Straw bale house in Castelo Branco, Central Portugal




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  • Description


    We are a couple of travellers, who decided to settle 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 and take care of our animals (horses, dogs, cats and piglets) while enjoying life.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Art Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

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

  • Help


    Right now we need people who can smile, while cleaning the land, cutting down bushes, making swales, cleaning trees, transporting manure to the right places, watering the garden, beautifying around the house....the list is endless.

    !!!Horse people / horse riders especially welcome!!!
    At the moment we need gardeners, landscape artists, people, who enjoy working with earth and plants.

    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.

  • Languages spoken

    Czech: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    German: Beginner
    Portuguese: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    A private room in our house, 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.

    Also, please start your message to us with greetings to our beloved piglet Malvína. (this is to know you have read to the end, thank you, our time is valuable to us)

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

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

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Host ref number: 919334236117