Participate in off-grid family life in Serra da Estrela national park, Portugal



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 Estancia mínima:  Al menos una semana

  • Descripción


    Some years ago we had a dream, as many have the dream; Our own land, space, nearly untouched nature, reconnect more to what is important to us...Be and offer a place where inspiration and sharing experiances can happen.

    We are a Swiss-family living between Switzerland and Portugal. Some of the year we build tiny houses in Switzerland and some of the year we slowly build up our place in Portugal. Olivier is independent architect and builder and Fabienne runs the homeschooled kids/ the travels/ kitchen/ house, etc;) Our 3 kids are 9, 6 and 1 year old.
    Our place is a littlle valley beauty in serra da estrela national park:)
    It has a already beautifully built up stone ruin, and two more ruins to be rebuilt...It borders a small river, with a small river spot, lots of overgrown terrasses and beautiful sights over the valley. It's off grid so electricity and water comes from a solar-system and from a spring of our land. Toilets are of course compost for the moment!

    For this season, we have different bigger projects such as

    - Renew the watersystem, fix the pond, lead the water to several places on the land
    - create a sewage water system
    - create a little riverside beach and clean the river area (good work for the hot month:)
    - build platforms to put tents/buildings on it
    - Compost toilets for workawayers
    - pizza oven (if someone knows how to do it, welcome:))

    There are several works that can always be done like;

    - refix stone walls of the terrasses
    - land cleaning
    - help with cooking/cleaning
    - cut firewood for the winter
    - only if wanted child/baby care

    If someone has experiance and is willing to do some childcare- very welcome but not required! Usually they are just around and follow their own projects..

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    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

    Coming to our place also means beeing connected to the community in this valley. There are quite a few foreigners living in this area and it's possible that you can join a barbeque, a market visit or join working days together.
    We are not so connected to the local community now but more with foreigners, like minded people.
    Spending time with us means you can learn about building, about alternative energy like solar systems, and an easy family-unschooled-life.
    We also learn from you!Everyone learns from each other:)

  • Ayuda


    JULY and AUGUST:
    During July/August, the weather is very hot. Although we have lots of big trees providing shade.. During this time we plan to do less hours of help and have more free time to visit the suroundings or just have a bath and relax:)
    Work during this season could be cleaning the riverside (cutting branches, brushcutting, bring more acces to the river) We ask 2hours of helping together and provide an accomodation in a fully equipped caravan/ belltent with compost toilet and nice shared shower.
    IMPORTANT: Food will normally not be provided then, only during longer helping days. Still, nothing is fixs, so if we work longer because it’s just flowing I’m very happy to cook for all of us of course!

    From September on, we do around 5 hours helping hours, starting at around 9 o c'clock (with a coffee😉) to 2pm, having lunch together afterwards.

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Alemán: Fluido
    Inglés: Fluido
    Francés: Fluido
    Español: Intermedio

    Este anfitrión ofrece intercambio de idiomas
    As you wish, we can speak english, french or german together:)

  • Alojamiento



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    Algo más...

    Best is to have your own car! The next small village is around 30min walking distance. Gouveia and Celorico da Beira are both lovely little towns with markets, shops, caffes and bakerys. Gouveia is the town where lot's of hiking and adventure tours start. It's a beautiful old town with good restaurants, caffes, some shops with local products and all you need.
    There are wild mountain river beaches, with cool water directly from the source- excellent to cool down in summer! Several places offer rides and hiking tours in the region.

    Otherwise our place is a calm place with nature sounds, no noise or light pollution.
    Except we make a little party and listen to music;)

  • 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 quite a good wifi connection

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    If your camper van or mobilehome has a 4x4 - no problem! It's only the few 100meters down our track that is quite steep and curvy.

  • Podría aceptar mascotas

    Podría aceptar mascotas

    Depends a bit which one but basically yess! We have a young serra de estrela dog male

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

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

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 593574775353