Help us to land maintenance, animals, gardening and more in Alcochete, Portugal

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  • Last activity: 5 Jul 2024



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    We are a private homestead farm, with 27ha of cork oak forest. We seek self-sufficiency through a domestic family farming economy. We are not a business, we do not sell our products, everything we produce is for our own consumption. We offer direct and genuine contact with nature, vegetable garden, farm animals and local neighborhood traditions.

    We are located near Lisboa and Setúbal (30 minutes).

    We are looking for people with knowledge of permaculture, bioconstruction, carpentry / joinery, agriculture, animals, fences, D.I.Y. (detergents, soaps, salves).

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can learn to use the tools and small machines for gardening and tree pruning. Making your own bread with sourdough, deodorant, hand washing detergent, as well as canning some vegetables from our garden. Collaborate in the preparation of meals.

    There will be plenty of time for relaxing, exploring, and working on your own projects. In our free time we can go to the beach and Arrábida Natural Park or the river beach of the riverside village of Alcochete. Please note that public transport is limited from this location, but I may give a ride a few times to get out and visit the surroundings.

  • Help


    We need to build a shelter in the pasture for the animals (goats and Donkeys), to protect them during the winter.
    We have a dry toilet with shower, but we need to build another one close to the social and camping area.
    We need a small vegetables greenhouse/nursery to support our garden.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Portuguese: Fluent
    English: 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


    Room inside house or tent in the garden if you want more privacy.

    I ask for 25 hours work each week, this is usually 5 hours per day over 5 days, but there may be flexibility on how the work is done. In exchange, I will give all meals to you.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Lisbon is just a 30-minute drive. While you drive to it, crossing the Tagus River through the Vasco da Gama Bridge, you can appreciate and enjoy beautiful landscapes, the sunrise, the sunset, the pink flamingos in Salinas do Samouco, the riverside village of Alcochete, Parque das Nações in Lisboa.

  • 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?


  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 861233788884