Help on our farm and live on a little paradise in Alentejo, Portugal



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  • Description


    João and I (Maria) have been living here since 2017. João is retired and as we always like the Alentejo, as soon as we had the opportunity we bought a farm and moved here to be busy.
    Our farm is a little piece of paradise on top of a hill overlooking a tributary of the Guadiana river and the typical Alentejo plains. It is a 2 hectares property with olive trees, a small vineyard, some fruit trees and a vegetable garden for our consume. We are also volunteers at a childcare home and we deliver many of our products there.
    Our house is energetically self sustained, with solar energy feeding electricity to the entire property.
    We love animals and nature. We have dogs, cats, 1 donkey, goats, sheeps, chickens, who lives all day free.
    We compost the manure of our chicken, donkey, goats and sheeps that we use to fertilize the land. Also we have a composite to make earthworm húmus.
    We are used to receiving people. Friends, friends of friends who sometimes come to help us or spend a few days with us. We love to interact with people, exchanging stories and experiences.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    You will be able to learn how to work in the vegetable garden, olive trees and biodynamic preparations. You can also learn to take care of dogs and farm animals.

  • Help


    Although the farm is not very big, there is always work to do and we can't do it all. We are always in need help in the oliver trees, garden, light construction/DIY (carpentry, fences, paintings, buildings).

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Portuguese: Fluent
    English: Intermediate
    Spanish: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    You will live in our house with us. We have 1 room available, with a double bed. All food will be included and we eat together. Cooking and cleaning will be done together.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In your free time, if you want to get to know our culture, you can visit beautiful villages with castles, churches, palaces and museums that are between 15 km and 50 km around our small village
    There aren't many transports here. Therefore, it will be necessary to travel by car. If you don't have it, we can take you to the bus station.

  • 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

    We have near the house a lot of space to parking

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We have many friendly dogs. So, if your dog is a friendly dog, it will be welcome

  • 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: 764498399475