Great experience helping in a beautiful valley central Portugal, hosting a health retreat and organic farming



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  • Descripción


    We are a vibrant, heart centered Christian community, operating a small health retreat with 3 bedrooms, where people from all around the world come to restore their mental, physical and spiritual health. We work, live and eat from abundant, organic gardens spread out over beautiful terraces, surrounded by a wonderful river with a waterfall and many secluded places to find peace and tranquility.

    Although our gardens have been well established over 16 years we are still learning, growing and evolving with the intention for the garden to go from sustaining our own meals to taking beautiful, nourishing organic produce to market.

    The health center is based around natural medicine and biblical principles. We offer complete detox programs and treat a whole range of conditions.

    We are very open minded and welcome individuals from all walks of life and faith, just a common interest of a need to be kind, loving and serving others is appreciated :)
    We love to sing and play music and enjoy each other’s company in nature. There are plenty of opportunities for walks, talks, swimming and relaxing. This is a quiet place with a simple life, it is not action packed but come and see for yourself the benefits of this kind of living- how joyful, peaceful and rejuvenating it can be. We often pray together and this is very much part of our healing work.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Ayuda en una granja
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    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
  • Ayuda


    We are about to begin a new project. A former volunteer is now responsible of our gardens, and during this season (2020), our goal is to begin selling vegetable boxes (CSA – Community Supported Agriculture) and go to Farmer’s Markets.

    We are looking for volunteers who are already introduced to or experienced in Market Gardening or simply just having a passion or interest in garden practices. We will be able to teach and guide you out of our best knowledge.
    We like you to stay for a minimum of four weeks, so you have sufficient time to settle in and learn different practices. We are especially looking for long terms (2-3 month or longer). You would have the opportunity to get fixed responsibilities according to your skills.
    Tasks to do throughout the seasons:
    December - March
    • Cleaning the land (our whole property need to be freed from thorns, bushes, trees etc.)
    • Field preparation (cleaning stone walls, preparing beds, feeding trees, cultivating)
    • Building infrastructure (germination station and washing station)
    • Organizing and mulching
    • Pruning trees (kiwi, vine, apple, persimmons, figs...)
    • Brush Cutting
    • February we begin our first seedlings for Spring planting/Summer harvest
    April – August (busy months :summer harvest)
    • Seeding
    • Transplanting
    • Harvesting (including harvesting nearly 2 tons of potatoes, 3000 garlic heads)
    • Cultivating
    • Bed preparation
    • Irrigation
    • Brush cutting
    • Greenhouse manager (tomatoes, paprika, cucumber, egg plants...)
    • CSA beginning in May/June

    September – November
    • Harvesting (winter squash, grapes)
    • Making grape juice (approx. 4-500 bottles)
    • Preparing fields for winter cover crop
    • Bed preparation (clearing greenhouse, preparing for winter crops)
    • Transplanting
    • Cultivating
    • Brush cutting
    • Garlic planting (November)

  • Idiomas hablados

    Danish: Fluido
    German: Fluido
    English: Fluido
    French: Fluido

  • Alojamiento


    Due to the great fire of June 2017 we are able to offer for the men only a shelter, a room that is shared with 3-4 men because all our caravans have been burned. The ladies are sleeping in a dorm, shared with 4-5 ladies. You can also pitch your own tents in the woods.
    We cannot accommodate couples and families and take animals.
    We accept volunteers throughout the year. Arrivals are from Sunday to Thursday possible.
    Sorry no internet access at this time, only at the library in town 14 km away by your own transportation or taxi.

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    People with experience in volunteering are welcome and also those who may need to experiment something different and perhaps better. We have over 30 years of experience in this kind of work, you will just love it.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

    25 h a week max

plates for our health guests
plates for our health guests
plates for our health guests
plates for our health guests
plates for our health guests
plates for our health guests
plates for our health guests
our delicious grapes

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Precisión del perfil: (4.9)

Intercambio cultural: (4.9)

Comunicación: (4.9)

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 875234541948