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We have an ecological open space in central Portugal run by a family with four kids. We like to welcome energetic people of all ages and experience levels to live and work with our family to establish a healthy and sustainable place for our four children to grow up in.
We are gardening and caring for a little herd of goats and we are also in real need of help with daily jobs that come with a flock of children. There are also natural building projects going on where we can teach stone and clay building techniques and would be happy for some more carpentry expertise or simply two more strong and willing hands.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
There is much to be picked up here in the areas of natural building, crafting, cooking, gardening, dairy and goat management.
Being a multi cultural family we find ourselves combining various traditions with a smile and a sweet vibe.
* Note: In addition to our regular volunteer program, these days we would also welcome to our family someone (M/F) who is interested in a long term stay.
To help out with household and take part in our daily routine, in exchange we'll provide a living space, full board (including meals, laundry, days off with car etc.).
For more details please contact us and mention in the subject *Long Term Program* .
There are various tasks around from householding to gardening and goat herding to fencing and building depending on your skill and interests there is always something to be done. The most important for us is that you are ready and able to manage your self and your work without supervision and seek rather communication than orders. There are also four kids around aged 12, 11, 8 and 2 who are happy to be inspired by cool projects and activities.
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 is in tent or a caravan with shared compost toilets and shower.
In general we will eat together as a family, our kitchen and garden are always full. But we also have fully equipped communal kitchen facilities that you can use if you prefer to provide for yourself or simply need your coffee in peace before starting the day.
All meals are provided for or can be cooked from provided food.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We have decent connectivity but a cap on data usage.
This host can provide space for campervans.
We have both dogs of our own as well as farm animals. So the stay with pets depends on the compatibility of the pet and attentiveness of the human :)
More than two
Maximum 5h per day. Weekends are free