Learn about permaculture and living off-grid in São Teotónio, Portugal

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  • Last activity: 5 Nov 2023



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    Hi! We are Anna-Marie, George and Viva our daughter. We would like to welcome you to our
    beautiful place called Assoreiro! We are a family who loves nature, plays music, writes poetry and makes art. We love
    to teach - we have done about 25 permaculture courses across Europe and Asia.
    Around two years ago we came here and we have come a long way since then. Our talented team of
    builders and (previous) volunteers have helped us with this a lot. We are looking forward to having
    more people on our extensive land to make this an even better place and to teach more people
    about permaculture and living off-grid.
    The life here is mostly outdoors. We have different tents you can use for accommodation, including a 24m2 mess tent. We can provide mattresses and pillows. It is good to bring your own
    sleeping bag, but we can always discuss the accommodation. Caravan parking is also possible. We
    provide an outdoor shower that is covered from all sides (and above) that can have both hot and cold
    water, depending how you like it! We make use of compost toilets and we can offer vegetarian food
    for you in the volunteer kitchen.
    We would like volunteers to work four to five hours a day, five days in the week. In the weekends
    there will be some little common responsibilities but mostly you can enjoy your days off
    relaxing in nature or discovering the beaches and towns around. It can be useful if you have your
    drivers license but if not we can provide bikes (depending on availability), or you can ask us to come with you of course.
    We are looking for all sorts of talented people. You can help the builders and learn about carpentry, masonry and natural building, upgrade or show off your cooking skills to cook a healthy and nutritious meal for the builders (and
    other volunteers if around), clean, garden, babysit, composting, take photos of everything happening here, fly a drone, help with designs, write texts and
    funny signage for the land and/or help with our social media. We are planting trees (seasonal), building
    with mainly natural components, managing water, chickens and cats - all of which you can assist with if you would like to expand your knowledge and skills.
    Our place has good road access, outstanding natural beauty, private forests you can get lost in
    and so much more. It is developing into quite a site. We would love for you to have a fun time here,
    loving what you do, utilising your skills and ultimately we would like your work here to feed your soul.
    Feel free to send us a message if you are interested and/or have questions and come be a part of the
    next growth phase with your love and creativity!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The farm is stunningly beautiful - you may benefit from seeing traditional natural rebuilds in process, gardening, homesteading, off-grid living, composting, animal husbandry etc etc. Expand your horizons, see the world with new eyes.

  • Help


    If you want to come help a seedling permaculture project this is it. We need to design and build all of it! Want to build? work with clay? Have carpentry skills? Want to plant all sorts of gardens? Whatever it is - send us your skill set and we'll see if there's a fit.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    improving our Portuguese, sharing English

  • Accommodation


    Camping accommodation only at present. We can provide tents and bedding. We also welcome those who wish to bring their own caravan. But please check in with us - every month things will change.

    Volunteers will cook for themselves. What is not grown on site will be picked up from our local organic suppliers and supermarkets

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We're about 15-20min from Zambujeira do Mar, a stunning bit of coastline (good for surf too). 1/2 an hour inland is the Santa Clara dam, also a beautiful spot. There's unlimited hiking - We're on the Rota Vicentina trail. A lot of opportunities to play music if you bring an instrument. Lots of homesteading in the area, vibrant local community. Easy to get to nearby towns if needed, or beach for a sunset.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have Starlink. No dedicated office space, but hectares of land in which you can sit under a tree and work.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    You may park your campervan, no worries

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Some dogs are ok, please check in with us. Cats are cool. If you've got a horse that would be cool.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Máximo 4-5 horas por dia, 5 dias por semana

Host ref number: 978321262487

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