Help with natural building and land clearing in Pedrogao Grande, central Portugal

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  • Última actividad: 6 feb 2024



 Estancia mínima:  Al menos una semana



  • Descripción


    We are a young family of three, Zak (27), Jackie (26) and Toddler N. In 2019 we bought 2ha of abandoned land in Portugal and moved there full-time this spring. We’re working very hard to build a sustainable future for our child through regeneration of the land. We are caretakers of a cork oak forest amidst the eucalyptus plantations and need some help clearing the land and bringing it back into production. Another big project is the building of our bathroom, which we plan on doing with all-natural materials found on the land. A few years ago we visited and worked on a few workaway projects ourselves, which helped us immensely on deciding to embark on this grand adventure, so now we’d like to give back.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Construcción y bricolaje
    Ayuda en una granja
    Cuidado de niños y juegos creativos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    We can teach you what we know about gardening in a changing climate, seed saving, foraging and herbalism and building a farmstead. Often times we still learn something new and we always appreciate the ideas others bring in. At all times we’re happy to share good Portuguese vino and music!

  • Proyectos con niños

    Proyectos con niños

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

  • Ayuda


    We have an endless to-do list and turns out a baby slows you down quite a bit, so any help is appreciated :) we have a little permaculture-inspired garden in need of TLC, we need to build a proper bathroom, we are renovating an old stone barn, a spring that needs some clearing out… you can see, there’s always something to do! You don’t need any skills, we can teach you what we know and you can experience the very beginning of an off-grid project with us. The big project right now is a bathroom. We want to use natural building materials (stone, lime, tadelakt, straw and wood) and because we're beginners ourselves, it will be interesting to figure it our. Because we have a child we’d appreciate it if you don’t smoke at all but if you do, you’ll have to leave the property to do so and take care of the resulting trash in a safe way.

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Alemán: Fluido
    Inglés: Fluido
    Francés: Principiante
    Portugués: Principiante

    Este anfitrión ofrece intercambio de idiomas
    If you’re Portuguese, don’t hesitate to help us learn the language better!

  • Alojamiento


    It would be good if you have your own van to live in and get around. We have a composting loo and outdoor shower but there are also caravan toilet cleaning places in the nearby town if you prefer to use your own van and it’s comforts :) if you don’t come with your own accommodation, we have a room in the old stone house that we can make ready for you, but you will need to share the space with some geckos, as we haven't had the time yet to renovate it. It is dry and clean but not particularly cozy. We also have our trusted MSR Hubba Hubba that we can put up in our massive garden with mountain vistas so you can wake up every morning to the view. Whichever you prefer, really. We’re experienced campers and hikers so have all the gear needed for a comfy stay! That includes two different sleeping bags (arctic or summer), a pillow and extra blankets if it gets cold. We cook communal meals, at least one warm meal a day in our kitchen. We’re vegetarian (sometimes eat our own chickens) but can cater to vegans. Ideally you’d have your own transport as the next biggest town is 20min by car, but we can also pick you up.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    We have a lot of river beaches and hiking trails in the area that we’ll happily point you to. There are some beautiful paths along the Zezere river not far away and we’re close to multiple little waterfalls and swimming holes. In the summers we’ll take you with us on excursions to the water to seek some respite from the heat!

  • 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

    We have a high-speed internet connection at our tiny house.

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    We have a roadside parking space behind the stone barn where you can park camper vans. Additionally, we’re currently working on building a parking space down an access track for more visitors. We will find a space for you in any case :)

  • Podría aceptar mascotas

    Podría aceptar mascotas

    We have chickens, a pig and a very old (but friendly) dog. Your pet needs to be child friendly and get along well with other animals.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?


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    Horas esperadas

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 281655478621

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