community kitchen and we finish a room to stay for wwoofers in the big house.
    If you want to learn about carpentry or doing gardening you are welcome. This winter our plan is so far, fencing some plots for sheeps and we will need help to do building jobs in the big house.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    We live here at 700 meters in a beautiful part of the national park with a large biodiversity, healthy air and spring water, no intensive agriculture and no heavy industry in the area. Great to regenerate and to ground yourself.
    In addition, there is the beautiful town of Portalegre which can be reached in 15 minutes on foot.
    Anyway, in summer we take life easy here in the Alentego when it gets really hot. We are close to beautiful lakes and waterfalls, where we often meet friends
    We also regularly have parties with music and good food here or on friends places.
    We have been here for 6 years now and have learned something from this piece of earth that we can share.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    The work involved in the project is very diverse. From the wilderness that prevailed here before we bought the land, we try to create a small self-sufficient farm with the knowledge of permaculture. In addition to everyday work, two to three priorities have emerged for this summer.
    -To continue to work on the house, which includes a lot of carpentry at the moment, walls, ceilings and floors ....
    -And every year the wild boars with which we share the land here multiply. We are now at the point where we draw a fence some distance away so that no conflicts arise. (They are not dangerous, but can do a lot of damage on the land in a very short time )
    The help we suggest is 5 hours, 5 days a week. We start in the morning with a small meeting where everything can be planned and discussed. We give the priorities, but are open to creativity in the implementation and we are happy when people share their talents and knowledge with us.
    That is also what we would like to share.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    We have made up a room on the first floor of the large house that dates back to the 17th century. The room is 5 by 5 meters. The 4-meter-high room is open to the insulated roof. It has insulated windows. it has a large fireplace with an open fire. Life like in the middle ages only with more comfort. Here we have 3 sleeping options.
    and then when more people come we set up the new yurt on a platform in the oak trees that gives 2 more sleeping possibilities.
    and last but not least, there is already an existing platform with a tent and mattress for 2 people.

    We will be providing bedding and tents for the Workawayers, you dont need to bring you own tent.
    There is a communal kitchen with a common room in the big house, shower is also here.

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    What else ...

    ​Telephone : ​00351927603663/ 00352621279967

  • 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

Host ref number: 691734439963