We are a Dutch- English Family of 4 soon to be 5 and growing menagery of one dog, goats, chickens and ducks.
We are living our dream on our off-grid small farm in Central Portugal.
Do you like to work hard, enjoy being outside and like a variety of jobs? Then we are looking for you.
We love sharing our passion for living in harmony with nature and share our knowledge about permaculture, natural building & farm life in general.
Help with Eco Projects
Babysitting and creative play
We live in a beautiful place, in nature with stunning sunsets. Next to this we also have swimming, beautiful walks as well as the local villages (walking distance) right on our doorstep it's a beautiful place to dive into Portuguese life.
We love community and learning from others. We love to share our permaculture/ gardening, natural building & general knowledge of living in harmony with nature. We are also an unschooling family, so are very open to share any insights on that.
As an active family you are always welcome to join with our Yoga, Running or Walking activities.
There is always plenty of work on the land and in the garden. A lot is land maintainance, clearing, improving the soil, working on our annual garden as well as working with natural building techniques to create fencing and other projects we have on the go. In the next few months Rich will be building our wooden dome house and some help might be needed for this project too, We try to become self-sufficient and our annual garden is important to us. Any help with watching the kids is also very welcome.
We generally work 5 days a week 5 hours a day (9-3 or 10-4) with an hours break. We hope whoever works with can work independentely as well as together.
This host offers a language exchange
We love love love to get better in Portuguese!
Caravan Space or
Tent (in Summer Period)
Flat Spaces for Vans
There are two small villages within walking distance, one with cafe's and a beautiful swimming spot.
Amazing walks are right on our doorstep and if you have transport there are so many great activities you can do. Especially if you love nature.
We also will go to markets, and try and do regular activities.
We do have good signal and WIFI.
We usually have space and time working and being together and time and space for our family to keep the right balance.
We usually find a good balance with whoever is sharing their time with us.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We have good wifi and you can charge up during the day.
At the moment 100% welcome to van dwellers as we are living in our own van and will be restoring an old ruin/ which will be our permanent accomodation. We have a flat spot but no electricity, plenty of sun to charge up solar. We haven't been out with our van for weeks and have no problems.
As long as they will get on with our super friendly dog and females are spade . And also will not attack the goats and chickens.
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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