Come and join an Eco Off-Grid-Farm close to Castelo Branco, Portugal



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    Hi, I'm Sven and living here for over three years. I love nature, people and the land.
    The project was started to escape the hustle of the normal world and to lead a pleasant, respectful life. I try to produce most of the food myself and use resources sparingly.
    The drinking water is fetched from a nearby spring, electricity is produced by a solar system and a lot of the work is done by hand as well with tractor and other machines.
    The farm is almost 2 hectares in size, there are various animals, cork forest, olive trees, wine and a large garden.
    The aim of the project is to live as independently and sustainably as possible.
    All skills and all loving beings are welcome.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Art Projects

  • 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

    - work with wood like general constructions, roofs etc.
    - many other handicraft skills
    - learn to play guitar
    - learn German and Portuguese language
    - live sustainable and in an ecological simple way
    - kindness, respect, love

  • Help


    - work with clay, plastering and building
    - building a shower, a clay oven, a roof, a shed and ...
    - garden and forest
    - Art work, painting
    - all other types of daily work on a farm as it arise

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    - I have a room/small house for you. Separate accommodation
    - or bring your own camper/tent

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Close by is a nice lake for swimming or fishing. Castelo Branco (the biggest city around) is just around the corner. You can discover many villages and you feel back in time.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 792896389674