Help our family around the farm and with kids in a nature reserve in Portalegre, Portugal



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  • Description


    UPDATE 06.05.2021:
    AFTER 20 years in our current place, we decided to leave Germany and move our whole farm to Portugal! Our new place there is very similar, just bigger with 56 ha in Naturepark São Mamede.
    Our move is taking place during next weeks.
    If there is anyone out there, who would be interested to go to Portugal next and help us with the moving process, this could be your chance! We are driving our stuff ourselves, so could need somedody with driver licence to change the driver during the long way.

    We are a family and live on a 20-ha remote farm. Our farm is located in a nature reserve, on the foot of the Königsberg in North Palatinate highlands.
    We parents, Anne 41 (born in Finland) and Moriz 46, work in invidual pedagogik with youngsters who are difficult to reach and also travel weekends with our market stall on various medieval markets and festivals in Germany and neighboring countries. Our 3 children Laura, Anton and Valentin are 13, 17 and 20 years old.
    On our farm live also 5 horses, a dog and a cat.
    We have a small home garden.
    We have built our house largely ecological and independent of energy: electricity comes from solar energy and water from its own source, central heating is operated by wood burning stove.

    Wir sind eine Familie und leben auf einem 20-ha Aussiedlerhof. Unser Hof liegt in Landschaftschutzgebiet, zu Fußen des Königsberges in Nordpfälzer Bergland.
    Wir Eltern, Anne 41 (gebürtige Finnin) und Moriz 46, arbeiten in Inviduallpädagogik mit schwererziehbaren Jugendlichen und reisen ausserdems Wochenends mit unseren Marktstand auf verschiedenen Mittelaltermärkten und Festivals in Deutschland und Nachbarländern. Unsere 3 Kinder Laura, Anton und Valentin sind 13-, 17- und 20-Jahre alt.
    Auf unserem Bauernhof leben ausserdem 5 Pferde, ein Hund und eine Katze.
    Wir haben einen kleinen Hausgarten.
    Unsere Haus haben wir weitgehend ökologisch und Energieunabhängig gebaut: Strom kommt von Solarenergie und Wasser von eigener Quelle, Zentralheizung wird über Holzofen betrieben.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • 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

    Depending on your interests, you can learn different things from us, for example language exchange, energy-independent living etc.

    Je nach deine Intressen kannst du verschiedenes bei uns lernen, z.B Sprachaustausch, energieunabhängig Wohnen etc.

  • Help


    We can need and appreciate help in various areas, such as renovation, garden, horses, household, vegetarian cooking or homework help for kids.

    Wir können Hilfe auf verschiedenen Bereichen brauchen und wertschätzen, z.B bei Renovierungsarbeiten, Garten, Pferde, Haushalt, vegetarisch Kochen oder Hausaufgabenhilfe für die Kinder.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Finnish: Fluent
    French: Beginner

    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


    We have a big, wood heaten living container in the garden for visitors.
    Sometimes it's also possible to have a room in the house. Please ask before, if it's currently free, if it's important for you.

    Of course we always eat in the house together. Cooking is mainly vegetarian, as Anne and Laura are vegetarian. We are happy to take account of your eating habits, vegan cooking is also no problem or meat from time to time.

    Wir haben einen großen Wohncontainer mit Holzofen im Garten. Manchmal ist auch ein Zimmer frei im Haus, bitte vorher fragen, wenn wichtig.
    Wir essen natürlich immer im Haus zusammen. Gekocht wird hauptsächlich vegetarisch, da Anne und Laura vegetarisch/ weitgehend vegan sind. Gerne nehmen wir Rücksicht auf deine Essgewohnheiten, vegan kochen ist kein Problem oder ab und an Fleisch dazu machen auch nicht.

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    There are beautiful trails right outside the door and workaways can also borrow our bikes to explore the area.

    Es gibt hier wunderschöne Wanderwege direkt vor der Tür und gerne können Workaways auch unsere Fahrräder ausleihen um das Gebiet zu erkunden.

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    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

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Your pet has to be compatible with our animals, please ask before.

  • 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

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Host ref number: 774836274675