Experienced long term couple or single wanted to help located in a beautiful ecological reserve central Portugal



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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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    Hi everyone,

    We are located in a beautiful ecological reserve in central Portugal. Here land is terraced, quite steep and a clean beautiful stream runs through the land.
    We used to live on the land with our 2 children, but we were heavily touched by the fires of last October and lost our house. 2 yurts remain, one of them amazingly adapted to portuguese weather and with attached bathroom and kitchen. We are talking off grid. Solar electrics and water from the river.
    We are considering what to do with the land, and we don't really see how to live there with our 2 young sons anymore since we lost our main structures. But we are in love with the place and would love to have a couple or a single that is a GOOD farmer, to live on it and take care of the place, together.
    We are considering a collaboration if you have the right profile, some longish experience, ideally with some animals, since it's a lot of work to keep the land clear and it has to be.
    We even considered co-developing a pedagogic farm, and also offering workshops related to sustainable lifestyle. We are strong to organize the different possibilities and events, we just don't manage it all.
    If you are looking for a longer term project and if you like this area, which in case you don't know it one of the main alternative living places in central Portugal, lots of people living off grid, friendly community, events and more...
    If you are curious about all this, don't hesitate to send out your profile so we can exchange more.

    You will sleep in your own yurt with private bathroom and small semi covered kitchenette.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    you can learn one way of living off the grid, discover an area with lots of people living in a similar way, learn about basics and share our experience. We have travelled a lot before living here and are very interested by different people/cultures.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    farming on terraces, growing food for small group of people, and keeping a few animals

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Mongolian yurt with log burner and private bathroom. very nice space down on our land, close to the river, in nature. Close to the local village.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We can send you some local websites with events and more details about the area if you are interested to come here. Music, workshops, markets, movie nights, and more are regulars. :-)

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 974291984721