Help out on a small off-grid farm in Moreira de Rei, Portugal



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    Living off-grid and helping us to develop our eco farm - profile updated weekly.

    We are a couple without kids, Lucia & Fernando, with ours cats, Migalhas and Pussycat, who exchange the city for a off-grid farm near Moreira de Rei, Guarda.

    We are new hosts on the workaway.

    We love animals and they will be welcome to explorer the outdoor space.

    We love the simple life and Nature, we are transforming this farm into our permaculture refuge off-grid.

    Both practice Reiki, Yoga and Outdoor activities.

    Other hobbies:

    Lucia likes Reading, Decoratives arts, Shibari, Sexology, Ayurveda therapist and Spirituality. Makes Radionic Table and Oracles, Ayurveda and Shiatsu massages.

    Fernando likes Custom works in iron and wood, Shibari and Photography.
    Collector of antique motorcycles.

    The farm is situated and 2km from the nearest village and 15min from the city.
    Is possible buy all weeks, in the village, fresh bread, groceries, fish and meat from street vendors.

    We have space and conditions for caravans and tents.
    Good internet signal, but we don't have Wi-Fi, TV or other technology. In case of need, there is a residence in the village that shares Wi-Fi free with us.

    Every Friday there is a weekly streetmarket in Trancoso where you can purchase all kinds of items from food to clothing and hardware. Public transport in the village to and from the city on that day.

    In Trancoso there is a bus terminal and in Celorico da Beira and/or Vila Franca das Naves there are the nearest train stations. We are available to transport workawayers to inds and back.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    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

    Living in a sustainable and ecological community, strengthening the relationship with others, mutual help, sharing and union.

    It shares gastronomy, cultural, linguistic, and local customs.
    Trails and paths through the mountains to various geodetic points in the vicinity.

  • Help


    Welcome all workawayers to :
    Construction of a wood cabin for guest - project in progress ;
    Reconstruction of a ruin for living house -project in progress. ;
    Restructuring of the orchard, planting others fruit tree-project in progress. ;
    Installation of plumbing for irrigation of the orchard -project in progress. ;
    Organization of garden and existing forest with leisure spaces;
    Construction of a lake;
    Construction of small greenhouse for vegetables winter -project in progress.;
    Construction of the eolic system.

    Daily tasks such as:
    Clean and cook,
    Tending chickens,
    Removing weeds and fertilizing the orchard, Cultivating the winter vegetable garden.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Intermediate
    Spanish: Intermediate
    French: Intermediate
    German: Beginner
    Italian: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    Interest in learning the visitor's language. Lucia has already worked with people from Romania, Nepal, Thailand, Ukraine, Índia, Pakistan. He doesn't speak any of the languages ​​but he understands the customs and traditions of their cultures.

  • Accommodation


    At this time of year it is preferable for visitors to have their own caravan.
    We have a tent for 4 persons but now it's cold nights for tent.

    We have space in the house for one person.
    Once the cabin is finished we will have accommodation for single our couple workawayers .
    We provide all the food, except for a very specific diet. Vegetarian ou vegan without problems.
    The preparation and preparation of meals and cleaning will be agreed between everyone.
    Each one is responsible for their own clothes, with a washing machine available.
    Main house with hot water, heating and wood oven.

    Maine House have water and electricity limited, kitchen and bathroom fully functional.
    We have a garden that provides vegetables in summer.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Nearby we have historic villages inserted in the route of Historic Villages of Portugal, Moreira de Rei, Marialva, Trancoso, Longroiva, Near the Douro region.
    20 minutes from the Dam, ideal place for walking in the forest, fishing, and other sports such as canoeing, diving....
    45 minutes from the Ruinas do Prazo, the famous Machu Picchu of Portugal, among other viewpoints.

    In the vicinity of the farm there is a small stream, ideal for a walk through the wild woods!

  • 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

    Good internet signal. I have electricity to charge pc, mobile phone, or other technological equipment.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    3 campervan ou motorhome.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 762679588257