Straw bale house in Central Portugal




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  • Description


    We are a couple of travellers, who decided to put a foot down in Portugal, we live in a straw bale house in Portugal. We bought a land, that had been neglected for many years, we are trying to restore it, clear it, finish off our house, take care of our animals (horses, dogs, cats and a piglet) and slowly start a permacultural project of our own..

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Share our lifestyle, living in a straw bale house, surrounded by nature, we can show people how to render a straw bale house and all the good features that come with it, horse riding and natural horsemanship skills available for those, who are interested.

  • Help


    At the moment we need help with lime rendering our house, cobbing our bath tub, building a water storage tank, making wood for the winter. There is always some garden work, general farm maintenance and olive and wine season is upon us...

    In general we need help with many things around the farm. Work here is physically demanding, you should be aware of that. New gardening ideas always welcome. DIY skills are a bonus. We need help exercising our horses too, so plenty of horse riding for a keen person.
    !!!Horse people / horse riders especially welcome!!!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Czech, some German and Portuguese

  • Accommodation


    Separate, one room stone buidling, food preparation is shared and food consumed together. Please let us know about any non-standard food preferences prior to arrival.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are not far away from a little town, where everything can be obtained, also close to mountains Serra de Estrela and Spain, many walks around available, a big lake for swimming also, plus many small Portuguese villages you can go for coffee and connect with the locals
    Area around here is full with alternative communities and many interesting events happening at all times, festas, bio markets, concerts, etc.

    NOTES for potential volunteers: If you confirm your stay with us and decide not come, kindly let us know immediately, dont waste our time and dont take away opportunity for other people, who might be interested in your spot. Also, we are happy to tell you timetable for local buses, but please we are not able to search your journey, how to get here from London, Tokio, Madrid or any other places on the Earth. Thank you for understanding.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

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Host ref number: 919334236117