Help at our eco edible forest farm and explore nature reserve of Serra de Estrela, Portugal

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  • Last activity: 26 Mar 2023



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    We are a couple, Gil and Lior, pharma-culture veg people living in a beautiful off-grid ecological farm, near the nature reserve of Serra de Estrela, a few minutes walk from a village and 10 minutes drive to the town of Fundao.
    This is our place to make reality our perception of how our lives, of human beings, can be conducted together with the nature around us and not against it.
    This is pure happiness, a special place for trees, insects, mammals, monkeys of the genus Homo sapiens and everything else.
    surrounding by forests, in a small valley with green mountains around.
    after many years in India and S.E.Asia forests, We establish an edible forest on land that already had more than 150 old fruit trees on it: apples, plums, cherries, oaks, loquats, figs, and more. the farm is almost self-sustainable and our dream is to be as much self-sustainable as possible.
    we are experienced and willing to share and teach the ideas and day life vision of "grow your own" and "do less damage around" because this is the only thing that will help everything:}.

    Looking for a short and long-term vegan couple or 2 friends to stay at our farm.
    we very much prefer people that have some tuoch to parmacalture life and thinking
    At This time we are looking for gardeners.
    we wish the volunteers to do things that will make them happy, and there is doing requested in many fields.

    Please tell us about yourself, interests, time of travel, and experience in volunteering.

    will be happy to hear from you:}


  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • 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

    we willing to share our long experience with eco off-grid pharma-culture life.
    we are practicing and teaching different methods and techniques for growing food, include Masanobu Fukuoka's technique: "the one straw revolution" which speaking about inaction agriculture: how to work less and get more.
    Gil is a very experienced handyman with a wide knowledge of a variety of fields: yurts and natural building, pharma culture, woodworking, and all kinds of DIY.

  • Help


    at this season we look for help with general permaculture gardening, preparing the garden for the summer, preparing the land for plantation and water harvest, and plant trees. DIY projects from wood, (if you like it). raspberries cutting, and gardening.
    if your soul is artistic we will be happy for art creation work on the land. we want every person to find what he likes to do, with what he likes to play, and play with that because life is a game.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Hebrew: Fluent
    Japanese: Intermediate
    Lao: Intermediate
    Spanish: Beginner
    Portuguese: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    lovely caravan in the woods with bedroom, small kitchen with gas and saloon. best for couple or 2 friends.
    clean designed compost toilet and hot shower in yurt nearby.
    we can provide internet, but not for video streaming.

    The work will be 15 hrs a week and make your own food

    from our experience, it will be best to fit the volunteering program for each one personally.
    we can adjust according to the desire, experience, and working knowledge

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    there is a nice village 10 minutes walk from the farm with coffee shops, small shop, and transportation to the town of Fundão.
    walks in the area are beautiful and the special Serra the Estrela natural reserve is on a very short drive. the beautiful old town of Covilhã is also nearby.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    access is almost possible for vans but not for big caravans. On the first day, you will clean the access to the van and then you can have your own privet access to a private beautiful platform with tap water and an amazing view

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    if you have your own van or tent so no problem.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    15 hrs a week

Host ref number: 938738881854

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