Converting an abandoned vyniard into a food forest in Ponta Delgada, Portugal



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    Hello! We are João & Amandine, an azorean/french couple living in São Miguel Island, Azores.
    We live in a tiny house on 5500m2 of land on the north coast of the island. We bought the land in 2018 and we moved in 2020 to the tiny house. The land was abandoned for 60 years and now it's up to us to turn it into a lovely homestead. There's not much more than the tiny house so we'll be needing some help with clearing the garden, building exterior showers, compost toilets, veggie garden and so on! Currently we have 5 beehives, 3 vietnamese pigs, 2 dogs, 1 cat and our beloved son, Arthur.
    Write us if you are interested to come help out!
    We speak Portuguese, French, Spanish and English

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We travelled in South America for 1 year, woofing. What made a place was the people we met. We want to provide this same experience. Give back where we received so much. You'll get the view of the native and the expat. Trying to transform an abandoned place into something beautiful.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We have lots of basic chores needed:
    - Feeding the pigs; cleaning the garden; cutting wood; making compost; making raised beds; sowing; watering the plants;
    Then, depending on your motivation/skill, we can:
    - Rebuild garden stone walls, building chicken coop, building exterior shower; compost toilets.

  • Languages spoken

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

  • Accommodation


    You'll be staying in a tent, close to the tiny house but with privacy.
    You will be provided with breakfast and lunch!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The land is located in Capelas, Ponta Delgada. It has an ocean bathing spot 10 minutes walking. Besides, there is a bus station 5 minutes away that connects you to everywhere in the island.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have fiber optics connection but the "office" area is limited. we could set something up outside, or in our porch!

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Work from 9 am to 1 pm, 5 days a week

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