Experience traditional life on our smallholding in rural Alentejo, Portugal

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  • Description

    Description

    THE handbuilt cob house is finished. However there are still some opportunities to work in cob .

    The water retention and rainwater harvesting project has begun but there is still some water retaining swales to be done. If you are interested in ways to heal mother earth then this will be of interest to you.

    There are many farm jobs to do like making gates, fixing fences, putting poles in etc are always there and will be a part of your day as well. Plus sharing in the care of the animals -- horses, donkeys, dogs, cats, chickens, turkeys, and ducks. We are part of the Local Food Initiative where we exchange our duck and hen eggs for other produce.

    Planting trees and re designing the vegetable garden will be a part of the land based regeneration project. As part of my attempts to take care of this little part of the Alentejo i will be introducing pigs in the near future. It will first be necessary to build a home for the pigs.

    We are a chilled out, quiet place where you can live independently and enjoy your own space.
    We have two person caravan with its own outside kitchen/veranda it is comfortable and dry. we welcome people with their own van.
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    We moved to the Alentejo in 2004 and we lived in the caravan for two years until we moved into the small mud/straw/clay eco house.

    It is essential that you like animals and i am happy to share knowledge about the horses if you are interested. I encourage contact time with the horses.

    We offer accommodation and food which you can prepare in your own outside kitchen. we are 2 hours from Faro about 40 minutes car ride from the beaches at Vila Nova do Milfontes. we are very rural so if you have transport that would be good for you but this place is ideal for people who like the quiet life and happy with their own company. Our village is only 15 minutes walk and it has a bar, shop and padaria.

    We are off grid but we have wifi

    There is always some gardening to do, grooming the horses., taking care of all the animals

    NO DOGS because of the livestock.

    This is a very rural area, the Alentejo, it would therefore suit a person/people who are happy in a quiet rural environment.

    We are about 30 minutes from the Atlantic coast with some of the most fabulous beaches you will ever see. Our village has a bakery, small shop and a cafe so we have all of life's necessities close by!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • 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

    this area is a traditional, rural Portuguese area largely farms and villages in the typical Alentejo style. the coast line is the magnificent Atlantic and there are a number of surfing areas that hire out boards. there is also the relatively new Costa Vincente walking path stretches the length of the coast from Sagres to Setubal the whole route is now sign posted. the area has a number of communities including Tamera and Mooji

  • Help

    Help

    Our farm is only 10 acres but there is always a lot to do and we could certainly do with a general helping hand.

    Particularly practical things like repairing/making fences; making gates; putting in irrigation

    Plus some building work like woodworking and building walls of cob (mud and straw).

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    caravan and an outside kitchen. compost toilet and shower.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    i will be away for two weeks from the 22nd september.

  • 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

    our internet is pretty good. as long as your work allows you sufficient time to work on the farm you would be welcome

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    space to park with services

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    3-5 hours maximum per day 5 days a week











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