Farming in Portugal - we are looking for nice people to help on the farm and enjoy life

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Portugal

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    03/12/2020

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  2020 

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    our farm is located between lagos and sagres in algarve / portugal.
    the location is very quiet, far away from roads and unwelcome noises, surrounded by partly 500-year-old cork trees, eucalyptus, medronho, pine, pear, orange, lemon and olive trees.
    the valley has its own micro-clima, the plants and the temperatures change from place to place.

    it all starts around 6 years ago, when we convert this place from a desert into a little paradise. everything build up from the scratch.
    straight from the beginning born a huge garden, a lake for storraging water, the construction of a system for irrigation, operated with solar pumps and a water tower. the water supply works with gravity, so we do not need energy to run pumps.

    a composting toilet, a garage as a workshop with tools for working on the farm and an art studio follows.
    a barn made from clay is now home of the happy chickens, ducks and geese.
    2 cats, 2 (female) dogs, 2 lambs and a donkey are members of the family. all with the same history -rescued-

    the farm runs entirely with solar and wind energy.

    on this farm i live partly alone and sometimes surrounded by some friends and some volunteers.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Art Projects
    Teaching

  • 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

    for learning things, there are comprehensive skills in many scopes.
    from:

    welding (sculptures, constuctions...)
    electric (solar-systems, wind-energy, wireing, automatic switches...)
    carpenting (furnitures, jewelery, constructions...),
    electronic (contoling and surveillance-systems, hf-technics, it-technics...),
    video edit (filming, cutting, video-edit, animations, trolley and gimble making...),
    programming (html, php, css, ariduino C, some other syntax...),
    permaculture/gardening (planting-technics, irrigation-systems, fertilizing, insect control - all biologic...),
    oil and wine making (hmmmmm)...
    art (painting, graffiti, stencils, sculptures, creativity and crafting with all materials...).
    re- and up-cycling (convert "garbage" to usefull things and construction materials...),
    animals (what ever you want to know...),
    little selfmade helpful things (what make the life on the farm more easy...),

    learning to be economical with electricity and water, is in this enviroment inevitably.

    you are also welome to join the sport activitys.
    cycling,
    kite-surfing,
    kite-buggy'n,
    skating,
    longboarding...
    i also do krav maga three times per week.
    if you like i can teach you something about street defence in the 'fitnes-area' of the farm, or you can join the training in the krav maga academy.
    i´m keeping busy to practice saxophone

    not far from here is a (natural) climbing wall.

    max 10 km from here you will find amazing surf spots.
    for rental boards i can give you some 'insider-tips', so you don't get ripped off at the beach.

    sup (stand up padddeling) is possible, also out of the season.

    i can show you arround in the neighborhood and bring you to the most beautyful spots. here is a lot to discover.

    for compensation of costing of fuel i can give you a shuttle with the mini-van (for bigger shoppigs or transport of surfboards...).

  • Help

    Help

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    help is needed in the garden.
    (watering, planting claning and maintenance...)

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    maintenance for the animals
    (feeding , clean the shelter, lock the stable in the evening...)

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    cleaning the land from leafs, weeds and esteva.

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    landkeeping, when nobody is here.

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    help at constructions projects

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Greek: Beginner
    Portuguese: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    one caravan has enough space for a couple, it has a little kitchen and a wintergarden.

    one vw-lt campervan also with possibility for two persons.

    one outdoor bed with mosquito net, to sleep under the sky.

    if you have a tent, i'm really sure that you will find a beautyful spot.

    if you travel with a van, also a lot of possibility to park.

    everyone has his privacy


    food policy:

    everybody put food in the same pot for common meals or is independent with his own food.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    +++ importend note +++

    maybe the footage sounds a bit extreme to you but we already had a lot of bad experience with some workawayers, so we want to let you know that it is for us more than impotant to keep a good balance for everybodys happiness.

    cause...
    some of the possible volunteers change in the last minute their mind and cancel our appointment. for us it just brings up more work, it's not helpful for the farm and is also not fair for other workawayers, to block the accomodation for relieable volunteers.

    we want to ask you, that you are VERY sure to come to the farm to the time we've scheduled. we like to see the things clear and except that the people are honest and reliable ! READ the profile and you know what you awaited.

    if a compost toilet is for you not acceptable,
    if it is to far to the village or to the beach,
    if you need an deluxe bathroom,
    if you disagree with the policy of food,
    if you can not accept nonvegan people,
    if you are addicted to cellphones and internet, (***)
    if you are not able to use water in a economical way,
    if you except a 24h powerplug,
    if you abuse our simple rules or the regulation of workaway,
    if you have mental problems...

    ...this is not the right place for you!

    we live just a simple life and like to share it with people they are able to appreciate it, beeing socially minded, accepting the convention, beeing honest, relieable and respectful to each other, and do not loose the focus of the project.

    we offer you a nicely spot, a lot of free time to enjoy your vacation, sightseeing, sportprogram, workshops and more...
    for this we don't like to get exploited.

    to join the farm it would be great when you are 30+ !
    if you are younger we like to see some positive feedbacks.

    also... it seems like, that a lot of people just read the pictures and ask questions you can read in the profile. i will just accept request if you
    COPY and PASTE :

    +++ i read the profile, accept the conditions and show up to the time we scheduled. +++


    (***) generation smartphone is here no more welcome. if you are not able for REAL communication, you are one of the people they can´t live without a cellphone or a computer, having your face every second on the display, we send you a text, to go to WiFi-Land :D

    i´m sorry but we are really done with this.

    thank you for understanding.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    here is always a place for cmpervans

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    here are free chickens, cats and other dogs. if it is no problem, animals are welcome

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week

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