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Experience natural living, natural building and community living in North Portugal

  • Portugal
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  • Last activity: 24 Mar 2023



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    Hellooooo !!!

    We are a family of 4 ( 2 adults and 2 kids aged 5 and 4 ) living in Amarante, North Portugal. We live within a beautiful 3ha piece of land full of water and native trees and our lovely animals.
    We also welcomed friends to live with their container (tiny house) on our land.

    Your sure to meet international people during your stay as we come from England and Belgium, our friends from Mexico and Germany. We are very integrated in the local community as-well so you will definitely experience some Portuguese culture.

    We are located 5km from the historical city of Amarante, one hour from Porto and still, you can feel peace and quiet on the farm.

    We are in the process of renovating 2 traditional stone buildings to make our home, at the same time we care for the land, particularly the 350 trees we have recently planted and taking care of animals ( chickens, donkey, dogs, etc... ).

    Everything we do, we try to make it as ecological as possible, so you'll be able to learn natural building, natural farming, and more.

    We are part of a web of nice people creating similar projects around us, what we call our little community. We often organise nice events where you'll be able to meet other people.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity 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

    We are international people, speaking different languages as well as fluent portuguese.
    "Ex travelers", we know what is it to be volunteers.

    All of us have different skills including gardening, childcare, natural building, ,...

  • Help


    Our daily tasks that need to be fulfilled (not only by you), include; watering our 350 new trees, taking care of the animals and the garden, cooking, help in developing structures around the property etc...

    We have a house that we are starting to rebuild, that include stone work, carpentry, etc...
    Pierre is a carpenter so you might be able to learn a bit with him, or teach him more if you're skilled in that area.

    If you want to learn organic gardening, seed harvesting, water management, you re also in a good place.

    We are also building an education space (Forest School) for kids at the top of the land where you could get involved in developing the space.

  • Languages spoken

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

  • Accommodation


    We can offer a fully furbished caravan.

    It is insulated, has a king size bed, heater, water heater, cooker, oven and more.

    If you prefer natural camping, we have a lot of beautiful terraces with oak trees for shade.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You'll be close to a historical town, quite active in cultural events, and 1 hour from Porto city.
    We have a lot of friends around also creating a range of projects.
    There is a lot of trekking paths in the mountains surrounding us.
    Just a 15 minutes walk from here to beautiful river beaches.

  • 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 optic fiber unlimited internet, but only in the private house.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have a good and flat space for campers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 982211442625

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