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Developing a small eco-farm with permaculture garden and reforestation project in Aljezur, Portugal

  • Portugal
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  • Activité récente: 26.01.2023



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  • Description


    Some people wonder why I do the things I do.
    I wonder why they don't.

    Hello and bom dia!

    Thank you for visiting my profile. I hope everything is clear, and makes you wanna come live and work here for some time.
    If you have any question, don’t hesitate to contact me.

    I’m Dirk (57), living in this wonderful part of South Portugal since a couple of years.

    In a former live, I worked as a photographer and in tourism. I've been travelling as much as I could, in many European countries as well as in Morocco, Reunion-Island, India and others. Backpacking and Couchsurfing as well as in 5 star hotels.
    Now I settled on 4,5 hectares of beautiful land in the amazing Algarvian west coast, taking care about 2 dogs, one cat and around 100 free living chicken.

    I'm interested in music, Arts, movies, photography, philosophy, reading, meeting new people and discover new countries and cultures. I'm curious and open-minded and like to share experiences with people from all around the world!
    I love unspoiled nature, the ocean, the laughing of a child, forests, water, and ... silence.
    I do meditation, yoga and massages, and introspection, reflection and personal development are very important for me.

    And, currently the most important: I’m interested in environmental questions. I think it's highly time to change our perverted economic system, and to come back to a simpler, more spiritual live. Slow and close to nature.

    I’m vegetarian, no smoker, and I speak German, French and English – and absolutely have and want to learn Portuguese.

    2019 I bought this beautiful small farm, with a typical Portuguese taipa (rammed earth) house and 4,5 ha of beautiful land in this amazing region.
    The farm is composed by an endemic forest (cork oak, arbutus and pine), a fruit tree plantation (mandarin, orange, olive, fig, apple, plum, pear, apricot, lemon, …), a vineyard, some not cultivated land and a small garden.

    The farm is 10 minutes driving to Aljezur, a beautiful small village with all facilities (shops, restaurants, markets, laundries, internet, busses to Lisbon…) and 20 minutes to the greatest beaches in the region.

    I will host for at least 2 weeks and as long as it is comfortable for you and me. We usually work together 4-5 hours / day, 5 days a week, with Saturday and another day - depending on the weather - free. We usually discuss all of this together when you arrive to have the best time together. And by the way, I prefer to host people who are really interested in my project, and therefore took the time to read my whole profile. So I invite you to put the word “Yuachuma” on the beginning of your request.

    Obrigado, see you soon,

    Living intensely every moment...
    When walking, walk. When eating, eat. When reading, read.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Aide dans une ferme
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
  • 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

    As we live somehow together during your stay, there is a lot of time for exchange and sharing. And enough free time for everybody to have his program or follow his own interests.

  • Aide


    If you have some special skills in permaculture gardening, natural build techniques (rammed earth building), carpentry / wood constructions, it would be just perfect.

    And if you like cooking, give yoga lessons, do massage, like gardening or taking care about animals, its fine as well.
    In fact a lot of things are to do here, we will find a work for you in any case – if you’re really willing to work seriously and help to develop the place.

    I would be happy if you’re open minded, respectful and curious.

    Some examples about what to do next:
    - Installation of an irrigation system
    - Constructing of several pergolas (wood)
    - Pruning grapevines
    - Pruning orange trees
    - Constructing storages (wood)
    - Constructing a compost toilet
    - Installing tanks to collect rainwater from the roofs
    - Starting a little vegetable organic (permaculture) garden
    - Building light constructions (a small green house, an outside shower, …)
    - Constructing stone walls
    And for sure the regular stuff, like feeding the animals, cleaning the chicken house, cooking, house cleaning, …

    We would define together witch work you can and want to do, it’s useless to ask you tasks you don’t like or are not confortable with.

    I need physical help for all the stuff to do here, but I’m open for good ideas and advices as well.

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Allemand: Courant
    Anglais: Courant
    Français: Courant
    Portugais: Débutant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    I really would like (and have) to learn Portuguese… And it would not be bad to improve my English as well.

  • Hébergement


    You will sleep in a confortable bed, either in your own room or in a beautiful small wooden cottage. Should I have lots of requests you might have to share your room with other Workawayers, but I would mention this before your arrival.
    And, if you have your own camper-van or caravan, you’re welcome as well, you can park on the land.

    The environment is peaceful and the nights amazingly silent (if the dogs don’t bark and until the roosters wake you up in the morning).
    You can use Wi-Fi (not very fast), the washing machine and the bathroom with hot water.

    Depending on the daily program and our common wish, we can cook and eat together (which was normally the case up to now), and in any case the kitchen is at your disposal.

  • 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

    Wifi is here, but sometimes the connection is slow…

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    Lot's of space…

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

  • ...

    Nombre d'heures attendues

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

N° de référence hôte : 636573948791

Feedback (10)


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Exactitude du profil: (5.0)

Échange culturel: (4.9)

Communication: (4.9)

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