Learn, help, grow on our organic homestead in Sul, Portugal

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  • Última actividad: 13 jun 2024



 Estancia mínima:  Al menos 2 semanas



  • Descripción


    Permaculture Paradise 🌱

    Are you passionate about sustainable farming & eco-living? Do you want to learn about permaculture and organic farming in depth? Are you a dynamic, motivated person with a high level of integrity and responsibility & a desire to know what real farm work is like?

    If so, we are the perfect place to come get your hands dirty & immerse yourself in a working permaculture farm with very knowledgeable hosts! Get your brain ready to learn all about the many techniques we are applying here & your body ready to work!

    A brief idea of our projects & volunteer needs this season:
    🔨Carpentry ~ building a roof over the guest caravan (possibility of paid work for skilled carpenters), portable chicken tractor, wood-framed greenhouse, and improving our outdoor solar heated bath area to include a bathtub.
    🌱 Permaculture gardens~ planting, watering, and harvesting an abundant variety of food crops for our personal consumption, plus the usual weeding, mulching, composting routines ;)
    💧Creating a water garden area for beauty and children’s play
    🧱 Experimentation with earth plastering & eco building techniques
    🥗 Cooking delicious homegrown meals for the group

    ~~~~~~~~ General description of us & our project:

    Hello! We are François, Suzanne & baby Ulysse and welcome to our organic farm & homesteading project 🌱🌱🌱 We are regenerating a beautiful 2-hectare abandoned farm using principles of permaculture, agroforestry, & eco-conscious living to create a sustainable homestead where we hope to “be the change” and share this way of life with people interested. We love to host folks who share our passion for hard work, nature, permaculture, and humble living in harmony & respect with Earth & all life here.

    Our little corner of paradise is nestled on the Eastern slopes of the Magic Mountains in Northern-central Portugal 🌄 It is a beautiful place, where the birds and water sing to us, a stunning view opens our hearts, and the wildness of the mountains beckons at our backdoor.

    Before we settled down, we were travelers, and many of our fondest experiences were as volunteers. Now we hope to return the favor, keep the travel spirit present, and share more great experiences as hosts.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Ayuda en una granja
    Cuidado de niños y juegos creativos
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general
  • 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

    Multi-lingual (French/English/Portuguese) Belgo-American family with diverse life, travel, and volunteer experiences; knowledge in permaculture, agroforestry, soil science, homesteading, eco-living, herbalism, French/world cooking, fermentation, recycling/upcycling, animal husbandry, nutrition & natural wellness, meditation & healing modalities.

    Our farm is part of a small traditional Portuguese village with several friendly older people still living “the old way” who are special souls willing to share their rich knowledge and stories; also, our dream of bringing this mostly-abandoned village back to life is starting to realize with another young family joining us in the village. We are also part of a vibrant international community of expats living in the region with many fun & diverse events happening regularly.

    Our farm also backs up to a vast expanse of mountain wilderness with crystal clear rivers, pure air, ancient neolithic structures, hiking trails, and endless awe-inspiring views.

    We are happy to share what interests you!

  • Proyectos con niños

    Proyectos con niños

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

  • Ayuda


    Help us organically regenerate our beautiful abandoned farm! Help specifically needed in construction, carpentry, organic farming & permaculture, peaceful communication & simple community living in a stunning natural setting.

    This is our third year on the farm, and we have many projects underway. The farm has a lot of existing infrastructure that needs repair & maintenance, and even more potential to be visioned and explored!

    Currently, our areas of focus are beginning a house renovation project, continuing to grow a large veggie and herb garden for personal self-reliance, caring for our baby & animal companions (1 lazy dog, 2 lazy cats, funny chickens), removing old vineyard posts, experimenting with earth plaster & eco building possibilities, improving and developing community spaces, and continuing our permaculture design process.

    Tasks will be varied, and we are open to discuss the kinds of projects you would like to focus on to organize schedules that are beneficial for everyone.

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Inglés: Fluido
    Francés: Fluido
    Portugués: Intermedio

    Este anfitrión ofrece intercambio de idiomas
    Este anfitrión ha indicado que está interesado en compartir su idioma o aprender otro.
    Ponte en contacto con él para obtener más información.

  • Alojamiento


    In exchange for your help of 5 hours/day, 5 days/week, we offer 3 meals/day (breakfast/lunch independent & shared evening meal where we all take turns cooking/cleaning) and basic accommodation in tents. We have a comfortable, cool community space with well-equipped kitchen, lounge, solar shower & dry compost toilet. Access to community movement space (yoga, etc) and many lovely natural hang-out areas around the land including dipping ponds and even a magical hidden waterfall in the forest. Cell phone reception is good, and wifi can be available at certain times.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    We deeply value the help of our volunteers and take pride in working along side you. François leads the team projects and has a passion for teaching and sharing knowledge. We are open to co-creation and suggestions. Sharing meaningful connection with you is just as important to us as the help you provide. We value honest, peaceful communication, feedback, and learning through experiences and relationships. No drama, good vibes.

    We live a peaceful, playful, happy lifestyle. We eat a veggie-based diet (meat on occasion) and try to choose organic when possible...and in summertime our garden offers many more organic veggies to share in joy and abundance! We cook awesome nutritious food and are fun hosts who have also been on the helper-end of volunteering before... so we're eager to support & create positive experiences for everyone through consideration and communication and of course hope for the same spirit of positivity & gratefulness in our helpers.

    Wishing you the very best, and looking forward to meeting you! Have fun & safe travels!

  • 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

  • Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Cell phone reception is good, and we have a wifi hotspot that can be available at specified times.

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    We have 2 flat spaces for vans.

  • Podría aceptar mascotas

    Podría aceptar mascotas

    Case by case basis—to be discussed.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

  • ...

    Horas esperadas

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 272646718752

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