After many years of living in a big German city, we simply had enough of it. It seemed like we needed to connect with nature and were curious about living a much simpler live, with a lot of animals and surrounded by nature. About five years ago we started looking for our own piece of land in Portugal, a country we learned to love by travelling and since last year we are finally able to live here. We are four people staying in one small house, which is already fully renovated (three ruins are left).
Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
Cuidado de animales
Ayuda en una granja
You can experience rural living in a traditional Portuguese surrounding. You can learn how to live and work with goats and make our own cheese, how to build traditional old stones houses and how to set up a permaculture garden. We can teach you how to climb or if you already climb yourself we can show you the best spots (nearest one is 10 min by car). And we can arrange a fishing trip with one of the best fishers from Rio Zêzere.
We are looking for helpers to rebuild some old stone houses to live in and host guests someday. Any experience working with wood, as an electrician, or plastering a wall is most welcome.
We have about 1 ha of land and many olive and other fruit trees, which need to be pruned from time to time. Besides the house we want to set up a permaculture garden, which shall provide us with vegetables and fruits soon.
Chino (mandarín): Intermedio
Este anfitrión ofrece intercambio de idiomas
We are all from Germany speaking German, are fluent in English and hopefully Portuguese some time soon. We are very interested in languages and have some experiences with Chinese, Russian, French and Spanish.
You can stay on our ground with your caravan or sleep in a brand new tent with a comfortable air mattress and some cosy pillows and a blanket, in a lovely quite area surrounded by the woods with nice views close to Tomar and Ferreira do Zezére. You will be offered the possibility to build your own outdoor shower and compost toilet. A private indoor shower and toilet can be offered beginning from Dezember 2021.
Hannes is a chef, he cooks a delicious meal for all of us in the evening (vegan, if like). In the morning you will be offered porridge with fruits. During the day you have to take care of yourself but you can use the kitchen.
After helping or on the weekends you can go fishing, swimming or wake boarding. The next river beach is about 10-15 min drive. You can go hiking in the traditional forests around us or even drive 50 min to the ocean and go surfing. We love to spend time together, good music, good drinks, good food, cuddling and playing with our animals and are simply enjoying our lives in this beautiful country. Since we have two cars, we could also pick you up from the next airport or train station in Tomar. We are living in a remote area here, with no reliable local transport.
Acceso a Internet
Acceso a Internet limitado
Puede alojar familias
Two of us work from their computers already and one of them is an IT-Expert, so a good connection will be given.
We have a lot of space, so there will be a place to park your campervan. Until September it is recommended to come with a motorhome (or tent) as we can't provide a bedroom for you.
We already have 4 dogs (sometimes five, since the neighbour's dog decided to spend his time with us, when someone lets him out of his cage) So we will clearly accept if someone's bringing a dog or other animal (as long as the pet gets along with ours)
Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week