Help with natural building and enjoy basic life inside the natural park of Serra da Estrela, Portugal

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  • Description

    Description

    Come share experiences on our small farm in the mountains of Central Portugal. Enjoy a simple life in harmony with nature, camp under the stars, shower under waterfalls or bathe in the river.
    We search natural builders with experience in cob, gardeners, landscape artists, arborists and musicians.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    Art Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Here you learn how to take a step back from the often too busy lifestyle and have time to get to know yourself, your needs, your strengths and your creativity, without pressure or judgement. We try to live in a way that is traditional for this area, where you will still find shepherds with their flock of sheep walking the streets. People here make their own cheese, wine and bread and are proudly offering them to taste for everyone. Living a simple sustainable life means to use as little modern technology as possible. We find that we cannot live a independent life for as long as we are depending on items. We hope that anyone who visits can mainly learn something about themselves.
    The village we live in is situated on the side of the mountains and therefore, the views are always wonderful and there are endless hikes to be had. We hope to attract travelers who wish to live in harmony with nature and reconnect with our roots. It is so easy to forget the beautiful basics.

  • Help

    Help

    For the coming months we are looking for a volunteer who is experienced in cob and lime plastering, to help us with some projects on our cabin and barn. We also can have a volunteer with more basic skills to water the veggiegarden and the newly planted trees, thats kind of a lot of work during summer.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent
    Swedish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Simple. We have a van with wood-burning stove and solar energy for colder nights and a tent with air-mattress and sleeping bag for more adventurous volunteers. We all use the same facilities here. Shared kitchen, compost toilet, and hot shower. We provide biodegradable soap if you don´t have any.
    We provide veggies from our garden and basic ingredients for cooking.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In your free time, we can take hikes together (we´re in the mountains afterall), play music, play boardgames, go to the closeby bar to have a cold beer or even to the cinema in a closeby town.
    No public transport here, but we can bring or go with you to town by car or walk for 20 -30 minutes. There are tons of natural beaches around if you wanna chill at a lake or river.

  • 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

  • Can possibly acccept pets

    Can possibly acccept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours per day 5 days per week

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