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Join our Permaculture farm & community on Madeira island, Portugal

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  • Última atividade: 17 jun. 2024



 Hospedagem min. solicitada: 1 mês ou mais



  • Descrição


    Our story starts 6 years ago, when Markus, the founder of the project, came to Madeira island with the vision of recovering an old agricultural land, regenerating it with Permaculture, and creating a self-sufficient community of like-minded people, that can live in harmony with Nature, while opening space for healing, cooperation and continuous learning. A big dream uniting a growing network of friends.
    Currently we're an international team of 7 people, including a family with their kids, plus the volunteers who join us throughout the year.

    Please read thoroughly before contacting us and be mindful of the following:
    *Minimum expected commitment from volunteers is 2 months.
    *Be specific about your motivation, intentions, and how you think you can contribute to our project.

    Around 7 hectares of land are divided into a few zones:

    The main zone of the community residents & volunteers; the farm area with all the animals & birds; 4 fruit orchards (citrus, bananas, avocados, annonas, plums, apples, chestnuts etc); the "work in progress" area, with 2 greenhouses being slowly (very slowly) assembled, where we also started experimenting with mushroom farming last winter, and some gardens that need more care & planting.

    There is another area further down the valley, that is being developed for tourism, with occasional guests staying in our Superadobe domes- natural buildings, with 1 of them still in construction.
    Please note, that this is another area of the project entirely, separated from the community area, where the volunteers live & work. We have paid workers managing that side of the project and we don't intend to involve any volunteers over there.

    On the same note, none of the produce WWers help with is being sold - that is all for personal consumption for the community needs. Our production of veggies and fruits etc is still very humble and limited, but it's something we'd like to expand in the future.

    We are located on the hills of Tabua village, municipality of Ribeira Brava, around 1h away from Funchal and the international airport, at an altitude ranging between 300-650m above sea level.
    The nearest town is Ribeira Brava, a 12- 15min drive down the road, and there you will find the nearest beach, restaurants, shops, supermarkets and the farmers market open daily.

    We recommend renting a car as the best way to explore Madeira and for easier access to our farm. However, there are also local buses, including a bus that passes by our farm a few times a day. There are also affordable taxis, and Bolt app (like Uber). We'll happily provide bus schedules, useful contacts and any guidance needed.

    Thank you for your time, interest and support!

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Ajuda em projetos ambientais
    Construção/faça você mesmo
    Cuidar de animais
    Ajuda em fazenda
    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

    If you'd like to understand the process of designing your own project or joining a larger community, we're happy to share what we've learned so far about project design, community management, Permaculture farming, soil & water management, self-sufficiency, animal caring, bio-housing, alternative education etc.

  • Projetos que envolvem crianças

    Projetos que envolvem crianças

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

  • Ajuda


    Some of the ongoing actions you could join & help us with:

    Permaculture design & implementation, and occasional Permaculture courses (next one is June 21-30th)

    Reforestation & propagating endemic species;

    Organic gardening & farming- we have several gardens in progress & fruit orchards that need constant attention;

    Mushroom farming- we started last winter, experimenting on wood logs (eucalypt & acacia) and inoculated some garden beds also. Position for people who already have some experience and knowledge in the field;

    Animal care giving (we got cows, goats, pigs, geese, ducks, chickens, angola chickens, cats & dogs), long-term position only;

    Beekeeping, long-term position only, and needs to speak Romanian or Russian, to assist the main beekeeper (ideally someone who is also interested in working with farm animals);

    Herbal medicines and natural cosmetics;

    Natural building, cob, Superadobe;

    Agile Learning for children & homeschooling- families with children welcome;

    Hosting mindful events, farm retreats, Permaculture courses, various workshops & other fun things!

  • Idiomas

    Inglês: Fluente

  • Acomodação


    Depending on availability, volunteers can be accommodated in the yurt or in the converted container bedroom, they both come with beds & all bedding provided.
    Camping is also possible, we have some spare tents and camping gear that can be used by volunteers, and bedding, towels are available.

    Accommodation on the land, use of shared facilities (kitchen, bathrooms, laundry etc) and vegetarian meals during work days (Monday to Friday) is provided to all volunteers. At 13:00 lunch is served at the shared kitchen area, by our resident farm cook. The kitchen space can be used for preparing meals, storing food etc. Usually, it's our social space, and we get together to cook and share food and laughs.

  • Algo mais...

    Algo mais...

    Madeira island (& island of Porto Santo) is part of the Macaronesian bio-region, with mild sub-tropical climate, dramatic landscape of volcanic origin, and endemic Laurisilva forest- an UNESCO world heritage site.
    In your free time, there's abundant hiking trails all around the island, black sand beaches and swimming spots to explore, cultural events and a rich digital nomads & expats community to connect with.

  • Mais alguns detalhes

    Mais alguns detalhes

    • Acesso à internet

    • Acesso à internet limitado

      Acesso à internet limitado

    • Temos mascotes

    • Somos fumantes

    • Pode hospedar famílias

  • Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    Most of us in the team have remote jobs, we manage independently with MIFI/ pocket wifi device, it's a portable mini-router that gives you wifi on the go, it worked for us so far. The shared kitchen area can be used for computer work, it has a seating area indoors & outdoors, and most of the time there will wifi available there.

  • Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Campers, caravans, motorhomes, more than welcome- 7 hectares of land you waiting for you.

  • Pode aceitar animais

    Pode aceitar animais

    As long as the pet is social with other animals, welcome! Our cows, goats, geese, ducks, chickens mostly roam free around the land, so that's something to keep in mind. We also have 2 dogs and a few cats, and they're friendly.

  • Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Mais de 2

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    Horas previstas

    4h a day, 9:00-13:00, Mon to Fri

Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 866549972224



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