Live a sustainable off-grid life in central Portugal




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  • Descripción


    Would you like to live in our beautiful off-grid peaceful paradise we have helped create with nature?
    Would suit a couple of Independent, practical, peaceful people who love being in nature away from the kaos of urban life.
    Update :
    We are in the process of setting up the caravan area., with new roofs, shower & compost toilet aswell as building a fence & clearing some forest.
    Ideally we are looking for skilled people to come help us. Those with carpentry skills, knowledge of power tools & experience using a chainsaw. If you don't have these skills then we would still love to hear from you as there is still lots of gardening, landscape gardening & land clearing to do :)
    Sebastien is from France originally and lived in Switzerland then Indonesia where he met Felicity from Uk. We moved to Portugal 4 years ago with our cat Odin travelling around in a truck searching for the dream land, we found it and now work very hard to maintain our shared vision. This land is set on the edge of a village near Tabua & Oliveria do hospital. Sebs passion is music & cooking and Felicity has a small ethical clothing business, together we combine our creativity and develop a magical space in which to grow.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Proyectos artísticos
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Ayuda en una granja
    Mantenimiento general

  • Proyectos con niños

    Proyectos con niños

    En este proyecto podría haber niños. Para obtener más información, consulta nuestras directrices y consejos aquí.

  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Volunteers will have the opportunity to Learn & connect with nature and live sustainably and off-grid in an alternative lifestyle in a peaceful rural environment in the countryside away from the busy noisy polluted rat race of modern society.

    The seasons vary but you can learn about the various trees and fruits and nuts, pruning & harvesting,
    We have ancient olive trees that we harvest to eat and produce olive oil that you can pick in November and watch the oil extraction process in the local mill.
    Some fruit we produce we make into alcohol where you can see the process in the local lagar.
    Learn about permaculture & gardening & Various food preserving techniques or forage for wild foods in the forests.
    Learn about the culture here in Portugal and pick up the Portuguese language from the friendly villagers, or improve your French or English with us!

    There is a lot of wildlife that visits the gardens where you see evidence of wild boars & Listen to the abundance of birds sing.
    We also have 19 Beehives that are thriving really well and knowledge can be shared from the beekeeper who sometimes visits.

  • Ayuda


    We're looking for people to get involved with us to maintain our farm, 5 hectares of lush terraces and enchanted oak woodlands. We'd really appreciate help with the ongoing care that's needed to manage this beautiful land.
    We have done most of the hard graft in clearing bushes and brambles but there's still lots to do. Trees to be felled.,wood to be chopped. Streams to be cleared, ponds to be dug..or love to be given in pruning various trees and general land management.
    Our organic vegetable garden has been recently redesigned & now supplies us with delicious homegrown food! Weeds always need removing and depending on the season some veg may need planting.

    The land is very diverse and we feel very lucky to have found such a special place with so much potential to create different areas within this Quinta.
    People with skills in construction & woodwork are extremely welcome as we love to bring these ideas together & create reality!

    We plan to build a music retreat in the future and extra compost toilets & shower rooms will need to be built.

    We are looking for enthusiastic hands-on practical & creative people ideally with skills and knowledge we can all share.

    Tasks can be physical but always enjoyable especially in the idyllic natural environment and sunny climate.

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Inglés: Fluido
    Francés: Fluido

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  • Alojamiento


    We have clean and tidy caravans and a tent, if you are traveling in your van or camper we have plenty of level space to park up under the olive trees next to the pretty stream.

    Monday-Friday we offer lunch and dinner prepared by Sebastien who is an amazing qualified french chef. Meals are delicious wholesome, healthy & mostly vegetarian.
    We will provide cereal for breakfast and there's some basic equipment in the caravan if you wish to cook for yourselves.

    There is a compost toilet and the outdoor shower is a basic 15L hand-pumped system.
    All our water is pumped from the well, which we filter or we visit a local spring.

    Weekdays we work, weekends we do our own thing. We do not provide food for you on the weekends. There are local restaurants and cafes to eat at on the weekends if you can't cook for yourselves.

    Any questions please message us.
    Look forward to hearing from you.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    The valley where we live has a lively alternative crowd of dwellers, aswell as welcoming locals.
    There is a big river a short distance where you can swim or fish if you have a rod, the village is 10 min walk and has a cafe and bakery both with free wifi. The nearby towns have local markets and amenities, Sierra Estrella mountains are not far and there's lots of beautiful walks in the surrounding nature.
    There are numerous river beaches close by and the ocean is an hour's drive. Porto is 2 hrs away and there is a train station and bus station close by in neighboring towns.
    We can provide mountain bikes and we go regularly into town if you wanted to visit.
    We are lucky enough not to be touched by the recent fires so our trees provide shade where you can do yoga or meditate in a peaceful environment.

    We would prefer to host a couple or friends who are travelling together.
    Non-smokers preferred during the summer season due to high fire risks.

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    We have plenty of flat land to accommodate any size living vehicle with great access for bigger trucks.

  • Podría aceptar mascotas

    Podría aceptar mascotas

    we have cats so no dogs sorry, if you're travelling with your feline then they are welcome :)

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

    5 hours a day 5 day a week

Son opciones de calificación adicionales para cuando los miembros dejan sus comentarios. Se muestra la calificación media dejada en cada opción.

Precisión del perfil: (4.8)

Intercambio cultural: (4.8)

Comunicación: (5.0)

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 116178697976