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Aidez-nous à démarrer une nouvelle vie durable dans la Serra de Estrela, Portugal

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  • Activité récente: 25 sept. 2023



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  • Description


    July 2022, Lars, our dog Athos and Ayla moved from the Netherlands to Portugal.
    We found our dream home in de Gouveia area.🍀

    There are two big houses that we have to renovate and 4.5 hectares of land. The land is surrounded by boulder rocks to climb and go on hikes. There is a stream and three big wells.

    We are starting a food forest and permaculture garden. There will be sheep, chickens, and pigs to maintain the garden, feed the soil and to have good company.💚

    This is the very beginning of our big project. We have always wanted to live a self sustainable life, and now it's finally here! Our new home is completely off the grid, but still a short walk to the little villages Vila Franca Da Serra and Vila Ruiva. Also, just a 15-minute ride to Gouveia, a small big city :)

    We are both still young, love to have fun and meet new people. We want to share this beautiful place with workawayers from all over the world.

    Our dog Athos was born in 2021. He is very kind, smart, and gentle with everyone.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Pratique d’une langue
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Bricolage et construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Aide dans une ferme
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    You will experience a self sustainable project from the very beginning. How do you start and what do you need to become self-sufficient? Maybe this gives you inspiration and the tools to start your own project one day.
    Lars is an ecological gardener in the Netherlands and can teach you a lot about the land, soil, trees, and everything you need to know.
    Ayla works remotely. On her free days she helps with the project, and spends her time doing yoga, reading, cooking.

    We would love to learn some Portuguese!

  • Aide


    Project overview:

    Year 1 – 2023 :
    Renovation of off grid house and volunteer/guest room
    Renovation of studios for tourism
    Rough clean up area
    Remove blackberries
    Dredging the stream
    Pruning trees

    From year 2 – 2024:
    Build shower/toilet cabin
    Herbs/flower meadows
    Lay out green fertilizers
    Creation of food forest 1 and 2 (trees)
    Building an eco swimming pool
    Construction of a raised terrace with pergola and bridge
    Build stables for chickens, pigs and sheep

    We love to have big (vegetarian) meals together. Ayla enjoyes to experiment with new meals. We will appreciate help in the kitchen.

    (We will need to work a maximum of 4 hours a day, weekends are off. We are not strict at all, but like to have volunteers that like to work, clean up after theirselves and make a change.)

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Anglais: Courant
    Hollandais: Courant
    Français: Débutant
    Portugais: Débutant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    We want to learn more Portuguese! We are still beginners.

  • Hébergement


    We have multiple small/medium tents you can use. For big groups of volunteers we have a big safari tent. We can also provide sleeping suplies, just let us know what you need. There is more than enough space to stay with us with your own camper van or tent.

    There is basic accommodation, since we are in the progres of renovating the houses. We have a compost toilet and outside shower. The spring and river beaches close by will also be a nice refreshment.

    After the house renovations are finished:
    The main house has two floors. Upstairs, our family will live. Downstairs we have a big floor where we will make bedrooms for the volunteers and guests. There will be a kitchen and bathroom, and a big living area as well.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    We will have a lot of fun. The area is beautiful and located next to the national park Serra Estrella.
    You can visit Torre, the highest mountain of Portugal. In the right season, you can ski here.
    There are river beaches close by and the beach is an hour drive away.

    The land is surrounded by boulder rocks to climb and make hikes. There is a stream and three big wells.

    We like to go on hikes with our dog, make fires at night (in winter), play games and of course enjoy a well deserved siesta!

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Cet hôte a indiqué qu’il aimait accueillir les digital nomads.

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    Cet hôte a de la place pour les vans.

  • Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Cet hôte a dit qu’il acceptait les personnes voyageant avec un animal.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

  • ...

    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

N° de référence hôte : 994217828924

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