I speak English, German and Dutch. I live off-grid and I have hot shower and solar power. There are rooms and a caravan to stay. There is water and electricity available if you come with a camper. I traveled a lot and I am interested in different cultures, music, and sustainable building and meeting like-minded people. In case you'll arrive with public transport, I'll pick you up in Portalegre.
Besides working on the land and homeschooling my two young daughters every other week, I work a few hours online as a coach and psychologist and build yurts and domes once in a while.
Working together with Paul was really great, he explains the work very well, helps you improve your English and teaches you things in life that are also useful. Being at her home was really a luxury as she cooks well, her daughters also helped me improve my English and helps you connect with nature. Besides that, he taught me some tricks to learn to play the guitar. My main objective was to improve my English and I think I did it since your family and friends help you a lot to lose that fear that if you speak badly. Being my first volunteer was very good, I would even go back.
19 days ago
I spent 3 weeks on Paul’s quinta and my stay was fantastic. The quinta is a beautiful place where you have amazing views and a good place for stargazing.
Paul is a very laid back person. He’s helpful and patient to explain the jobs. If one job doesn’t fit you, no problem, there are always other jobs to do. So you can always find a job that will match your interests and skills. The working hours are very flexible.
In the weekends we went for a swim in the lake nearby and went to a fiesta in Castelo de Vide.
3 months ago
Paul is a kind and helpful person. His Quinta is a place where you can see the stars, see the sunrise and feel the nature. There is a stream with some stones around where is possible to meditate or just take a moment to relax. The tasks are many and Paul teaches and helps a lot, so you can find the one that best fits you. I'll be back there for sure.
5 months ago