Enjoy the lush and abundant mountain of Serra da Gardunha, Portugal

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  • Última actividad: 22 jul 2024



 Estancia mínima:  Al menos 2 semanas



  • Descripción


    Hi! My name is Ines, I am portuguese and my partner Ariel is Israeli and we have 2 dogs and 2 cats.

    We moved to this beautiful land in the Serra da gardunha last year, and since then we are slowly bringing up the basic infrastructures.

    The land is 2,7h and half is an oak forest that we are keeping untouched for magical walks. The other part is made of many terraces, with 2 streams crossing by and full of fruit trees. We have mainly cherries and also apples, figs, lemon, orange, plums, chestnuts, olives, walnuts… so we can enjoy an abundance of fruits throughout the year!

    We would love to transform this land in a self sustainable organic farm, with the most respect and care for all the beings around us.

    The land is near alcaide, a small village known for the mushrooms festival happening in November. The locals are open minded and love to connect to new people! It’s a lush abundant area full of water running around and some beautiful forests, perfect for walks.

    We enjoy crafting, gathering around the fire, and going for walks in the forest.

    We will soon have a sweat lodge and start to host some ceremonies.

  • 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
    Mantenimiento general
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Since I am Portuguese it’s always a good opportunity to learn more about the Portuguese culture.
    Because the land is quite close to a very cute little village its great to get more involved with the local people, they really enjoy it! There are a few local festivities that everyone gets together in the village to celebrate!

    LAND WORKS 🧑‍🌾
    In the land you would be able to learn many different things, from taking care of a veggie garden and trees, how to create good compost, learn about wild plants, how to build more natural structures…

    I also have a brand of natural cosmetics and natural crafts so if you like I can share my knowledge about making soaps, shampoos and herbal preparations with the wild plants around us.

    This area is known for the mushrooms so you’ll also have the opportunity to learn more about them, given the season! There is a mushroom collection center in the village and a lot of people with good knowledge that you can connect to! And of course the amazing mushroom festival happening in November (MISCAROS festival) where they do super interesting forest walks to collect and teach about wild mushrooms!

  • 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 a lot of different things than we can use some help with.

    We would like that each volunteer will choose something that they enjoy doing! Our main goal is that every one feels happy and motivated in helping us to bring up the beauty on this land.

    Some projects where we need help:
    - maintaining the veggie garden and seedlings
    - finishing to build an a-frame wooden house
    - helping with the water connections
    - building a chicken house
    - building an outside oven
    - small projects around the land like stairs, freeing trees from brambles, planting more trees
    - clearing old garbage from a ruin
    - harvesting cherries
    - producing natural cosmetics and herbal medicines
    - preserving fruits and veggies

  • Idiomas hablados

    Inglés: Fluido
    Hebrew: Fluido
    Portugués: Fluido
    Ruso: Fluido
    Español: Intermedio
    Francés: Principiante

  • Alojamiento


    We have a caravan, a bell tent and camping tent, according to the availability in the moment.

    TOILET 🚽
    We have one outside dry toilet.

    SHOWER 🛀
    There is an outdoor shower with hot water.

    ‼️ DO NOT USE conventional chemical products (shampoo, soap, toothpaste) on the land.
    We only use NATURAL products if you don’t have we can supply! ‼️

    KITCHEN 🧑‍🍳
    We have a big tent that is the main kitchen/living room with wood burner so is nice and cozy, for common use.

    FOOD 🥗
    We will provide vegetarian food for 3 main meals - breakfast, lunch and light dinner.

    Lunch - me or my partner will cook lunch to eat all together in the common kitchen.

    Dinner - we normally do a lighter meal like soup, bread, salad, eggs etc and it’s a bit more everyone on their own cooking and time of eating.

    So most of the meals we will cook but sometimes we’ll just provide the food and you’ll need to cook for yourself!

    Occasionally we cook meat or fish but we will cook something vegetarian for those who prefer.

    We requests 2 weeks of minimum stay, as it is challenging to receive different people for shorter periods of time

    As a start we expect 4-5hours 5 days a week but we are very flexible to find a different way to collaborate if this doesn’t suit you.
    Like working more hours less days, or even working less hours and not having the food exchange.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    We are located 15min from Fundao city, Please arrive during the day.

    There’s many trains and bus coming from Lisbon, Porto or other big cities to Fundao. We can pick you up there. Again please arrive during the day.

    It’s perfectly ok to come without your own transport. Although our land is in the middle of a quiet valley, it is only 10min walking to the small village Alcaide.
    There you have a BUS station, TRAIN station, post office, atm, local coffees and small supermarket.

    We do go sometimes for some events and sightseeing and we can take you with us.
    But it’s important that you don’t count on that and find alternatives to move around.
    The main road is 5’min walking and it’s quite easy to ask for a ride.

    EVENTS 💃
    Around us there’s also many other communities, so there’s lots of nice events going around and alternative markets, 15-30min away.

    We are located in the heart of Serra da gardunha, with many beautiful trekking paths inside the forest and on top of the mountain, all walking distance.

    SIGHTSEEING by car 🚘
    - several river beaches in 20min distance
    - cortes do meio, a valley known for its many natural pools, 30min
    - the top of Serra da Estrela, the highest mountain in Portugal with a ski station, also nice for rock climbing, 50min
    - Monsanto, a beautiful little village on top of a hill, 50min
    - idanha a velha, 50min (Boom festival)

    MAIN CITIES by car 🚘
    Fundao - 15min - there you can find everything needed in walking distance from the train/bus station (restaurants, big supermarkets, government offices, etc)
    Covilhã - 25min north - it’s from where you go up to the top of Serra da Estrela
    Castelo Branco - 40min south
    Guarda - 40min north

  • 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

    Este anfitrión ha indicado que le encanta acoger a nómadas digitales.

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    You can bring your campervan and park it in our parking area, which is close to a secondary road that only one neighbor is passing. We will provide cable for electricity. The toilet, shower and common kitchen are a bit below.

  • Podría aceptar mascotas

    Podría aceptar mascotas

    Yes but please do let us know that you’re bringing your pets. We have 2 big dogs that need a calm introduction to other dogs.

  • ¿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: 695939455729


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