Help with an ecology project in the mountains of Serra da Estrela Natural Park, Portugal



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    Hi, I am Ana, I'm a biologist specialized in forestry and ecossystem management. Me and my partner, André, an archaeologist, are starting to build an enviromental recovery and ancient knowledge preservation project. We have bought a vast land in the center of the Serra da Estrela Natural Park, which has been abandoned 15 years ago and we aim to turn it into a biodiverse land with native forests and roaming large herbivores of native breeds, mimicking the aurochs and wild horses that managed the landcape before man. Also we want to keep ancient heritage alive by making traditional cheese with our Bordaleira sheep, and exploring various other forms to live off the land as the ancients did, in the most sustainable way possible and collaborating with nature.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Ayuda en una granja
    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

    Learning about the reality in rural Portugal, ancient knowledge like cheese making and tradicional agriculture and land management, wild edibles, biodiversity, seeding and planting forests, ecology and more. Depending on the season you will be able to participate in some of these activities.

  • Ayuda


    We are at the start of this project so there is LOTS to be done and for which we need help. André is working and it's a lot just for one person to handle. For example, there are many old stone buildings we would like to restore using sustainable techniques, maintaining the local architecture. There are some more recent buildings which require repairs also. Also we need help with things like collecting firewood, fence maintainance and building, tree planting, seed picking, gardening, bush clearing, etc...

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    Inglés: Fluido
    Portugués: Fluido

  • Alojamiento


    Small bedroom in our house with double sized bed, tents or bring your own campervan. We live off grid, so wc is outside in the bushes, but we already have a sink and bathtub (cold water only, or heated in a fire stove). We have a small 12v solar system for charging cell phones by usb and lighting (limited use in winter). Meals are prepared in our kitchen and we eat together; we provide food from the grocery store and from our land.

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    We are at the centre of the Serra da Estrela Natural Park, so there are lots of natural pools, trails and nature to explore. The nearest villages are Folgosinho or Linhares da Beira, with restaurants, cafes and a small grocery store, and the nearest cities are Gouveia, Celorico da Beira and Manteigas. The land is acessible by 7km of dirt road, so an apropriate vehicle (4x4) is required to leave when you want. Sometimes the dirt road is in better conditions (dry season or recent maintenance) and a normal car can reach the land. If you don't have a way to reach here and you want to stay for a shorter term, being content with visiting the local surroundings by foot, I can pick you up in the bus or train station, or even at the concrete road if you come with your car. When I go to the village you can come with me but depending on the work it can be only once a week.

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    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

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    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

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  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

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    Horas esperadas

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

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 917215254972