Help us to make the world a better place on our farm on the mountains

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  • Descrição


    * We are only interested in those people who are really interested in helping and learning about goats, agriculture or construction.
    ** We ask volunteers to stay for a minimum of 4 weeks. The reason is that it takes a lot of work (and time) for us to explain the day-to-day processes to you, and for you to adapt to the daily routine. But of course, if you are a professional and independent helper who wants to help out in any aspect of the farm (cheesemaker, builder, farmer ...) then it is not a problem to be less weeks. Volunteers who want to stay for more than a month to gain more knowledge and experience on the farm are the true profiles we are looking for. We are also open to visits as long as they are independent and we do not have extra work.

    Good morning we are Juan (1975), Paz (1977) and our children Clara (2015) and Mario (2017). Juan is a Sheperd who studied Forestry Technician and Philosophy. But he has extensive experience in many types of jobs, such as a builder, cook, electrician, plumber ... Paz studied Architecture, but she has spent all her life working with medicinal plants, distillation, perfumes and gardener, she is a plant healer.
    We started our project-farm in March 2012 when we found a land to plant our seeds and raise our animals. The place that chose us is full of ancient culture, but in the last 50 years it was abandoned. Since we arrived we have been rebuilding most of the ruins into stables, houses, orchards, and restoring the old fertilized places like the cultivation terraces (the place is similar to machu pichu :-), cleaning the old chestnut forest that is above our houses, and helping him to extend his dominions and broaden the shade of his branches.

    Our project
    We came here to recover and expand the native forest and the fertility of the land, using traditional ways of working with animals, plants and buildings, having the greatest respect for nature and LEAVING A MORE FERTILE AND SEEDED FUTURE THAN CONSUMED BEHIND US. We came looking for a drier life, moving away from excessive consumption, and valuing the basic and important. Our way of operating is to plant trees that will feed the next generations. We have already planted more than 500 fruit trees, more than 1000 native trees to reforest the surrounding mountains. We also enjoy reproducing medicinal and aromatic plants. We love ethnobotany, giving meaning to all the plants that grow around us. Respect for the land is our foundation, and the best reward we get is seeing the fertility of the places worked increase. We do not consider ourselves an organic farm, WE FEEL ONLY a LOGICAL farm, because we want to do what has always been done, but now people call it organic. WE ARE NOT A PROFESSIONAL FARM, WE DO NOT LIVE FROM SELLING OUR PRODUCTS. We have animals because it is the reason to close the biological cycle in the area that we are restoring. Currently we have more than 40 animals including donkey, goats, sheep, mainly.

    On our farm we are completing a biological cycle with water, plants and animals. We irrigate the grasslands that feed the animals, increasing the biodiversity of the plants that provide health to the forest and the animals. The animals fertilize the entire mountain with their feces, feeding the pastures, the forest and our garden. The forest extends its domain by giving moisture and humus to the grasslands, and feeding the animals. This circular system increases the fertility of the land every year and gives the best quality and flavor to milk and cheese. Giving health to the forest gives us inner health in return.

    The place
    The place is very wild and located high up in the mountains. We are hanging from a mountainside and surrounded by different types of forests, valleys, mountains, streams, fountains ... The small road to get here is narrow and difficult for wide cars to access. The town is 4 km. In front of our houses (south) the views extend to Portugal in the background. At the back of the houses, the mountain protects us from the north winds. To the East and West some streams are born, in the valleys and forests that are within the property, so the water is pure, without contamination and good to drink.

    The goats
    They eat out in the mountains every day, cleaning and recovering the old roads that no one used for a long time. They will eat the best food an animal can eat ... fresh plants in season, always eating on a clean mountain.
    We are also in an experimental government program to study the impact of goats on vegetation to prevent fires.

    The other places.
    We also have an old house in the town next to ours (10km from the farm) and several orchards separated around the village where we grow other types of fruit trees that do not grow well in the mountain climate. So from time to time there is the possibility of working and / or sleeping in town, if you want to join. During the week Paz and the children live more in the village (Paz has her laboratory in the village and our children go to school) and Juan is most of the days going back and forth from the village to the farm. But normaly sleeps on the farm.
    We are eternally grateful to all the people who passed through here, helping this project, and helping to make this world a little more fertile place.

    ***In January 2020 our houses and facilities were accidentally burned due to a distraction. From that moment we choosed continuing the project. Since then we have been working hard, hard, and tirelessly to be able to stick our heads out of the water.

    We are sad by same comments made that year on this website. And given the impossibility of publicly refuting any of those comments, we have decided to write this on the public profile.
    Although before we feel that we must apologize to all volunteers who were here at that time and maybe got infected with our stress during that year, and to apologize if we have put aside social and leisure moments, having been 100% dedicated to the reconstruction of the houses, the animals , the orchards and, of course, our children and our other projects.

    Some persons have complained about the acomodation after the fire. But we have warned all the people who have come on that year (via video) of the conditions of temporary accommodation and under construction that they were going to find.

    Fortunately our farm once again resembles that cozy school farm that it was at the beginning

    Some discomfort has come from the false sensation of working more than 5 hours. In this regard, we want to clarify certain situations:
    1 For the volunteers there is a schedule that consists of 3-5 hours a day of help in the farm, normaly with the animals or sometimes in construction, garden, etc. The rest of the hours are free.

    2 We do not consider learning hours as working hours !!! After doing your work, maybe you feel you want to learn how to milk, make cheese, make soap, make sausages, do everything we do here ... then happens to some people, that they start to feel like they are working longer hours. AFTER DOING YOUR 5 HOURS OF HELP THE REST OF THE DAY YOU CAN REST OR LEARN. IT'S YOUR DECISION

    2 Other people feel bad because after working their 5 hours they expect our family to cook and clean for them, so they count as hours of work cooking or cleaning the kitchen, the bathroom ... HERE WE COOK AND CLEAN ALL THE SAME. He who does not cook, cleans. And thats not included in the helping hours

    3 Some volunteers have felt neglected because they wanted the family to stop working to listen to their stories, play a game of cards or have a beer, in fact it has been this way in the last 9 years of hosting volunteers. But in this last year we have previously notified each person who has come here that they were going to find a family working hard, in addition to 2 small children to care for.


    Buenos dias somos Juan (1975), Paz (1977) y nuestros hijos Clara (2015) y Mario (2017). Juan es un pastor que estudió Técnico Forestal y Filosofía. Pero tiene una amplia experiencia en muchos tipos de trabajos, como constructor, cocinero, electricista, fontanero... Paz estudió Arquitectura, pero ha estado toda su vida trabajando con plantas medicinales, destilación, perfumes y hortelana, sanadora de plantas. Comenzamos nuestro proyecto en marzo de 2012 cuando encontramos un terreno para plantar nuestras semillas y criar a nuestros animales. El lugar que nos eligió está lleno de cultura milenaria, pero en los últimos 50 años estaba abandonado. Desde que llegamos hemos estado reconstruyendo la mayoría de las ruinas en establos, casas, huertas, y restaurando los antiguos lugares fertilizados como las terrazas de cultivo (el lugar es similar a machu pichu :-), limpiando el viejo bosque de castañas que está sobre nuestras casas, y ayudandolo a extender sus dominios y ensanchar la sombra de sus ramas.

    Nuestro proyecto
    Vinimos aquí para recuperar y expandir el bosque nativo y la fertilidad de la tierra, utilizando formas tradicionales de trabajar con animales, plantas y construcciones, teniendo el mayor respeto con la naturaleza y DEJANDO ATRÁS DE NOSOTROS UN FUTURO MÁS FERTIL Y SEMILLADO QUE CONSUMIDO. Vinimos buscando una vida mas secilla, alejandonos del consumo excesivo, y valorando lo basico e importante. Nuestro modo de operar es plantar árboles que alimentarán a las próximas generaciones. Ya hemos plantado más de 500 árboles frutales, más de 1000 árboles nativos para reforestar las montañas circundantes. Tambien disfrutamos reproduciendo plantas medicinales y aromáticas. Nos encanta la etnobotánica, dar significado a todas las plantas que crecen a nuestro alrededor. El respeto por la tierra es nuestro fundamento, y la mejor recompensa que obtenemos es ver aumentar la fertilidad de los lugares trabajados. No nos consideramos una granja ecológica, NOS SENTIMOS SÓLO una granja LÓGICA, porque queremos hacer lo que se ha hecho desde siempre, pero ahora la gente llama ecológica. ¡TAMPOCO SOMOS UNA GRANJA PROFESIONAL, NO VIVIMOS NI VENDEMOS NUESTROS PRODUCTOS. Tenemos animales porque es la razón para cerrar el ciclo biológico en la zona que estamos restaurando. Actualmente contamos con más de 40 animales entre burro, cabras, ovejas, principalmente.

    En nuestra granja estamos completando un ciclo biológico con agua, plantas y animales. Regamos los pastizales que alimentan los animales, aumentando la biodiversidad de la plantas que brindan salud al bosque y a los animales. Los animales fertilizan con sus heces toda la montaña dandole de comer a los pastizales, al bosque y a nuestra huerta. El bosque extiende su dominio dando humedad y humus a los pastizales, y alimento a los animales. Este sistema circular aumenta cada año la fertilidad de la tierra y da la mejor calidad y sabor a la leche y al queso. Regalar salud al bosque nos da salud interior a cambio.

    El lugar
    El lugar es muy salvaje y localizado muy arriba en las montañas. Estamos colgados de una ladera de la montaña y rodeado de diferentes tipos de bosques, valles, montañas, arroyos, fuentes.. El pequeño camino para llegar hasta aquí es estrecho y de difícil acceso para coches anchos. El pueblo se encuentra a 4 km. Delante de nuestras casas (sur) las vistas se alargan hasta portugal al fondo. En la parte trasera de las casas, la montaña nos protege de los vientos del norte. Al Este y Oeste nacen algunos arroyos, en los valles y bosques que hay dentro de la propiedad, por lo que el agua es pura, sin contaminacion y buena para beber.

    Las cabras
    Ellas comen afuera en la montaña todos los días, limpiando y recuperando los viejos caminos que nadie usaba durante mucho tiempo. Comerán la mejor comida que un animal pueda comer ... plantas frescas de temporada, siempre comiendo en una montaña limpia.
    Tambien estamos en un programa experimental del gobierno para estudiar el impacto de las cabras en la vegetación para evitar incendios.

    Los otros lugares.
    También tenemos una vieja casa en el pueblo proximo al nuestro (a 10km de la granja) y varias huertas separadas alrededor del pueblo donde cultivamos otros tipos de árboles frutales que no crecen bien en el clima de montaña. Así que de vez en cuando hay la posibilidad de estar trabajando y / o durmiendo en el pueblo, si quieres unirte. Durante la semana Paz y los niños viven mas en el pueblo ( Paz tiene su laboratorio en el pueblo y nuestros hijos van a la escuela) y Juan está todos los días yendo y viniendo del pueblo a la granja. Normalmente de jueves a domingo toda la familia viaja a la montaña (granja) para trabajar juntos.

    Quedamos eternamente agradecidos a todas las personas que por aqui pasaron, ayudando a este proyecto, y ayudando a hacer de este mundo un lugar un poco mas fertil

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Ajuda em projetos ambientais
    Projetos de construção/faça você mesmo
    Cuidar de animais
    Ajuda em fazenda
    Cuidar de crianças/atividades criativas
    Ajuda a cuidar da casa
    Manutenção geral
  • Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos da ONU
    Erradicar a pobreza
    Erradicar a fome
    Saúde de qualidade
    Educação de qualidade
    Igualdade de género
    Água potável e saneamento
    Energias renováveis e acessíveis
    Trabalho digno e crescimento económico
    Indústria, inovação e infraestruturas
    Reduzir as desigualdades
    Cidades e comunidades sustentáveis
    Produção e consumo sustentáveis
    Ação climática
    Proteger a vida marinha
    Proteger a vida terrestre
    Paz, justiça et instituições eficazes
    Parcerias para a implementação dos objetivos
  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    We are only looking for people who want to learn from labors and jobs in the field. We like working with people, both teaching and learning. It seems important to us to explain everything we do, so that the work has a meaning, and can be enjoyed. Our farm is a school of rural life, every day we work on different disciplines that involve life on earth. Our goal is that if you come to help for at least a month, you get an idea of ​​what a basic family farming could be.

    Goat herding is normally a slow learning process, it takes time until you connect with the goats. The first thing is to know the place around (orientation) to have information (grazing strategy) and feel the animals (goats are very empathetic). If you are interested in learning, we will give you support, but you need patience and dedication.

    Make cheese
    You can learn the cheese process when you REALLY show interest in these fields and of course when the goats have milk.

    Construction, carpentry, DIY, plumbing, electricity, are fields that are worked every day and I can teach many things.

    Medicinal plants, edible plants, botany or ethnobotany are around, waiting to be learned.

    We can help with the Spanish language when there is enough interest and effort (when time is spent studying)

    We can also teach cooking.

    Anything else you may be interested in learning, we could help you.

    What we understand as learning, are
    Particular interests of some people, and our effort and time to transmit knowledge, are not the agreed hours of help.


    Solo buscamos personas que quieran aprender de labores y trabajos del campo. Nos gusta trabajar con la gente, tanto enseñar como aprender. Nos parece importante explicar todo lo que hacemos, para que el trabajo tenga un significado, y pueda ser disfrutado. Nuestra finca es una escuela de vida rural, todos los días trabajamos diferentes disciplinas que involucran la vida en la tierra. Nuestro objetivo es que si vienes a ayudar al menos un mes, te hagas una idea de lo que podría ser una agricultura familiar básica.

    El pastoreo de cabras es normalmente un proceso de aprendizaje lento, lleva tiempo hasta que te conectas con las cabras. Lo primero es conocer el lugar alrededor (orientación) para tener información (hacer estratégia de pastoreo) y sentir a los animales (las cabras son muy empáticas). Si estás interesado en aprender te daremos apoyo, pero necesitas paciencia y dedicacion.

    Hacer queso
    Se puede aprender el proceso del queso cuando REALMENTE se demuestra interés en estos campos y por supuesto, cuando las cabras tienen leche.

    Construccion, carpinteria, bricolaje, fontaneria, electricidad, son campos que se trabajan dia a dia y puedo enseñar muchas cosas.

    Plantas medicinales, plantas comestibles, botanica o etnobotanica están alrededor, esperando a ser aprendidas.

    Podemos ayudar con el idioma español cuando hay suficiente interés y esfuerzo (cuando se dedica tiempo a estudiar)

    También podemos enseñar a cocinar.

    cualquier otra cosa que puedas estar interesado en aprender, podriamos ayudarte.

    Lo que entendemos como aprendizaje, son
    Intereses particulares de alguna gente, y nuestro esfuerzo y tiempo para transmitir conocimientos, no son las horas de ayuda pactadas.

  • Ajuda


    We ask for 5 hours of help on the farm. The works are divided into two categories. The fixed ones from day to day. And those that are necessary each day in particular
    The daily schedules are: feed the animals and bring the goats to the mountain and back to the farm from the mountain when they do not come alone

    The necessary work each day can be carried out in the garden or in the construction, for which a time and objectives appropriate to the person and the work to be carried out will be established. It is not the same to remove herbs than to transport stones. If the work is very physical, we will do less hours. Amd of course we always ask If you like to do the work on that moment. You are volunteering, not working. So any other task can be choosed.

    The days off for the week are chosen and negotiated on Sundays

    Cooking, scrubbing and cleaning are not included in the 5 hours of work. Neither do the wood to make your fire.
    Pedimos 5 horas de ayuda en la granja. Los trabajos se dividen en dos categorias. Los fijos del dia a dia. Y los que son necesarios cada dia en particular
    Los fijos de cada dia son: dar de comer a los animales, llevar y traer las cabras de vuelta a la granja a y desde la montaña, cuando no vienen ellas solas

    Los trabajos necesarios cada dia pueden desarrollarse en la huerta o en la construccion, para lo cual se establecerá un tiempo y objetivos adecuados a la persona y al trabajo a realizar. No es lo mismo quitar hierbas que transportar piedras. Si el trabajo es muy fisico serán menos horas.

    Los dias libres para la semana se eligen y negocian los domingos

    Cocinar, fregar y limpiar no estan incluidas en las 5 horas de trabajo. Tampoco hacer la leña para hacer tu fuego.

  • Idiomas

    Inglês: Fluente
    Espanhol: Fluente
    Francês: Fluente
    Alemão: Intermediário

    Este anfitrião oferece intercâmbio de idiomas
    We can help with spanish language as long as we see theres an effort from the pupil

  • Acomodação


    We have renovated 3 stone and wood cabins so that volunteers can enjoy more independence, cool in summer, and some with a stove for winter. We have also enabled a common living room and kitchen for your private use. You bring the wood to heat the house from the forest, this implies physical effort. We can help you cutting with the chainsaw and the ax.
    We lend you a sheet for the bed and blankets but it is necessary to bring your sleeping bag.
    We have good 4G internet coverage and a SIM card available for you in case you come from outside of Europe.
    Electricity works at 12v just like the one we use in cars. Only mobile phones can be charged. In the town we have 230v electricity to charge other devices.
    There is a place to wash clothes by hand
    The bathroom is a dry toilet
    There is a solar shower that only heats water when it is sunny.
    There is also a bathtub that heats the water to more than 40 ° by fire (see photo)

    When the family is up on the farm, it is normal for us to cook ourselves. But you will probably have to cook many days on your own. And if you don't know how to cook, we can leave food ready for you when you go to be alone. The general rule is: One cooks and the other cleans. Otherwise we all cook and we all clean.


    Hemos reformado 3 cabañas de piedra y madera para que los voluntarios puedan disfrutar de mas independencia, fresca en verano, y algunas con estufa para el invierno. Tambien hemos habilitado un salon y cocina comun para vuestro uso particular. La leña para calentar la casa la traes tu desde el bosque, esto implica esfuerzo fisico. Nosotros podemos ayudarte cortando con la motosierra y el hacha.
    Os prestamos una sabana para la cama y mantas pero es necesario traer vuestro saco de dormir.
    Tenemos buena cobertura de internet 4G y una tarjeta SIM disponible para ti en caso que vengas de fuera de europa.
    La electricidad funciona a 12v igual que la que usamos en los coches. Solo pueden cargarse moviles. En el pueblo tenemos electricidad a 230v para cargar otros aparatos.
    Hay un lugar para lavar la ropa a mano
    El cuarto de baño es una letrina seca (dry toilet)
    Hay una ducha solar que solo calienta agua cuando hace sol.
    Tambien hay una bañera que calienta el agua a mas de 40° mediante fuego (ver foto)

    Las comidas
    Cuando estamos la familia arriba en la granja lo normal es que cocinemos nosotros. Pero probablemente tendrás que cocinar muchos días por tu cuenta. Y si no sabes cocinar, podemos dejar comida lista para ti cuando vayas a estar solo. La norma general es: Uno cocina y el otro limpia. Sino Todos Cocinamos y Todos limpiamos.

  • Algo mais...

    Algo mais...

    Normally there is more than one person helping up the mountain, but it is possible that in some specific moments you will be the only human in the whole mountain, although you will always be with the animals.

    What you may need:
    1 Good boots for the mountain, if possible they protect the ankles !!
    2 Wellingtons for when it rains
    3 Flashlight
    4 Sleeping bag
    5 Charger for the phone of the type used in the car
    We can borrow some of these things

    There are many places to go on days off. These mountains are perfect for hiking. We live near the highest point. In 1.30 hours you reach the top where you can see Portugal. There are also many natural water pools throughout the mountain. This place has a lot of history and stories. Our house is surrounded by a great lost Roman road. There is also an abandoned convent in the middle of the forest that you can visit. Celtic culture is everywhere. The surrounding towns are connected by trails, roads with beautiful landscapes and connected in culture for thousands of years.

    Summer is not very hot (less than 30 °) and winter is not very cold (more than 10 °) rarely falls below 5 °

    To get to our place it is better to go Madrid -Navalmoral de la Mata, there is a bus at 8.00am,
    change bus to coria, and from coria to Gata. I would pick you up at 15.30 at the bus stop. The buses only travel from Monday to Friday!

    Normalmente hay mas de una persona ayudando arriba en la montaña, pero es posible que en algunos momentos puntuales seas el unico humano en toda la montaña, aunque siempre estaras con los animales.

    Qué puedes necesitar:
    1 Buenas botas para la montaña, a ser posible que protejan los tobillos!!
    2 Wellingtons para cuando llueve
    3 Linterna
    4 Saco de dormir
    5 Cargador para el tlf del tipo usado en el coche
    Podemos prestar algunas de estas cosas

    Hay muchos lugares a donde ir en los días libres. Estas montañas son perfectas para practicar senderismo. Vivimos cerca del punto más alto. En 1.30 horas se llega a la cima donde se puede ver Portugal. También hay muchas piscinas de agua natural, en toda la montaña. Este lugar tiene mucha historia e historias. Nuestra casa está rodeada por una gran calzada romana perdida. También hay un convento abandonado en medio del bosque que se puede visitar. La cultura celta está por todas partes. Los pueblos alrededor estan conectados por senderos, carreteras con paisajes preciosos y conectados en cultura desde hace miles de años

    El verano no es muy caluroso (menos de 30°) y el invierno no es muy frío (mas de 10 °) rara vez baja de 5°

    Para llegar a nuestro lugar es mejor ir Madrid -Navalmoral de la Mata, hay un bus a las 8.00am,
    cambiar bus a coria, y de coria a Gata. te recojeria a las 15.30 en la parada de bus. Los buses solo viajan de lunes a viernes!

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    • Pode hospedar famílias

  • Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    we have a space and good conexion for those who have to work remotely. The conditions are not the same as the people who come to volunteer, and given the particularity of each person with their availability, the conditions will have to be agreed with each individual digital nomade. We can offer a Spanish SIM card to be used on behalf of whoever needs it.

  • Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Mais de 2

  • ...

    Horas previstas

    aprox. 5 hours, 5 days

Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 319345877621

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