We are tipi makers from Cornwall who moved to Penamacor in Central Portugal a year ago. We are living on our farm which is right next to the Malcata Nature Reserve. We have an olive groves veggie patch, strawbale house (work in progress) old stone barn (which we currently live in) and woodland set on a long large field. We are creating a wonderful project called Enchanted Acres which aims to provide free workshops to people on all manner of subjects from cob and straw bale building, rainwater harvesting, permaculture gardening, herbalism and much more, alongside this we will also be hosting talks from a range of high profile people who have experience and knowledge in all issues which currently threaten the health and future of the planet today.
We are currently on the look out for a Workaway who can come for a couple of weeks to help with some strawbale building and land maintenance in form of tarting up overgrown areas and generally making the place look a bit more pretty!
Babysitting / child care
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
We are looking for people who initially can help us clear some unloved wooded areas on our 3 hectare Quinta, work includes, lime rendering, forest clearing, pruning, we will need help planting seeds, an odd bit of fencing and other odd jobs here and there in the early days will be needed, some help restoring the barn on the land, installing rainwater harvesting and loads of other things to gain experience with and help get the project off the ground!
English and a little Portuguese
We can offer Tipis and or bell tents for accommodation, we have an outdoor kitchen and compost toilets as well as hot water showers, we will provide meals or food for you to make yourself meals for breakfast lunch and dinner
We hope you can come and join us to help the project from the beginning, this is an exciting and unique experience to see a project raise from the ground in the beautiful area of Penemacor, we have views over the mountain, there is so much to do here, we have beautiful river beaches nearby, lakes, great walking, thermal spas, and Monsanto the 'most portuguese village in Portugal' nearby, the city of Castelo Branco is 45 mins away and we have numerous national parks on our doorstep - you might even spot a rare Lynx!!!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers