Hello, We are Ana and Lukas. We are reforming our former vinyard in the middle of beautiful Arrabidá (National Natural Park) into a food forest. We have been planting lots of trees and plants over the last year and have lots of projects lined up for the future.
Aide avec des éco-projets
Bricolage et projets de construction
Aide dans une ferme
We are a Portuguese/Dutch couple. We (love to travel) are very concerned with the future of our planet and try to make our land into an oasis of biodiversity. We also try to enjoy life; we hike, make roadtrips, camp, visit the beach, sunset, mmmmm
The help we need varies with the seasons, this is a general overview. For the heavy groundwork we use a machine but there is still a lot of digging to do after the machine did its work.
Vegetable and fruit garden - Pruning, harvesting, processing. (Household scale) Weeding (around the trees)
Planting trees and plants - Digging holes, bringing soil and compost (wheelbarrow), putting support poles. (hammer)
Nursery - Propagating, watering, repotting plants and trees.
Cutting weeds with weedcutter. (Experience is nice but not neccessary)
Digging watercatching channels on the hill.
Building dam(s) in the river with sandbags, the sand is already in the river ;-)
Building ponds and small channels for irrigation.
Install poles for shadow (Poles in the ground with concrete, steel cables, climbing plants... voilá)
Installing Phytofilter for grey water. (More digging, put plastic, gravel, sand, plants..)
Renovate the water reservoir; this open concrete box is 1,5M high, 5M wide and 5M long. It has to be cleaned on the inside and needs a new coating. When ready we will put back the fish and frogs and then we can start to put more fish to fertilize the land.
Black Soldier Fly Larve growing boxes (for the fish)
Tree maintenance - Cutting, removing and collecting branches. (Burning in winter and spring)
Maintenance of vermiculture, composting, hydroponics, nursery.
Building maintenance - Cleaning (High pressure) Painting, small concrete repairs.
You can stay in our camper, or in the house, depending on availability. Warm showers and toilets are of course available. The food we will serve you is vegetarian. We will have three meals a day together.
You will stay in a beautiful area full of interesting places:
- Arrabidá National Park (we are more or less in the middle)
- 15 min. by car to the beautiful beach (we will shuttle you if possible)
- 15 min. by car to the train to Lisbon. (we will shuttle you if possible)
- The area was and still is one of the most important wine regions of Portugal, there are several wineries that offer excursion and tasting)
Accès Internet limité
Nous avons des animaux
Nous sommes fumeurs
Internet is available in and around the buildings, and on a large part of the Quinta (Farm) It is semi-unlimited and has streaming-speed.
It is possible to find a spot for a campervan. We can bring water, electricity and have a black water deposit available.
We do have dogs and cats around and don't want them to be disturbed, but well behaved animals are always welcome!
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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