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Help our family take care of the land while discovering the area and connecting with nature in Colos, Portugal

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  • Last activity: 20 Jan 2024



 Min stay requested: 1 week or less



  • Description


    We are multinational family (two adults and four kids (6 to 13yo), common language English. Come and help us harvest our olives by hand, picking and raking = the traditional way.

    We live on one hectare land in a hamlet in South-West Alentejo. There is plenty of space to park your campervan/caravan and use our facilities.

    We started here two years ago with a big reforestation (native and fruit trees) and water retention action as well as building and renovating the two houses with natural materials. Our garden is also up and running and gives us nice vegetables all year round.

    Families with kids (older than six) are very welcome and in that case we'll find an agreement regarding the food/work exchange.

    Our land sits in a quiet area but not remote. The nearest village Colos is 5km away. The ocean is 35 mins away by car. And there is a rich social life in the surrounding area (markets, dances, singing circles, etc.).

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are a multinational family speaking French, Swiss German, German, English and Portuguese and we love to meet new people.

    We are happy to share our experience with natural building, setting up a garden for self-sufficiency, homeschooling, living a simple life in the countryside.

    We are interested in non-violent communication and authentic relating and are happy to play and explore it with you.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    Olive harvest! From 23-27th of October we will harvest olives from our 30 trees for conservation and oil (own consumption). We are looking for motivated people to help us climbing the trees, raking the olives from the branches, shaking nets, carrying buckets and sharing nice moments together.

    Besides that, there are always small and bigger things to do on the land: gardening (weeding, planting, seeding, maintaining the garden, etc.), helping us with natural building (depending on your skills), beautifying the land (land art, tidying), cycling with kids to the nearby school, cooking, etc.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    We are always eager to improve our portuguese and we are happy to welcome French speakers, especially for the kids to improve their language skills. English is our common language.

  • Accommodation


    We have a caravan with a double bed that you can sleep in. It has a gas heating. You can also come with your van or camper van. There are nice spots to park, a fully equipped outdoor kitchen, a shower and a dry toilet, electricity and water. Otherwise we can provide a two people igloo tent (bear in mind that nights can be fresh from November on wards).

    Vegan food will be provided either to be prepared by yourself or to be cooked in common meals.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is no public transport around here. You need your own car/van.
    There is an ok 2km dirt road to reach our land (fine with a normal car).
    Colos, the nearby village has some facilities (cafes, markets, minimercado, ATM) as well as a wellness center (daily yoga classes, workshops, massages) and a eco cooperativa. And there is a rich social life in the surrounding area (markets, dances, singing circles, workshops, etc.). There is a public washing machine 5 km away and supermarkets 40 mins away by car.

    The area provides for many hiking and cycling opportunities, swimming in the lakes or the ocean, listening to the birds and watching the stars and connection with nature.

    We like to live a simple life without much luxury. That said, we have wifi that you can use if needed.

    Family life and our online jobs keep us busy most days and evenings. We will not be able to work with you everyday. In our experience, workawayers that come as a couple or as a family fit best in our constellation.

    We don't smoke and prefer sober people.
    We ask you not eat animals on the land.
    We cannot accommodate pets.

  • 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

    We are digital nomads ourselves, and you can use our wifi. We only have outdoor/covered spaces though, no office room available until next summer

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have electricity to plug in your campervan, we have a fully equipped kitchen, dry toilet and shower for your use and nice places to park

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 888888515976



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