Aidez-nous à replanter des arbres indigènes dans le parc national de la Serra da Estrela au Portugal



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    Helping with our new farm house from 1850 and national park.

    I’m Tom and my partner name’s Hayley from England and fell in love with the village of Sandomil and whole the Natural Park that is in the highest and most beautiful mountain of continental Portugal, the Serra da Estrela.
    We recently bought the Quinta and other piece of land that we call “O Vale” (The valley). Surprised by a house full of history built in 1850 and the beautiful National Park.

    The family has now grown to include João, a portuguese who have been compelled with our projects and of course, Sandomil, Nuno our eccentric and all around permaculture guru as our head of permaculture and Sebastiann, a very charismatic and dedicated Dutchman, who works on the national park projects.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Projets artistiques
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Aide dans une ferme
    Aide à la maison

  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    During your stay you will have the opportunity to interact with so many different cultures and traditions from Portugal and the local communities as well as the influences our family have from England, Holland, France. The project will give you experience in the following areas;

    National Park Woodland Management
    Wood Work
    Creative Event Production
    Events Management
    Wild Foods and Harvesting

  • 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


    2020/21 Winter Project - National Park Re-Wilding and a Wooden Area Build

    Our Challenge:

    4 years ago in Portugal over 60% of the country burned and our home in the Serra da Estrela Mountains was no exception. Both O Vale and the Quinta were both affected by the fires and now like a lot of the national park efforts are required to restore the indigenous trees which have been taken over by faster growing Mimosas in the last 4 years all the while making the most use out of the Mimosas as possible.

    Mimosas are very fast growing, in abundance and we need to reduce their footprint on the land to allow for other tree growth, they are flexible when young and green but become brittle when dried, so we have come up with a host of uses they will be great for and if treated properly and kept relatively dry last for 4-5 seasons.

    Our Plan:

    Mimosas of all sizes are needed, as areas are completely cleared over 1000 harvested seeds from autumn will be planted. The Mimosas then need processing by striping small branches and splitting them up into categories.

    We will then be building the following from the materials and storing them in our storage space, for future use at our both lands.

    150 meters plus of weaved screens (2 meter by 3 meter panels)

    elaborate entrance way

    100 plus upright posts for screens and lighting poles

    small decorative structures & enclosures

    Dreamcatchers of multiple sizes

    Other ideas are welcome

    Secondary Work:

    The Farm Garden and Food Harvesting/Preparation
    Old furniture repair/restoration
    It seems this is not much, but being just few hands with the amount of work we have right now sharing time for business management and/or rebuilding century-old house and starting a poly-tunnel garden, we must say some help would be perfect.
    This kind of work will take us years until it’s complete, but step by step we will get there.

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Anglais: Courant
    Hollandais: Courant
    Portugais: Courant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    Cet hôte a indiqué qu’il souhaitait faire partager sa propre langue ou en apprendre une nouvelle.
    Contactez-le pour en savoir plus.

  • Hébergement


    Now in the summertime we are really looking forward to make use of all the parking space for vans that we have on the farm. That said, we will look first for the workawayer's that are able to come to us in their on camper vans sorting out their own accommodation. If that's not the case we can provide a room in the Village complete with everything that you need to be confortable.

    We ask for a 5 hours a day , 5 days a week.
    Provisions for the main meals is provided

    We want and will provide a culture exchange in the kitchen with you. So there will be days when you will be cooking.
    And don’t forget that you will be in one of the most diverse gastronomies in the world.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Sandomil nearests towns, Oliveira do Hospital and Seia are 15 /20 minutes away by car, where larger super markets are located, but for small things, there is a small grocery shop in the middle of the village. There are bus stations where you can take the bus to Coimbra, Guarda or Viseu, the nearest big cities, around 1 hour by bus or car.
    If you want to stay closer to the village, you will have a good time also. Usually at the weekends we go visit some place, or light up the barbecue and put some music on the event site or in the farm, spend some time at the local river open bar all together.

    Helpers will be in a place surrounded by nature and tracks to explore and rivers to see.

    It is a magic place.

  • 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

    Cet hôte a indiqué qu’il aimait accueillir les digital nomads.

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    Any type of campervan can park at our place.

  • Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Cet hôte a dit qu’il acceptait les personnes voyageant avec un animal.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

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

N° de référence hôte : 338161482578