Help on our stunning permaculture farm bathed in nature in Mafra, Portugal



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    This is a beautiful farm, surrounded by nature, its a magical hideaway with a calming energy. Held in a green leafy valley, while only 4km to the nearest town, it feels a million miles away. Secluded, surrounded by trees and wildlife.

    We moved here in June 2018 having relocated to Portugal after much travel and exploration. The farm has a large main house, two small cottages and stables which have been transformed over the last year. We also have a converted yoga shala, a hillside yoga deck and our summer glamping tents.

    We're a down to earth couple in their late 30's who love healthy organic food, travel and the occasional glass of wine. We're pretty introverted but enjoy social moments and hosting gatherings for our community. Our intention is that together with the people we live and collaborate with, we live in a harmonious environment and cultivate a deeper connection with Nature inside and out. And enjoy ourselves along the way.

    We are both trained in trauma-informed holistic therapies such as acupuncture, yoga and qi gong and hosted workshops around the world. We are inspired by beautiful art, love music, dancing, BBQ's with friends and being by the sea. We wanted to create a beautiful space that nurtures and inspires us to reconnect with Nature.

    Our luscious land is located 30 minutes north of Lisbon, near Mafra. It is just 15 minutes drive from the famous Ericeira surf beaches nevertheless we are remote - sometimes it feels like a bubble!

    We started a permaculture project here, with composting, an edible garden and cultivating fruit trees which we need support from workaways with. All the food is for personal consumption and you're welcome to grow your own with us too. We grow herbs, tomatoes, chard, kale, beans, cucumbers and squash in abundance. We also have apple, pear, figs, peaches, pomegranates, olives and plum trees.

    Our neighbours are a Wolf Sanctuary and a National Park (Tapeda de Mafra) which are definitely worth visiting.

    We tend to about 3 hectares and are surrounded by fruit trees and cork in a beautiful secluded valley. Everyone who visits finds it magical, witnessing deer, owls and hearing the sounds of wolf's at night adds to ambience of this special spot.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Bricolage et projets de 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

    You can enjoy being bathed in nature. Listen to the wolves at night, hear the owls and enjoy the wildlife.

    You can dive deeper on a transformational experience, connecting with nature and spirituality as we also share our practices, library and give you access to the shala for your own practice.

    You will be witnesses and participants of some of the activities and intention setting ceremonies we occasionally host for our community. You may also meet interesting people passing by the farm and other members.

    You can enjoy stunning sunsets on the beach, swimming, surfing and kayaking on the ocean just round the corner.

    Generally enjoy living purposefully in a nurturing environment at a great place, with great food and really good vibes.

  • Aide


    We are looking for a self-starter couple who can stay in our large campervan for the MONTH of OCTOBER (Please do not apply otherwise, sorry).

    We have a flexible schedule and work with weekly check-ins to see how things are progressing.

    On a day to day help taking care of the garden, watering, weeding, harvesting, clearing the land & chopping fire wood.

    The help is physical and equally satisfying as you watch the space transform. Consistently we find, you get out of it what you put in.

    We need assistance maintaining our edible garden, planting, cleaning and beautifying the space, supporting our orchard and also help cooking in our amazing home kitchen when necessary.

    We need support from someone who is responsible, self-motivated, enthusiastic, kind and honest.

    We value & require transparency, compassionate communication & self-responsibility & as a space for retreat & sanctuary a kind-hearted energy is well suited.

    We prefer to work with people with previous experience (references ideal), not afraid to get their hands dirty, a good work ethic & positive attitude.

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant

  • Hébergement


    We have a beautiful van, large enough to stand in, available for a couple or single equipped with a little kitchen, with access to toilet and shower.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Visit the wolves next door at the sanctuary.
    Visit the national park and its wildlife.
    Go to the beach and enjoy the ocean!
    Relax in the calmness of the farm.
    Visit the beautiful palace of Mafra and it's epic library.
    Buses and trains run nearby, we may be able to collect or lend our car when needed.

  • 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 space for vans to park.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Approximately 15 hours per week

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