Come and help starting a "permaculture" project in Povoa de Atalaia, Portugal

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello all together :) My name is Martin and I am the founder and CEO of a Permaculture Farm in Portugal.
    I am offering a temporary position as my "assisting assistant junior manager" :)

    About some months ago, I bought a small farmhouse with some 8000 square meters of land and started working within the project. The land consists of many olive-, citrus and other trees, which need constant care! The property is in a beautiful and quiet location.

    At the moment I am really at the beginning of the project. So it would be a great opportunity for you to see, what it is like to set something like this up. I just finished all the paperwork and started working the land :)

    The house needs some rennovation and its all very basic at the moment, but it is possible to live inside and not freeze in Winter or melt in summer !

    About myself :) Well that would take a longer time to explain ...I worked as a refugee-worker for 8 years. I always dreamed about living in the countryside....so i started looking. I also traveled a lot in the past and still do (Wintertime / no work on farm :) )

    My future plan is to convert the property and the house and become more "self-sufficient". I also want to host more volunteers and welcome people .....


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    Here is a List what needs to be done in the next Future: :)
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    Set up a new vegetable Garden / A project I really look forward to.

    Work on the Wateringsystem

    Take care of trees and the land ! Make Compost !

    Start with the rennovation of the house !

    And much more !



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    Why I want to host workawayers ?
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    Well first of all i need help. But I also like to meet new people and make connections :)

    New ideas are always welcome here. If you have an idea for the farm tell me right away ! The good thing is, that I have no idea whatsoever about farming.....! So there is no right and wrong ....

    I am also interested in cultural exchange / especially when it comes to languages. (I speak basic french and really want to learn more)

    I dont want to see myself as seperated from a volunteer ....for me it is rather about building a shortterm-team.

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    What i have to say upfront !
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    I want to give you as much information, that you can decide if this project is for you.

    As I said I am only one person. So if you expect a project, were every evening the food is ready on the table...please move on :) Instead my idea would be, that we cook together every evening. Of course the food will be provided...Its rather from the garden or market.

    There is plenty of space, but accomodation is basic (Shower, Sleepingplace) :) Basically there are four options:

    1. In the area were i sleep. There are multiple Rooms, but privacy is limited. Previos owner took all doors with him :)
    2. In summer / outside under the mosquitonet
    3. In the old part of the house / condition not so good
    4. The Van. You could also sleep inside of the van .....or bring your own van (Not bigger then 3.5t possible).

    Of course you will get a nice matrace....
    please let us talk about this before you come here :)

    !! Please only apply, if you have a serious interest in farming or starting a project yourself, or have the right working-mentality. !!

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    What i expect
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    5 hours a day (5 days) of your work in exchange for food and accomodation.
    About 3 hours in the morning and 2 in the evening.
    Of course the garden needs watering every day but thats not much work.....




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    What can be done in spare time :) ?
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    Please note, that the project is located in the deep countryside :) It is quite beautiful here but a bit remote.

    But :) There is a beautiful lake near by. I go there quite often....especially in summer time. But we have to go together with my car. I am also open to explore more nearby lakes ....

    Also the" sierra de estrella" (portugals highes mountain) is near and calls for some hiking (summer = HOT !) :)
    I really like hiking, but didnt have the opportunity to check out the "sierra de estrella". This would be a fun thing to do in late Oktober until Spring :) It is also not far away from Spain....to my knowledge there are great places for climbing and fishing. I like to bolder a bit.....but i am not really good ......

    The next city is Fundao or Castelo Branco. Fundao doesnt offer so much in my opinion. It has some nice hiking....
    Castelo Branco is quite nice i think .....I didnt check it yet ....

    The ocean is about 2-3 hourse away.

    I am open to explore stuff that is further away (trip to ocean....) but please note, that we have to share costs for these kind of activities.

    I am not so much into culture ....like visiting churches and stuff :) but hey ....i think we will find something nice to do .

    Of course you can also just hang out and have some beers. I dont mind moderate consumtion of alcohol but please no excess of drugs !

    Sports : I do sports 2-3 times a week ! I do fitness....its a constant battle....sometimes i am all about it.....sometimes well ....;)


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    Dogs, Cats, Children, Aliens
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    Please note, that i have a german shepherd. She is the sweetest thing, but these guys are very territorial. She will not accept another dog on the property. Please only apply, if you can handle bigger dogs with confidence. She is not aggressive or a "special dog" but she is big, young and full of energy. This is also the reason i will not host children :)

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    Food
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    I am not the best cook on the planet ....my idea would be, that we cook together.
    I am open to try vegan food or recipes. But I dont follow a particular diet.
    I dont eat meat very often :)

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    I am fluent in English and German

    At the moment i am trying of getting better at french. So if you happen to come from france :) ......

    My Portuguese is very basic / real beginner level

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    I dont like....
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    Excess use of drugs
    lazy people


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    The return of lizzard people, toad-serums, Gardening, Philosophie, Dogs, Sports, Food, Ecomony, Permaculture, Regular stuff ...... :)

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    Were is the project ?
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    The project is located near Fundao / Region Centro / Portugal.

    You can come from Lisboa or Porto by bus i guess :) We can check together .....

    I could pick you up in Fundao or Covilha (next bigger city)

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    Please feel welcome to check my Instragram : Casa_e_lobo

    Well...let me know what you think

    Greatings Martin

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    Please note, that this is not a professional farm. Its a private enterprise. I dont make any profit from the "Smallhold".

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Pratique d’une langue
    Jardinage
    Bricolage et construction
    Aide dans une ferme
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    This project offers a great opportunity for all the people, that wish to set up an agricultural project for themselfs. Learn new languages with me, see what the countryside of Portugal is really about. Located only some Minutes away from the well known "sierra de estralla", were you can find great hikinggrounds.

  • Aide

    Aide

    At the moment i would really like to build a new Garden for the next saison. Also there is renovation tasks to be done.

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Allemand: Courant
    Anglais: Courant
    Français: Intermédiaire

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    At the moment i am also looking for people from france to continue learning french.

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    Clean, Basic, Shower

    This is not a project, were you can just sit down and have the food ready. I am just one person and have to run the whole farm. Insted my idea would be, that we cook together. Of course i provide all the ingredients.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    In your spare time, you can of course hang at the farm. Take a walk. We could visit the sierra de estrella, go fishing, swimming ....

  • 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

    Smaler Vans are possible ! Bigger ones are not so good because the road is to narrow

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Deux

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 5 hours for 5 days a week

N° de référence hôte : 956827439789

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