Beautiful new permaculture food forest and healing community near Viseu, Portugal




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 Hospedagem min. solicitada: mínimo 2 semanas

  • Descrição


    Hey hey :)
    I'm Andrew, a 35 year old English guy, and have very recently bought a small quinta (just under 1 hectare) near to Sao Pedro do Sul in the Viseu area together with my friend Matthew (30).
    This is the very start of an exciting long term project where we intend to create a small community, and a thriving and abundant permaculture food forest, with a focus on medicinal herbs and mushrooms.
    We also want to put a lot of emphasis on making this a space for healing. I meditate every day, and do yoga quite often, but the aim is also to integrate many different healing modalities, including qi gong and tai chi, dance, massage, and plant medicine. So not only the plants will thrive, but all life here!
    We want a community vibe, and that includes volunteers like you, so a longer stay is preferred (at least 2 weeks). This is so that you can settle in and feel at home, and become part of the ecosystem :)
    Special call out to those travellers who are looking for more long term involvement- there is space for you if it feels right!

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Ajuda em projetos ambientais
    Projetos de construção/faça você mesmo
    Ajuda em fazenda
    Criar/cozinhar refeições caseiras

  • 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

    I have studied quite a bit about permaculture and herbal medicine and forest gardening, so there is a lot to learn about plants and gardening, and the design approach. I'm not suggesting I can offer a permaculture design course like experience with formal training, but rather a real life implementation of permaculture concepts, and getting to know a lot of very cool and useful plants.
    It is also a great chance to get involved and gain first hand experience around setting up these kind of projects from the beginning. I have volunteered at so many established projects over the years, where many things were already in place, and therefore I never learned about how to go about installing such things myself. Now it's time gain knowledge and resourcefulness by researching, and doing, and empowerment through collective support.

  • Ajuda


    So there is a wide variety of projects that are just waiting to get underway here. As I am here by myself at the moment, a wide range of skills (and also common sense and a willingness to get involved and put energy in) will be very much appreciated!
    Setting up some basics of off-grid living is a priority at the moment, and also getting the terraces ready for planting.
    Carpentry and building skills would be most welcome (but not essential).
    Projects that I am eager to get going include:
    - Constructing a treehouse/ deck
    - Clearing the forest, collecting and organising wood...
    - Building a rocket stove water heater/ hot tub/ bath. Update- fire heated outdoor bathtub in action, but could do with improvement
    - Building a chicken coop.
    - Establishing a little nursery for germinating seedlings and nurturing young plants.
    - Sheet mulching and other tasks for the food forest.
    - Perhaps digging out a pond and setting up a rainwater harvesting system.
    - If you have skills with building/ furniture making/ engineering of any sort, then just let me know and there is space for a
    lot of creativity and freedom!

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  • Acomodação


    There are several options here, although I must emphasise that this is not going to be one of the more comfortable places out there! So we have a ruin that has sound and solid walls, floor and a roof- so it is dry and flat, but not insulated.
    Or you can put up a tent (we are also planning on getting a tipi/ bell tent/ dome in the near future), so depending on timing, it may already be here :) Either way I can provide a very comfy mattress and warm sleeping bag. I can provide one tent if you don't have one, and if you would prefer to camp than sleep in the ruin :)
    I do have a sheltered area with basic cooking facilities just outside the house, where we can hang out, have bonfires, and watch the stars.

    I love cooking, and eating good food, and will happily cook for you on the gas cooker or open fire. I grow quite a lot of veggies and also buy from my vegetables from my neighbour, who grows everything organic, so they are super fresh and local. There is a lot of fruit from the trees, and I will be cooking mostly vegetarian (although I don't mind if you want to get some meat occasionally to cook).
    Update: awesome 4m canvas bell tent for the spring/ summer/ autumn months. The upstairs of the stone house now has lime plaster, a sealed window, and functional door. There is also the option to sleep in my van as I will probably sleep in the bell tent in summer :)
    P.S. no WiFi, but ok 4g signal 👍

  • Algo mais...

    Algo mais...

    As you can see, we are very close to the Vouga river (which looks more like a lake because it is damned), so you can swim there, and also in the beautiful stream with pools also just a couple of minutes walk from the land.
    Basically, if you love swimming, this place is paradise- two amazing and very different swimming spots less than 5 minutes walk away!
    Theres are awesome mountains around, and lots of nice areas for walking, and local markets, so together we can get to know this area :)
    If you don't mind roughing it a bit, or have a campervan, then I am open to hosting in February, but the weather can still be quite wet and cold then, so for more comfort maybe March onwards is better ;)
    If you have any questions- don't hesitate to reach out!

  • Mais alguns detalhes

    Mais alguns detalhes

    • Acesso à internet

    • Acesso à internet limitado

      Acesso à internet limitado

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    • Somos fumantes

    • Pode hospedar famílias

  • Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Este anfitrião pode fornecer espaço para vans.

  • Pode aceitar animais

    Pode aceitar animais

    yes, I love dogs, and have one young female dog now :)

  • Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Mais de 2

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    Horas previstas

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week. I am aware that I am not offering so much in the way of comforts, so more of a do as much as you feel (within reason) approach is better I feel.

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Precisão do perfil: (5.0)

Intercâmbio cultural: (4.5)

Comunicação: (5.0)

Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 999424794195