Come and join our community and help us to build an sustainable farm in Amarante, Portugal



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    Hello everybody,

    We are a group of friends, 2 couples and 3 babies, living in the countryside of Portugal, in the region of Amarante, next to Porto.
    Coming from differents countries, we experience community living in the middle of the nature.
    We are currently renovating two houses with the target of living sustainably.
    We are a branch of a cultural association based in the centre of Porto.

    The place where we live is an old vineyard farm, that has been abandoned for several years.
    Located close to the city center, it is still "isolated" in the middle of beautifull landscape, with an amazing view over the river Tamega.
    There are two bigger buildings, two garages that we are transforming into workshops and one shed.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Language practice
    Art project

  • 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

    Because we are coming from diferent contries : Portugal, Great Britain, Sweden and Belgium, you will then learn to live with people coming from different background.
    Because this project is part of an cultural association based in Porto, you will also benefit from expérience in organising event, participate to concert and so on.
    Each one of us have different skills, and work in different area, as art, carpentry, sewing, playing music, etc...

  • Help


    We try to build an sustainable farm, including ecological building, organic garden ( including permaculture, biodynamic techniques ), little tips to reduce energy consuming, etc...

    You would not be left alone to tasks, but we are looking for people to join us in our daily life, which can include anything from cooking, cleaning and babysitting to gardening, construction, renovation and much more.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Portuguese, French, Swedish, Spanish

  • Accommodation


    We have a guest room, a caravan, and a lot of beautiful places to camp.
    Warm shower, good food ( part we started to grow ), but also from local food providers.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are situated a 30 minutes walk from the beautiful town of Amarante.
    It's a one hour drive from Porto ( where the mother association is ), possibility of buses to go there ( arround 7 euros ), or train if needed ( 4 euros ).

    There is loads of beautiful places around, with crystal clear water, beautiful forest, well organised trekking routes.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • 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: 741124664214