Experience the beautiful countryside of Portugal and help us transform our land



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    Olá! we are Nicolau and Natalie.. a young couple from the UK looking to make our dreams a reality!

    We are a pretty chilled couple, who like to meet new people,travel, experience different cultures and foods and are hoping to meet some new friends to help us on our huge projects!...

    We currently own over 2 acres of land located in Penamacor municipality in the district of Castelo Branco - Portugal .

    We plan on transforming our land into a little piece of paradise in the sun, whilst incorporating a combination of partial self-sustainability, permaculture and agricultural technologies.

    We are very new to this - but have been inspired by travelling ourselves as workawayers and seeing these methods in practice throughout Portugal.

    We are also at the "blank canvas" phase of our project, with lots and lots of help needed!..

    We plan on spending time this summer transforming our land into a beautiful,peaceful and inspiring home.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travelers will experience the beautiful countryside of Portugal! we are very close to the Spanish boarder..(30 mins by car). We are also very close to the mountains where you can find some great ski resorts, hot springs and stunning views.

    Located in the district of Castelo Branco which has many beautiful landmarks and lots of peaceful nature...

    Castelo branco town centre is a short drive away by car.... offering many restaurants,coffee shops,bars and much more.

    Fundao is also a 20 min drive away which has a small village with beautiful buildings, coffee shops,pharmacy,post office, restaurants which gives you a nice feel for rural Portuguese life.

    Language exchange.. my Husband is Portuguese..whilst I am British.. so we are happy to help and also learn new languages!!!

  • Help


    We are hoping to in the summer 2019;

    Build a warehouse.

    build a large shed.

    build an outdoor shower and toilet.

    set up and a polytunnel and begin sewing seedlings.

    plant trees and flowers.

    Transform a shippping container into a small livable space..

    create animal homes.

    building of walls.

    creating pathways.

    We would Love to host individuals,couples and or small groups to help us with these projects, with preference for people who can offer skills..such as building,carpentry,farming,animal care, electrics,plumbing, creative types(artists/painters/musicians),cooks and much more! However we welcome all workawayers who can commit to helping 4-5 hours a day 5 days a week. ( We are pretty laid back about specific times of day).

    We are not too serious! ;) and have a " work hard..play hard" mentality...and anyone who stays with us will be treated as family!...

    We advise all workawayers to have insurance and be aware we are in a rural location 45mins (via car) from the nearest hospital.

    40 mins (via car) from nearest shopping centre for more specific goods that workawayers may be wanting to buy

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Large 8 man tent. But depending where at within the projects..potential to stay in buildings which we will be working on to transform into something long term!(glamping pods!!)

    3 meals a day will be provided and we will be happy to cater to ALL dietary requirements! Meals are inclusive of days of ALL days spent with us.

    cooking is shared :)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Helpers are free to do what they like outside of helping hours.. from as little as chilling out on the land and soaking up the sun-sunbathing and relaxing, or heading into fundao village, Castelo branco town centre, crossing the Spanish boarder and experiencing both countries! ..

    In our time off we like to listen to music, game, cook, paint, garden,... so you are welcome to also just chill out with us..

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 977476355531