Come help us develop our farm and creative spaces near Penamacor, Portugal



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  • Description


    Set over 10 hectares close to the Spanish border, the farm possesses an amazing 360 degree vista. To the west is Portugal’s highest mountain range, Serra da Estrela, which provides the backdrop to what are frequently spectacular sunsets. To the east the sun rises over the Spanish border hills and the castle and village of Monsanto. To the north close by is the village of Penamacor, with cafes, restaurants, shops and banks.

    For many years the farm has sat unused and consequently much of the work of the next year focuses on regenerating the land through caring for the existing trees and vines, as well as renovating buildings, so we can accommodate greater numbers of interested individuals and/or groups.

    Whilst we are in the initial stages of the project, the farm itself appears previously well cared for, with mature and productive vines, fruit trees, and both ancient and more recently planted olive trees.
    We want to create environments and spaces in which events such as film, music, art festivals can be held, as well as more intimate spaces for solo practitioners and adepts.

    Activities include:
    Natural wine making (1.25 hectare vineyard)
    Pruning, maintaining and harvesting vines
    Pruning, maintaining and harvesting olive trees (300+)
    Land regeneration through tree planting
    Renovation of farm buildings into community, living and art spaces
    Permaculture design of farm
    Caring for large cork oaks
    Experimental archaeology projects (first phase of stone circle created this summer in conjunction with UCL academic)

    We are an extended family from England and France; some of us have relocated to Portugal whilst the others are completing education in the UK.

    Alex qualified as an archaeologist before subsequently working in newspapers and IT.
    Gilda writes fiction having previously worked in IT.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Baby-sitting et jeux créatifs
    Préparer les repas / cuisiner pour la famille
    Aider dans une ferme
    Aider avec des éco-projets
    Projets artistiques

  • 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

    Visitors to the farm will learn to live with a small but enthusiastic and ambition group of people learning many new skills and adapting to a very different way of life. Equally, we bring many skills from our previous roles that maybe of interest. Two languages are spoken fluently on the farm (English and French).

  • Aide


    Help will be varied across the farm.

    Our immediate focus will be upon:-
    Tree pruning.
    Vine care.
    Renovating buildings to create a community space

    Workers will need to be fit and able to work at least five hours a day, five days per week.

  • Langues parlées

    English: Courant
    French: Courant

  • Hébergement


    In return we can offer peaceful camping facilities, with plumbed-in hot water shower and indoor toilet.
    Tents, or a heated caravan in the colder months are provided as accommodation. Feel free to bring your own tent or camper van if you wish.
    We provide a communal lunch; even though we often eat meat ourselves, we will be more than happy to cook vegetarian or vegan food for communal meals, depending on the needs of the helpers staying at the time. We provide cooking facilities (stove, kettle, fridge) as well as ingredients for you to cook your own meals in the mornings and evenings.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    The closest large railway stations to the farm are in Castelo Branco and Guarda.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?


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    Nombre d'heures attendues

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

N° de référence hôte : 966372343934