Permaculture Arcos de Valdevez, Portugal

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Necessitamos ajuda para construir infra-estruturas, tratar das arvores e para a colheita dos frutos

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What you offer

Hours per day

Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.

Painting & Decorating

Help to maintain the appearance inside and outside the building.


Help with a wide range of repairs.


Help to grow and cultivate plants.

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What you get

Days off per week

Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.


A billion stars over your head and a comfy tent to sleep in.


Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.


Free lunch is served y'all, get yours!


Have your free dinner before going to bed.

Cook your own meal

Feel free to prepare your own meal here

Pick Up

No worries! Get a free ride to get to our place.


Worldpackers team will guide and advise you before, during and after your trip.

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The Experience

Ajudar na construção de infra-estruturas de madeira. Tratar das árvores: plantar; renovar; podar;etc. Apanha dos frutos (secos) castanha, noz e avelã, a partir de Setembro.

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  • Beginner Portuguese or Beginner English

  • Between 18 and 70 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
1 week

Talk to those who have lived the experience

9 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks

Permaculture project

Learning & Fun


It was my first time doing volunteer work so I can't compare it with other places but I don't need it for this comment... :) I had much fun and Paulo and Maria were very helpful for the work and my journey after this place. Thank you for all your help and the nice time...

2 months ago

Maria replied

Thanks you're always wellcome.

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Incredible!!! Absolutely loved working with Maria and Paulo. Their permaculture farm is beautiful and you will learn so much about fun, simple living. They let you choose what work you want to do and what mark you leave on their new home. I cannot wait to come back and visit and see the progress they make! Highly recommend to any world packer :)

3 months ago

Maria replied

Thank you Camille. We love to have you with us. They return quickly and after your mother in the next to know the north of Portugal;) we are already missing you and we have woods to paint rsrsrrssr


Bota.Nicas is the perfect place for those in love with nature who are willing to help and have a good dosis of creativity. The place is still very rustic, so there is a lot to do and you are free to pick any task you fit to. The sky is the limit there =)

4 months ago

Maria replied

Grata , Isa. saudades vossas ;) Pipoca é muito falada por cá. Bjks as duas. Ca vos esperamos ;)


Bota.Nicas is a fantastic place to stay if you are looking for a natural space to be. Paulo and Maria are very kind and are always paying attention to anyone's needs. I recommend it to anyone who is interested in Permaculture and bioconstruction, as this project has a lot to offer! :)

4 months ago

Maria replied

Thank you, you'll always be in our hearts. We'll see you soon...with more experience, sure ;)


Bota.Nicas was amazing!!!!
The place is still very wild and untamed, and there´s always work to be done, and things to be built. It´s the perfect place for people who like adventure, nature and building things!
Paulo and Maria are great people and took me in as one of their family. They also gave me the freedom to choose what I wanted to build.
It was simply amazing! I highly recommend it to all adventuring people.

4 months ago

Maria replied

Thanks Bruno yu'll keep always in our heart...come soon ;)

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About Bota.Nicas Farm

  • Hosted by Maria

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    Recently Online
  • Response Rate: 80%
  • Response Time: A few hours

About the host

Bota.Nicas é um projeto embrionário de uma quinta rural baseada na permacultura, inserida num meio completamente rural. Um espaço edílico, onde so se ouve o cantar dos pássaros e da água a bater nas pedras. Possui imensos castanheiros, carvalhos, nogueiras e outra árvores que estamos a plantar. Necessitamos da tua ajuda para construir este espaço que também é teu.

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