Come and help out with our permaculture farm on the island of Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal

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Portugal

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  • Description

    Description

    There is a link between what we do and who we are.
    After many years traveling the world and some more living in Africa, where soil and sea so vividly express themselves, we started to have a different vision about the great mystery of life.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
    With a huge heart for the ocean, we found our way among forks and spades, while atempting to live a simple and meaningful life.

    We are located on a semi-urban 2 hectare Permaculture farm, nestled in the middle of the Atlantic ocean, on the beautiful and diverse island of São Miguel.
    We are passionate about permaculture, nature conservation, skills and farming. We want to grow food that is wholesome, organic and honest.
    We’re committed to live a hands-on life and share knowledge and skills to help people do the same.

    We are rehabilitating our land, and will open our doors for you and hopefully add something new to your life – whether it’s simply learning to start your own garden or on understanding a bit more about how to support the earth and start living in a regenerative way.

    Come join us on this journey!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    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

    Our goal is to capacitate community members to create awareness and teach sustainability and nature conservation in their own communities. If you wish to engage with us, we are looking for flexible, dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers who have a positive attitude and are ready to dedicate some of their time and energy to Permaculture.

  • Help

    Help

    We need energetic people with good life patterns and positive vibes to plug into the everyday work at the farm.

    From taking care of the animals, to gardening work or join whatever building project that might be happening at the farm, such as grey water systems, compost toilets, nurseries, etc...

    We have a "hands on" method of facilitating knowledge and during the days that you will spend with us, you will be "offered" an introduction to Permaculture course as we give special emphasis to explain the "whys and hows" of our work and lifestyle.


    People with special skills such as carpenters, builders, photographers/ videographers, Digital media or any other manual skill will always be given preference.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We feel blessed by having an outdoor life and our accommodations reflect that.
    We offer unique self-build, minimal impact cottages to like-minded people, who enjoy the outdoors and want to experience sustainability without giving up on comfort and modern aestethiques.

    All our houses are build according to permaculture principles, solar powered, all our roofs harvest rain water, we recycle our greywaters and appealing composting toilets that save 40 liter of water on average per person per day, and closes the nutrient loop on the farm.​
    Our Stone Cottages:
    Private 25m2 stone cottage with:

    - Comfortable queen bed
    - Inside wood stove
    - Outside lounge area
    - Solar Powered
    - Private outdoor cooking area
    - Rain water collection system
    - Private dry compost toilet
    - Private outdoor shower under the stars (Rocket Stove heated)
    - Greywater system and banana circle
    - Veggie & herb kitchen garden
    - Inspirational views over the fields

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Fall in love with the island. Hit the beach, roam the wild forests, or get lost in the beat of the city center.
    No matter what adventure you choose, we’re here to help you discover and connect to your passions in exchange for your collaboration on the farm.
    However please note that despite being close to all main cities on the Island, you still need to arrange for any kind of transport for your self during your stay.
    We have a bicycle that you can use free of charge or a scooter that you can lend ( please contact us to know more about the T&Cs). But, if you eant to take full advantage of what the island has to offer, we fully encourage you to rent a car.

  • 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

    We can provide uncapped, fast and steady connection on common areas of the farm, such as kitchen area. Internet wont be available on the rooms

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    4 horas por dia, 6 dias por semana



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