Help create a permaculture farm in the hills, Carapetosa, Portugal



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    Hey! :)
    Thank you for taking the time out of your day to check out our project, we really hope you can be a part of what we are creating!

    We are building up a natural farm with the goal of turning it into a donation based wellbeing retreat mainly for drug addicts and cancer patients. Our aim is to do all forms of wellbeing from sound healing, meditation, yoga, juicing to indigenous medicines. It's a very exciting project!

    We started out last year tidying up the property and planting hundreds of fruit trees and vegetables. We are working with local permaculture experts to create the best environment to regenerate the land and create a fertile place to grow all plant based foods - from nuts and seeds, to fruit and veg, even tea!

    We are currently working on making the farm/retreat as sustainable as possible, adding more plants to create a self sustaining land that can feed all of those staying with us.
    If anybody has experience working on organic farms, in regenerative and permaculture farming, especially in the local Portuguese climate that would be a bonus.

    We have started work on the construction of some cabins which will create more accommodation for those coming to help, we have nice facilities to wash & cook etc. We also have great internet connection for those who still need to do some work or contact their family and friends.

    We want to work together with the land to create the most pleasant environment possible. We are looking at getting a small digger/earth mover to adapt the land. digging natural pools etc. Another project in the future will be to fence off a paddock and introduce some animals to join our family (we already have two cats), so if this interests you or you have experience in this, we would love to hear from you.

    We hope to open to volunteers to stay and work and join wellness workshops that are to come (yoga, meditation, etc.)

    We look forward to working with you to create this lovely space in nature.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    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

    We will share with you this beautiful piece of nature looking out over the forests and lakes. We hope that you will improve your natural farming skills, carpentry, husbandry while joining our family.

  • Help


    You will be asked to help roughly 20-25 hours a week in return for food and accommodation.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner
    French: Beginner
    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


    We currently have space for 2 guests in a house with log burner, electrics, running water etc.
    We are also in the middle of building 4 other separate lodges with use of all the facilities.

    Please apply if you have your own van for accommodation.
    You will have access to the kitchen, lounge and bathroom with hot running water and wifi.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Locally there are many beautiful walking trails. The river is a delight to relax by and swim in, even on winter days! There are many mountain bike trains, and other lakes to visit nearby. There are also many beautiful old Portuguese towns and villages to visit nearby.

    We have also found an amazing local community in Castelo Branco, with people with land or traveling here from all over the world. They host multiple events every week, including dances, jamming sessions, yoga, flea markets etc.

  • 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

    Yes. We have a great wifi connection and electrics to charge your devices. A few of our volunteers have also worked part time whilst working on the land.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Van dwellers very welcome. We have lots of space to park, and access to the necessary amenities, including the kitchen, bathroom with hot water, internet and washing-machine.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Yes, but we have two cats so they have to be gentle!

  • 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: 834452287599