Help with renovations on our permaculture paradise in the Alto Alentjo, Portugal



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    We, two people (59) / (55), a dog, Gustavo emigrated from "normal" life, walking across France along the Way of St. James. Having arrived in Portugal, we have been creating our small permaculture paradise on 3 hectares in the Alto Alentejo since January 2020. We live very simply, take a shower under the olive tree, wash our laundry by hand and sleep outside in the summer. We are currently building an outdoor kitchen, watering and maintaining our vegetables in the garden. We can already harvest the first vegetables. We want to preserve the excess harvest. There is a lot to do and we look forward to the new experiences, to experience our experiences, the work, together with you.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Language practice

  • 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

    permaculture planning, gardening, self-sustainability, making wine, making soap, fermentation, different kinds of preserve vegetables and fruits (drying, fermentation, marmelade, chutneys...)

  • Help


    watering the garden, harvesting vegetables, fruits, olives, water, preserve food, building constructions e.g. outdoorkitchen, outdoor-shower, water supply, daily farmworks

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Intermediate
    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


    peaceful and healthy living, in a caravan, with outdoor-shower, compost-toilette,

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The plains that disappear from sight start at the Tejo. And while further north the rhythm of life is shaped by the green of the vegetable region, the landscape further south combines with sun, heat and a slower rhythm. That is the Alentejo.The Alto Alentejo region is known for its unspoiled nature, culture. There are beautiful hiking and biking trails, you can watch birds, fish at the reservoir or swim.

  • 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

    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?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 849317451436