Help on our beautiful piece of land near Ervedal da Beira, Portugal

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  • Activité récente: 1 sept. 2023



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  • Description


    Whoever said Permaculture was lazy gardening lied! 😂

    Having created a beautiful Permaculture project in England's Lake District, we relocated to Portugal to bring love, sweat and toil to another piece of land.

    We are situated in our own valley, with over 3 hectares of beautiful terraced land, dropping down to the river at the bottom. The aim is to create a wonderful home for our family, friends and guests.

    There are various zones and ongoing projects, including no-dig veg gardens, the beginnings of a large forest garden, a chicken run, a sports terrace (volleyball, boule and archery), a bbq area, a big firepit for bonfires (in winter months only) and various other terraces with ongoing projects, such as the creation of a volunteer area with its own kitchen, showers, compost loo etc.

    As well as the two of us, our family consists of two wonderful young children, two super friendly dogs, an ageing cuddly cat, and a flock of chickens.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Projets artistiques
    Pratique d’une langue
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Bricolage et construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Aide dans une ferme
    Baby-sitting et jeux créatifs
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Entretien général
  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    We generally try to work alongside our volunteers, doing whatever needs to be done that day. We try to create a balance in our daily work. There may be times when we ask volunteers to do tasks alone and we expect volunteers to be self-motivated and responsible.

    It is often hot and sunny, so there may be times that we need to work early and late, with time off in the heat of the day. Tasks are often physical, so if the thought of working up a sweat doesn’t put a smile on your face, you may want to re-consider applying. That said, we strive to find a balance between work and play. You will also find plenty of time to explore this beautiful part of the world on your own or with our two adorable dogs, who love an adventure!

  • Projets impliquant des enfants

    Projets impliquant des enfants

    Ce projet peut impliquer des enfants. Pour en savoir plus, consultez nos directives et conseils ici.

  • Aide


    The help can be varied. We often need help in the veg garden (planting, weeding, harvesting). There are lots of young trees in the forest garden that need watering and mulching in the summer months. We are usually building something (compost loo, shelters above caravans, etc). Then there is wood collection and processing, strimming, grass cutting, pruning, de-brambling etc. All the good stuff!

    We have two young children, which makes life rich but doesn't always make getting things done easy. Any help entertaining the kids is usually welcomed.

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Czech: Courant
    Anglais: Courant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    We would welcome Portuguese speakers to help us learn the language. We would happily teach English (or Czech) as an exchange.

  • Hébergement


    We have two nice, dry caravans. One has a big decked area in front and is under a big roof (with the same planned for the other at some stage).

    There are several big bell tents available in the summer months.

    There are nice compost loos and a solar shower. We are in the process of creating a volunteer kitchen.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Our quinta is situated in a beautiful valley with great walks in most directions and a lovely river for swimming. For those wanting a bigger adventure, the gorgeous Serra da Estrela Natural Park is only 45 minutes drive away.

    Ervedal da Beira is our nearby village, a couple of kilometers up the road. It has a range of local shops and a few cafes/bars, serving cold beer and pastries and is walkable (albeit uphill).

    Further afield are the towns of Oliveira do Hospital, Tabua and Seia, all about 20-30 minutes drive away. These have most things you might ever need.

    The whole area is inundated with river beaches, ranging from huge lakes with a wide range of facilities to quiet hidden gems.

    For ocean lovers, there are beautiful deserted sandy beaches on the east coast, about 1h40min away. Great for a weekend trip!

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    We have reasonable wi-fi.

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    We have a car park, so no problem parking vans. There is a compost loo nearby.

  • Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    We have two dogs, a cat and chickens. Well-behaved, nice pets could potentially join us.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

  • ...

    Nombre d'heures attendues

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

N° de référence hôte : 196683665693

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