Join us in the mountains and experience rural Gonçalo, Portugal

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  • Última atividade: 4 mar. 2024



 Hospedagem min. solicitada: mínimo 3 semanas



  • Descrição


    Hi, and welcome to our Workaway profile!

    We are Alexia (31) and Luca (42), a French/Italian couple, creating our new life in rural Portugal We are a stone's throw from the Serra de Estrela mountains, surrounded by oak, pine, and chestnut trees.

    Myself Alexia, work remotely as a freelance copywriter, and Luca works full time on the land.

    After living in Paris, London, and Bali, and extensively traveling in Europe and Asia, we felt the call to live in the countryside, so we searched, found, and bought our 6 ha piece of land, and we are now, slowly, building our dream place.

    We are drawn to nature, striving to focus on what we truly want from life rather than working for someone else, to learn how to be self-reliant while focusing on projects that feed our souls.

    We have plenty of interests and passions, but lately, I am diving deeper into gardening, astrology, herbalism, and climate change education. Luca loves solving problems, DIYing his day between several projects, he is passionate about electronic music and much more.

    We live with two dogs, Soul and Serra, and the sweetest three cats called Tommy Luna and Sienna.

    If you are curious you can check out our profile on Instagram, ask me the page and I will share it with you.

    - Who are we looking for -

    We look for someone independent and mature, well organized and proactive. We work full days and weeks, hence not always can allow time to hang out, but this said, we value the importance to connect with our volunteers, and consciously find the time to spend together, whether is a walk, a meal or excursions to friends or neighbors for a meal and a drink.

    We expect you to be clean, honest, hardworking, and genuinely interested in helping and learning. Trust us you can find all of these qualities in both of us.

    We are the type of people who can truly go the extra mile for the right person, but we won't tolerate those who take the mickey and who are only looking for a free holiday. Those who have experience with work away/volunteering will surely understand! :)

    We live in a remote area: Gonçalo is only a few km down our mountain, and the next city, Guarda, is 25 min drive.

    Belmonte, another little town is also near. Having your own transport is best, but not essential as we often meet friends who also host other volunteers, so there will be occasions to socialize. We regularly go to Guarda, often stop for a coffee or a beer, and you are welcome to join the ride : )

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Projetos artísticos
    Prática de idiomas
    Ajuda em projetos ambientais
    Construção/faça você mesmo
    Cuidar de animais
    Ajuda em fazenda
    Criar/cozinhar refeições caseiras
    Ajuda a cuidar da casa
    Manutenção geral
    Ajuda com computadores/internet
  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Whether you're interested in making home made soap, experimenting with making some fertilizer for the garden, or if you're into building, DIY, repairing, we have plenty of work in store. We will try to match your interests as much as possible.

    There is enough room to take initiative and express your creativity!

    Expect anything related to sustainable living, gardening and plants, foraging, building, DIY, video making, food processing and preservation! The list is long and ever growing : )

  • Ajuda


    5 hours - 5 days a week (food + accommodation in exchange)

    Food garden
    - build new raised beds, planting new crops
    - weeding watering, and general management.

    Building (there is a long list of building projects)
    - vermicompost toilets, outdoor bathroom, bar/kitchenette, pizza oven, gates...
    - improve accessibility around the land, maintaining paths and building new staircases/steps

    Land (according to experience)
    After the wildfires, our most recent mission is to help the land recover well and quickly, this involves:
    - clearing the land from dry and burned wood
    - gathering fire wood for the winter months
    - cutting/pruning trees
    - landscaping.. so planting hedges, shrubs, plants and more trees (depending on season)
    - general land management

    1. Tasks depend on seasons. We can give you a more accurate list of tasks if you get in touch with us. We can let you know what we are up to lately!
    2. Regarding hours and days, we are flexible, which means that if you prefer to work in the afternoon rather than in the morning, it's possible. It is also possible for you to choose your days off, or even combining hours to have extra days off.

    Extra note : )

    Please make sure you are in a good physical and mental space before deciding to come and help. Work here can get hard sometimes, meaning, hot climate and sweaty times. We do our best in scheduling jobs in the shade when we can and when we have.
    And also, if you are going through a breakup, couple challenges or are not in your bestest shape, please do apply, but make us aware of your challenging moment.

  • Idiomas

    Inglês: Fluente
    Francês: Fluente
    Italiano: Fluente
    Português: Intermediário

    Este anfitrião oferece intercâmbio de idiomas
    We would be delighted to speak more Portuguese! In exchange, we can also speak italian, french and english :)

  • Acomodação


    - Our set up -

    We have been volunteering all around the world, so we truly understand the importance of providing a space that is clean and comfortable for you to enjoy your stay. And that is what we'll do.

    We are at an early stage of our project, but we can guarantee you this:

    - Beautiful and remote spots with breathtaking views where to pitch your tent (we can provide tents, beddings, mattresses)
    - Spots where to park your van
    - A caravan with a fridge and a double bed or twin beds (when available)
    - Compost toilet and a solar passive shower

    - Meals -
    Depending on the weather and season, we will mix eating together and doing our thing.
    Alexia has online meetings regularly, so she won't be able to cook every day of the week, so most of times you can manage your meals, we will provide you with a budget/groceries.

  • Algo mais...

    Algo mais...


    Lots of trails and river beaches
    Nearest river beach: 13 min drive
    Manteigas and lots of sightseeing possibilities: 30 min by car
    Guarda: 20 min by car
    Belmonte: 20 min by car
    Village with a few cafes and small supermarkets 10 min drive

  • 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


  • Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Yes, we can have campervans and motorhomes on our land.

  • Pode aceitar animais

    Pode aceitar animais

    It depends on the pet! We can chat about it! If your furry friend is high energy, and likes to chase up cats and chickens, than probably we'll say no.

  • Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Mais de 2

  • ...

    Horas previstas

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 957562533293

Comentário (7)



Essas classificações são opcionais e foram dadas junto com os comentários dos membros.A classificação média deixada por cada opção é exibida.

Precisão do perfil: (5.0)

Intercâmbio cultural: (4.8)

Comunicação: (4.8)

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