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I am a 42 year old Portuguese single who is living in this family farm for some years now. I am currently establishing a Permaculture Garden with approximately 5000 sqm, planning to make raised beds for horticulture and planting a variety of fruit trees.
I'm vegetarian for some years and have some fruits and vegetables from the farm.
I am also running B&B at the house and I'm planning to organize lectures, workshops and other activities on these themes, namely Permaculture, Natural/Raw food, Natural Healing, and hosting people who wish to learn more about this and who seek advice on nutrition and health.
The farm is mainly composed of olive grove, orchard and arable land, and it has water in abundance. There is a plan to build a natural pond for water storage and bathing/swimming during summertime.
It is located in central Alentejo, Portugal, near Mora and Montemor-o-Novo, at approximately 1h30min. of travel distance from Lisbon, lying in a transition region between the Ribatejo and the Alentejo provinces which stands out for its unique natural beauty.
The house has approximately 150 sqm and was nicely restored in typical style.
A hilltop in the estate provides commanding panoramic views over the countryside.
Types of help and learning opportunitiesGardeningDIY and building projectsGeneral MaintenanceFarmstay helpHelp with Eco ProjectsHelp around the houseLanguage practiceArt ProjectsTeaching
UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve
The volunteers may choose certain tasks and a flexible working schedule according to the needs of the farm and the project itself. Payment for working extra time can be arranged, in case someone is interested.
Each volunteer has its own private room with shared WC and living room (with fireplace heating during winter). During spring and summertime camping is also available. Most of the food comes from the garden or from organic production.
What else ...
Cycling, pedestrian walks, visiting local villages and towns, neolithic sites, bathing and swimming at Montargil lake, river beaches,etc.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
How many Workawayers can stay?
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 6 days a week
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Both the work and the weather were a bit demanding, it was still hot in the afternoon, but because we also had a a part of the house under renovation, we managed to work out a good solution by working indoors after lunch.
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