Build hobbit houses, learn about permaculture gardening and live off-grid on the beautiful coast of Pedralva, Portugal

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  • Activité récente: 16 avr. 2023



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  • Description


    Project description:

    The land plan is to create a permaculture / holistic farm in harmony with nature that gives more back to mother earth than it takes.
    A sanctuary escape paradise to get away from the normal consumer world, a place to relax and find back to the joy of simple living, growing, farming, building, playing, and living all in harmony with nature.

    We are a Private Farm,
    The work and gardening will not be for commercial use.
    All the work there needs to be done will only provide a home and food for Jonathan & Pia the land owner and helpers from work away

    Heads lines of the farm plan:
    Valley is a mixture of perennial and annual crops mixed with fruit trees and berry bushes.
    On the longer perspective (we don't have any farm animals yet), we would like to have and work with animals such as chickens, ducks, fish, and bees.

    The hill. was an existing monoculture of eucalyptus, That area is dedicated to a food forest, a rotation system for animals and wildlife habitat.
    The process has slowly started. At the end of the year 2021 we got 500 native trees donated thise are mainly planted out on the hill.
    We have made big swales/roads / farm platoes where the plan is to create a food forest combined with an animal rotary system. As a start, lots of pioneer cover crops have been seeded out and are slowly processing the earth to be ready to host food-productive crops.

    Who are we:
    Jonathan & Pia.
    A couple there see themself as children of the earth who meet in Denmark and have been friends for many years before they joined up as a couple.
    A couple there sees love, relationship, friendship, as a wildflower.
    Don't pick it up and put it in a vase, let it live, feed it with water and love.

    Jonathan´s background is:
    Builder, and entrepreneurs, have created and still run an art community in Copenhagen.
    His meaning of life is to create small oasis on this planet where people can relax, breathe, and enjoy watching the grass grow.

    Pia’s background and passion is
    Working with Mother Gaia, creating beauty and health
    Love working with plants, both for eating and skin care
    Enjoying cooking, growing my own food
    Love to share knowledge and wisdom

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
  • 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

    Our farm are based on a permaculture and holistic management design, we both have a PDC in Permaculture.
    You will learn about no tilt gardening, passive water harvesting. Making biochar the benefits of charcoal. How an Earthship is working. 100% off grid living and much more.

  • 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


    No skills are needed to be here.
    But we have some fun and great jobs to be done if some of you have the skills of:
    Welding/welders yes please. we have a new big solar structure there needs to be assembled.
    Roundwood / Carpenter experience Yes please, then we have lots of prepared eucalyptus from the land and the first structure to be made will be a Tomato pagoda structure. and a Greenhouse round wood structure
    Work tasks there are planned to happen.

    Garden outside task:
    New no tilt garden establishing, and planting new crops there will feed lots of the food for the autumn camp.
    Hill trees nursing.
    Making charcoal.
    Making natural furtiliser.
    Land cleaning / Fire protection.

    Building work tasks:
    Green roof on the earth ship.
    Cob work.
    light straw walls.
    * Roundwood timber constructions. ( this will need some skilled woodworkers joining the camp )
    Prepare metal for the new solar structure.
    Building shade cover for the camp.

  • Langues parlées

    Danish: Courant
    Anglais: Courant

  • Hébergement


    We have 2 tippies for sleeping. and are planning to buy some sleeping bags and sleeping pads. But if you have your own please bring, if you don´t please inform us so we are sure we have enough for all.
    If you come in a van we have a parking place, and if you have your own tent you are welcome to put that up.

    What we ask for and weekly plans:
    We expect 20 hours of work pr week and in return provide you with food 3 times a day & accommodation.

    Breakfast will be self-service and a mixture of cereals with plant milk. Te and Coffey.
    Monday to Thursday work from 9-13 then lunch. 18 Dinner.
    Friday over lunch we will have an evaluation meeting and a planning of the next week ahead.
    Weekends we will provide food ingredients but it is up to you as a group to cook it.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Local area descriptions:
    Pedralva 2 km away has a pizza place and a hotel/restaurant. We are 5 km from beaches Amado and Bordeira beaches. 8 km North of Vila do Bispo where most things can be bought. In the southwest corner of sunny Portugal.

    Transportations information:
    Lagos is the nearest big city.
    We are driving every Saturday to the local market in Lagos so drop off and pick up from Lagos is possible that day.
    Drop off around 11 pick up latest at 14.
    If necessary we can pick you up and drop you off in Vila do Bispo. bus to Lagos etc goes from there.
    PLEASE NOTE: We are not providing daily beach trips and town trips.
    We have a plan to get some bicycles you volunteer can use for beach trips etc. but we don´t have them yet for this spring camp. our plan is to do 99% of our shopping on Saturdays and you are welcome to join us on that trip of course.

    Hitchhiking is normal and quite easy in this area, we are 3 km from the nearest main road.
    There is a big sign to Pedralva on the road N268 that is close to us.

  • 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

    Cet hôte a de la place pour les vans.

  • 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 : 739661536452

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