Help us create a nature retreat in Fundao, Portugal



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  • Description


    I’m Alex 39 live on a 35 acre farm in the Portuguese mountains with endless views that take your breath away .

    Trying to turn it into a nature retreat for lots to enjoy going forward .

    I have 2 small friendly dogs a cat and a tortoise

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I can help learn English and speak a little German .

    Learn about off grid living .......

    Solar power

    Compost toilets
    Worm toilets

    Water management

    Plumping wells and springs into the house

    Land management

    Wildlife and trees

    Olive harvesting

    Can’t teach permaculture but looking to implement it more here and can share ideas

    And the overall experience of off grid living in the Portuguese countryside , the people the weather and all the other wonderful things this country has :)

    I have lived in a tent a caravan and a barn since being in Portugal on 2 different lands in 2 different areas .. and now a house

    Photography is my hobby and happy to share

  • Help


    Looking for a couple ideally or two people willing to share a tent / bed

    I have a 35 acre old Portuguese farm in the mountains with stunning views

    I’m trying to turn it into a nature retreat and leave it as original as I can

    I have 1 builder working here and we need .....

    Help to develop 3 magical yurt spaces for future guests

    Help build a retreat centre by rebuilding a ruin decking it in beautiful wood

    Finish of a decorative touches in a old barn to make it in to a small barn apartment

    Integrate a larger permaculture garden and work out irrigation system from gravity feed pools

    Plumbing the natural water spring .. filtered by the mountain into the houses

    Clearing land and making paths .. beautiful walk ways , stairs out of logs and adding fairy lit walk ways

    We are both nice guys and get along with most as very down to earth .. we work hard but have fun too :)

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Bell tent 5 m - with its own outdoor yoga platform looking at views

    King size bed

    Anything you need can be added

    Kitchen and bathroom will be separate but usable at any time. I’m happy to buy all the food and you are welcome to join us for evening meals or make your own using the kitchen spaces .
    Breakfast and lunch I will also buy however it will be for you to make each day :)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Lots to see ... mountains, rivers , lakes , castles and views views views :)

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Please ask

  • Can possibly acccept pets

    Can possibly acccept pets

    Please ask

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 728979394876