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Help us create self sustaining homestead on the foothills of Serra da Estrella national park, Portugal

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  • Activité récente: 30 nov. 2023



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  • Description


    A trio of friends Bron, Chris and Bella have lived in a Quinta (small farm) in the beautiful foothills of Serra da Estrella national park for the last decade. Working to create a self sufficient homestead along permaculture principles we are completely off grid and are blessed with a source of fresh drinking water.
    Rediscovering ourselves through a deeper connection with our earth and each other , we love to share food and laughter as we navigate this magical and complex existence. We are also connected to the wider community of Quinta's and travellers in the area and regularly exchange space, time, projects and joy with each other.
    The land is 3.6 hectares of terraced gardens, forest and open spaces on the banks of the river Alva. We happily share it with dogs, cats, chickens and an amusing goat.

    Our most enjoyable helpers have been autonomous, intuitive and creative people who enjoy self discovery, outdoor living and physical activity. This is our first online profile, though we've hosted many people via word of mouth.

    Thanks for your time, any more questions drop us a line, we look forward to welcoming you.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Bricolage et construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Aide dans une ferme
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    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

    Off grid living
    Animal care
    Gardening and forest management

  • Aide


    The tasks around the land vary from gardening to woodland management , building and maintaining structures to creative painting, sharing time with animals and cooking nourishing food. Some projects are in progress with set design and other areas are a blank canvas open to initiative and creative ideas. The types of activities vary with the seasons, weather and spontaneous opportunity, for example tree pruning on a dry day at the end of the winter, unexpected rains can facilitate cake baking indoors by the fire.

    The work is 4-5 hours a day, 5 days per week. On working days we'll prepare you two meals and provide food and facilities for you to prepare breakfast. Cooking facilities also available on rest days. Self sufficient campervan option for a pitch on grapey flats is available for 4-6 hours per day, 2 days per week. Preferable time frame is a minimum of 7 days to facilitate bonding with the land and community.

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant
    Portugais: Débutant

  • Hébergement


    The accommodation options are a 2 berth caravan under a canvas awning with a 360 degree view of the mountain surrounds, with basic private facilities and amenities or 2 beautiful bell tents tucked down in the bowl of the land. If you'd prefer you can set up your own tent on the land or park your van on our top field, Grapey Flats.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    We enjoy swimming in the river and relaxing under the shade on hot days.
    There are many beautiful walking trails in the local area.
    There a vibrant monthly market in the local village and a friendly bar serving food on the riverfront.
    We have many alternative therapists/healers in our local community.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    We have top field with easy access off the road available for campervan and caravans. There is a composting toilet and fabulous views.

  • 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 : 432991649129

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