Learn about self-reliance, bio-construction (help build strawbale house) and permaculture. Help with the land. Enjoy to be surrounded by nature and trips to wonderful beaches in South Alentejo, Portugal

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  • Last activity: 19 May 2024



 Min stay requested: 1 month or more



  • Description


    We are Ibon from Euskadi, Gala from Venezuela and our 2 year old boy Odei. We are a family leading a life based on sustainability, guiding ourselves through the principles of permaculture, and basically love and respect for Nature. We are beach and nature lovers, enjoy activities such as surfing, reading, cooking, gardening, taking care of animals, walking, yoga, etc. we are very calm and chill people.

    We had an agritourism project bassed in: nature, self-reliance, permaculture and art. We had built ourselves during the last 14 years our home and other 4 beautiful wooden houses (turism), but last year everything was burned because of wildfires. We were left with nothing but ashes and our land. So now we plan to start all over again. This time make stronger constructions against fire. This is where we need help! Building our home (bio-construction), we plan on doing it completely ourselves. Also we need help in cleaning the land (a lot of dead trees because of the fire).

    The land has 3.5 hectares full of trees , it has a privileged location, only 25 minutes away from the beach. Alentejo is a beautiful area with many beaches and places to discover. We are very close to Ajezur(30 min away) and also Odeceixe (25 min away) .

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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

    We have a small community of friends who live in the area with which we share hobbies such as surfing and lifestyle.
    We sometimes make plans with them, the volunteer will also enjoy these plans having access to meet more people.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Construction of a strawbale house and cleaning the land because of wildfire.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We offer a caravan.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Volunteers can benefit from living in permanent contact with nature, Learn about bio-construction, learn to live a life based on self-reliance and permaculture.

  • 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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 741447699926


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