Help out on a small Farm in Southwest Coast, Alentejo, Portugal

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Portugal

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    04/11/2021

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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    This is an organic farm established in 2015 at the heart of the Natural Park of Southwest Alentejo and Costa Vicentina. Our mission is to develop a sustainable business model that respects and actively contributes to the preservation of the local forests and habitats. We also have a very strong link with the local community, and we want to help preserving some of its traditions and culture, namely the culture behind the production of the "Medronho Aguardente"

    For the last few years, we have developed a Medronho brand which already has a national reach (see our web page at juniorjacques.pt).

    If you like to work outdoors and you are fit to keep an intense rythm of picking and a physical demanding task; this is for you.

    As for accommodation, we have a comfortable caravan with 2 bedrooms, a bathroom and kitchen and the so-called Spaceship, a former greenhouse renovated as a cozy sleeping place with comfortable mattresses. Bed linen is provided.

    On weekdays we have lunch together. For all other meals you will be given a weekly allowance so you can buy and cook your own food.

    As for the owners and host of the farm: We are a family of 4 (Afonso - Portuguese, Marieke - Belgian and 2 small boys: Elias and Lucas).
    The rest of the team is made up of Vasco, our forest and farming Manager;
    Kali, distillery manager; and Afonso, general Manager.

    Our workdays are from 08:00 to 14:00. Weekends are free.
    There will be bikes available and wi-fi.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    In general we offer very good living conditions to our visitors. The coast line is only some 5km away. Surfboards and bikes are available. The region offers great surfing and hiking/trekking conditions.

    As a growing business, there will be plenty of opportunities to learn how to develop a sustainable farming business.
    Workawayers will have the opportunity to learn more about organic farming, forest conservation, destilling and eco-building.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    We are currentlty looking for a couple to help with the gardening/farm work and to look after 2 boys ( 2 and 5 years old).

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    A spacious caravan with 2 rooms, a kitchennette and bathroom. We also have a so-called Spaceship, a former greenhouse renovated as a cosy sleeping place with comfortable mattresses . Bed linen is provided.

    Camping is also possible!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our region is great to enjoy nature. The ocean is only a few km away from us and there lot's of trails to explore walking or cycling.

  • 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

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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