Living off grid and helping us to develop our homestead in Alentejo, Portugal

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  • Última atividade: 6 nov. 2023



 Hospedagem min. solicitada: mínimo 1 semana



  • Descrição


    We, an Austrian family with two children, enjoy the simple, decelerated life in the Portuguese Alentejo. The office chairs and regular working hours were exchanged for all sorts of tools and activities that enrich our hearts. We spend most of our time outside, but most of all we have the opportunity to spend it together. We have one dog and three cats.

    We own a property on the shoreside of a lake near the village Torrão. It´s a reservoir lake which supplies the rice fields 30km away. Also due to little rain in winter the lake can disappear one season. When full, it gives us the opportunity to swim, kajak or just relax and enjoy nature. Torrão is small but nice, not touristy but rather typical portuguese. More busy in summer than in winter. The next big town Èvora is 40min by car.

    Our business plan is to sell olive oil and give courses in handweaving and wildeness/survival skills such as archry, primitive fire making, etc.
    For this we are developing our property. We do all our things mainly ourselfs. Besides solar power, running water (cold & hot) and 2 work spaces we can provide a public outdoor kitchen, 1 bathroom with a shower/1 extra bath house with small tub. We can accomodate tents (bring your own) and 2-4 caravans/mobile homes.

    We are currently looking for helpers (for two weeks) setting up our FOOD FOREST. Digging swales, planting trees and other plants as well as designing a pathway through it. If you like getting your hands dirty and planting trees you are very welcome!

    What is waiting for you?
    You can sleep and live in a caravan, have your own bathhouse/toilet and a kitchen where you can prepare your food. Sometimes we also eat together. The lake in front of our land invites you to relax or you can take one of our kayaks to explore the nature nearby.

    We are living with nature and don´t follow a strict 9-5 working day. We work depending on the personal kids´needs and the weather, sometimes including weekends while having days off during the week. Nevertheless, a healthy work attitude is just as important to us as good communication.

    We are happy to answer all your questions through a phone or video call and see if we match, so make sure you leave your telephone number where we can reach you!

    Isabel & Dominik

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Prática de idiomas
    Construção/faça você mesmo
    Ajuda em fazenda
    Criar/cozinhar refeições caseiras
    Manutenção geral
  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    We are a family from Austria with two kids, a husky and three cats. We love to be outdoors, to kajak, to shoot with bow and arrow, develop our garden and explore the surroundings.
    We give courses in survival skills and have an atelier with two looms where you can have a closer look into handweaving.

  • Projetos que envolvem crianças

    Projetos que envolvem crianças

    Este projeto pode envolver crianças. Para mais informações, veja aqui nossas diretrizes e dicas.

  • Ajuda


    We need help in creating our food forest maintaining our vegetable garden and building a small terrace for the caravan.

  • Idiomas

    Alemão: Fluente
    Inglês: Fluente
    Português: Iniciante

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    Este anfitrião indicou que tem interesse em compartilhar seu idioma ou em aprender um novo.
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  • Acomodação


    Caravan. Ideal for couples!

  • Algo mais...

    Algo mais...

    With your time off, you can go with us to Évora or enjoy the lake infront of our land.The village. Torrão is only a 10min walk away and provides you with small supermarkets, cafes and bars.

  • Mais alguns detalhes

    Mais alguns detalhes

    • Acesso à internet

    • Acesso à internet limitado

      Acesso à internet limitado

    • Temos mascotes

    • Somos fumantes

    • Pode hospedar famílias

  • Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Espaço para estacionar campervans

    We have plenty of space for all kind of vehicles!

  • Pode aceitar animais

    Pode aceitar animais

    We have pets too (dog, cats, chickens)!

  • Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Mais de 2

  • ...

    Horas previstas

    5 hours per day

Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 293774195645



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