Belgian family (2 adults 40 and 45 years old, 1 child of 8 years old) settled since 2021 on the north coast of the island of Sao Miguel, we take care of a beautiful wooded land. On our land there are hens, ducks, 2 dogs, a vegetable garden and lots of fruit trees. We have built a 12m square wooden hut to accommodate visitors (volunteers, family and friends), there is also a large tent. We are only producing for your own consumption. We are in Ribeirinha, near Ribeira Grande (20 minutes walk), not far from surf beaches, hot springs. A bus stop is a 5-minute walk away and provides access to Ribeira Grande and Ponta Delgada. We live in a simple way, consuming mainly products from the vegetable garden. we are not strictly vegetarians but consume little meat or industrial products. We are happy to welcome people who seek calm, love nature and are ready to help us 4 hours a day in the multiple tasks of maintaining the land (vegetable garden, fruit trees, animal care) or who like the work of the wood (many small projects in progress such as a solar dryer, a cabin for our daughter,...). We speak fluently French, Portuguese intermediate level in English. Notions of Dutch, Spanish
Aide avec des éco-projets
Bricolage et projets de construction
S’occuper des animaux
by helping us, you will have the opportunity to learn how to prune fruit trees, take care of a vegetable garden. We can teach you how to make nettle/comfrey manure or various preventive treatments from organic farming.
you will discover life on a small island in the Atlantic.
Ce projet peut impliquer des enfants. Pour en savoir plus, consultez nos directives et conseils ici.
we are happy to welcome woofers who wish to work with their hands. there are no shortage of tasks: maintaining the orchard, the banana plantation, caring for the animals, maintaining the vegetable garden (planting, weeding), mowing and maintaining the paths, creating new growing areas, but also helping to carry out various projects: renovation of buildings (roofing, painting,..), creation of a solar dryer and various small wood works (shelves, stairs,...). Depending on your skills and desires, we will let you choose the help to be done (according to a pre-established list).
3 hours of work per day / 7 days a week OR 4 hours / day / 5 days a week
wooden shed of 12 square meters with electricity. Meals in our house or with a barbecue. The bathroom is in our house, located 50 meters from your accommodation.
Upon your arrival, we will discuss the best way to live together according to your/our desires/needs; Possibility to share meals.
we want to remain flexible and are ready to establish the rules of common life with you on a case-by-case basis
surf beaches, swimming pools, hot springs within walking distance. In Ribeirinha (our village), there are a few bars, grocery stores, but also pretty walks. Close to the second most populated city of the island (Ribeira Grande, 20 min walk), you will find restaurants, library, museums, cultural activities. The capital of the island (Ponta Delgada) is easily accessible by bus (45 min).
Accès Internet limité
Nous avons des animaux
Nous sommes fumeurs
possibility of an unlimited internet connection (wifi)
Cet hôte a de la place pour les vans.
3h/day if working 7/7 or 4h/day with two days off/week.