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, gardeners, painters, landscape artists and musicians.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Animal care
    Art project

  • 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

    We are just in the beginning of setting up our farm and will be happy for help with caring for our the veggie and fruitgarden, building a breadoven and some shelter out of wood. We are doing everything ourselves here, so if you are searching for a place to try out stuff you have learned or always wanted to learn, or just wanna hang out and make music, we are open for all people who love a simple life in nature. (at the moment without electricity or internet).
    We don´t believe in asking for a set hours nor day requirement and we don´t think people should work when they feel like resting.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    english, portuguese, swedish, german

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Simple. A tent and bedding will be provided. We all use the same facilities here. We use compost toilet, we bathe in the river, jump into the natural pool or shower under one of our waterfalls. We provide biodegradable soap if you don´t have any. No electricity nor internet on our land, both can be used in a cafe 5 minutes walk from us.
    We provide 3 meals (vegetarian) per day.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    0-5 hours per day 0-5 days per week, depends on you



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