Join us exploring reforestation & soil restoration on our home farm in Regadas, Portugal

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Portugal

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  • last activity

    Last activity

    15/10/2021

 
  2021 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    Dear Workawayers,

    We are an early-bird couple living a peaceful, self-sustained healthy life in a 2 hectar farm in the district of Leiria and center of Portugal. We consider ourselves easy going, open-minded and down to earth, speaking four languages, including portuguese, german, english, french.

    Our terraced oasis is surrounded by different vegetation areas amid woodland, olive-yards, fruit trees, vegetable gardens, farm animals and vine-yards.

    Unfortunately this beautiful area is often hit by wild fires and subject of eucalyptys monucultures, leading to increasing biodiversity losses and soil erosion. In this context, we have decided to experiment further with new practices towards land cultivation and management. Therefore, we started to explore with biodynamic farming, permaculture and agroforesting.

    We live in the small village Regadas, which is 10 minutes away by car from Pedrogao Grande. While Lisbon or Porto is approximately 2 hours away by car, Coimbra, as capital of the central area is only 40 minutes driving.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    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

    In our farm you can experience some of the fauna and flora kept and cultivated in this part of the country. You will have an insight into our project practices, culture, gastronomy and country-side living. As well as the opportunity to visit typical towns and enjoy natural fluvial beaches.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    We need help with growing, building and maintaining our outdoor farm projects. There is always something to do, therefore the tasks can be very diverse, as for example building stone barriers, planting, weeding, watering or taking care of our animals. We appreciate new ideas and self initiative.

  • Languages spoken

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

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We invite you to join us at our spacious house and offer you a private room and bathroom, including flexible meals at fixed times. If you wish to sleep under the stars between trees, you can pitch your own tent or camper-van, but we ask you to message us previously, please.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We expect you to help us out for 5 hours daily and to be insured internationally. We are open for suggestions and any further questions or information, please contact us.

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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


Host ref number: 726694466225