Help me with some DIY projects in Freixial do Campo, Portugal




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  • Description


    Hi, I'm Jean-Paul and I recently moved to Portugal from the Netherlands looking for a more sustainable way of living. My goal is to create a small permaculture farm, where people can stay, contribute and grow by learning new things and exchanging ideas. Living a balanced life with hard work and good fun.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals

  • 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

    In the area of Castelo Branco a growing number of people is interested in living more in tune with nature. There are weekly events to meet new people, watch a movie in a solar cinema, go for a swim in the Marateca lake. This is an ideal place to learn about off-grid living and permaculture.

  • Help


    Most of the work involves DYI construction with old pallets and working the land, but we also welcome people who love cooking healthy food for the team or people who are creative and want to make the place even more beautiful.

    My aim is to host 3-4 people continuously.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    French: Intermediate
    Portuguese: 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


    On the land of 2,8 hectares there are multiple private places to set up a tent. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are at the central porch. There's a outhouse with a compost toilet and a simple shower.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The land is close to a little town called Freixial do Campo which is about 15 km from Castelo Branco. In case you want to fly, you'll have to take a 2-3 hour bus drive from either Lisbon or Porto to Castelo Branco. You'll be picked up from and brought back to the train station. But since it's a rural area, having a car makes it much more practical to see something of the region.

  • 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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • 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

    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

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Host ref number: 819243689555