Olive harvest now in Benfeita, Portugal

  • Portugal
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  • Last activity: 21/11/2022



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    Come and help with th olive harvest now. In return there's the opportunity to immerse yourself in nature and off grid living, to learn skills and deepen your awareness and practice of concious care of our precious Mother Earth

    If you’d seriously like and intend to help, you’re very welcome.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The local villagers are warm hearted welcoming folk and my friends, so you can meet them and enjoy and learn from their agricultural, cultural, language roots, much of which they still live and honor. I also love to practice languages, and you can learn from the land through work experience and from skills that I offer - earth care, sustainable living, growing food organically, wild food, preserving, clay render, natural paint.....

  • Help


    Projects I'm particularly grateful for right now are harvesting olives, cutting, carrying, stacking firewood

  • Languages

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

    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


    In the main house, your own room, with water and solar electricity.
    Outdoor kitchen
    Sustainable flush toilets, solar hot water shower and washing facilities.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are many wonderful sights locally and in the heat of summer the valleys and rivers hold their lush beauty and tranquility.
    The village of Benfeita is just 10 minutes walk from here with very friendly local people, a little shop, post office, the popular outdoor cafe in the square and a river beach for bathing.
    From here old stone walkways link rivers, waterfalls, villages and off grid dwellers, interesting friendly folk forming a spontaneous mostly off grid creative community drawn here from all over the world, of builders, growers, artists, craftspeople, healers, different therapists, people skilled and learning many aspects of sustainable living, dedicated thru native tree planting projects to make these mountains safe and beautiful again from ugly and dangerous eucalyptus and pine plantations, quick cash crops.
    There are local markets, a very popular alternative school, musical events ….opportunities to meet an awesome bunch of brave strong pioneers!
    We've qualified as an 'Eco Fregesia', eco local region.

    Obviously bring work clothes also warm and waterproofs and gumboots

    Food here is vegetarian, mostly organic, home grown, local, wild and simply delicious.

    Please only bring organic washing, hair, teeth and skin products as it all goes into the earth and river.

    I ask you please not to smoke here. The mountain air is fresh and clean.
    Also if you have a dependance on drugs or alcohol let this be an opportunity not to consume them, to let our engagement with nature be our natural healthy intoxicant.

    2 dear cats, 3 dear hens and 2 dear sheep also live here.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 895783958153

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