Help our homestead 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 for builders with experience in cob or lime, gardeners, arborists and other handymen.
    If you are depending on tecnology and cant do a step without your phone, this is not the place for you.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • 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

    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 of modern life. 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 influenced by media and 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 stonewall pointing 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 young trees and veggies- 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 for colder nights and a tent with air-mattress and sleeping bag for more adventurous volunteers. The volunteers have their own kitchen and should be able to cook with the veggies and groceries we provide for them. We have a compost toilet, and hot shower. We provide biodegradable soap if you don´t have any.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept 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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