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Permaculture project Castelo de Vide, Portugal

15 reviews15

Tree house carpenter

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This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with nature
10 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Expand your environmental consciousness
10 travelers felt they returned from this experience with a greater environmental consciousness
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help with painting, graffiti, sculpting or drawing.
Painting & Decorating
Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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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.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
You will sleep in a tent at a camping site.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Get free drinks or beverages.
Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
Permaculture Course
Take part in our Permaculture course for free.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

To creat a tree house and service cabine, we are looking for handy woman or man :) We work normaly 5 days /weeks depending weather. Cook by turn and enjoy also, other adventure. Coming from childhood dream of building an Oasis, we start a project on a terraced land, on the slope off a mountain.

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  • Intermediate English or Intermediate Portuguese
  • European Union Passport
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

Whats Not Included

Topics Not Included

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Stay at least
4 weeks

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Hours & Tasks


Permaculture project


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How this experience will transform you

10 Get in touch with nature

10 Developing environmental awareness

9 Learning about sustainability

7 Meeting international travelers

7 Meeting locals

6 Practicing English



It was my first volunteering experience on this platform and I highly recommend it!
I learnt a lot about handyman work, myself and how to live closer to the nature.
Fred, his family, friends and other volunteers were welcoming and we had great conversations during lunches, parties, small trips and work. Also I had a lot of time for myself.
I hope I come again for some workshops one day!

2 months ago

Czech Republic


This place has spirit ❤️ If you feel like ready to be on your own in nature and help with whatever life brings into your way this is the correct place for you.
Fred is amazing, his kid's are beautiful and smart 🦋🙏already missing everyone

12 months ago



The Quinta do Sol is an amazing place, the structure is incredible (Fred's house is amazing, The bathroom, The oficina), If you like woodworking as much as I do, you’ll be delighted. Fred, his frieds and volunteeres are welcoming and loving.
The caravan I stayed in is super spacious, but has a serious problem of fly infestation and needs special attention.
There is a lot to learn, so I recommend you stay longer, I think I didn’t stay long enough to learn everything I wanted But was a great Experience.
Thanks for everything!

almost 2 years ago



A quinta do Sol é um lugar maravilhoso. Foi uma experiência incrível, nós fomos muito bem acolhidas. Fizemos parte de algo que jamais poderíamos imaginar. Aprendemos a fazer paredes de barro, a fabricação de cerveja e pizzas, participamos de eventos, aprendemos idiomas e conhecemos pessoas maravilhosas.
Ficamos mais tempo que o planejado e foi a melhor escolha, criamos uma relação de amizade e companheirismo, o Fred sempre se disponibilizou para nos ajudar. Foi uma experiência que levarei comigo e lembrarei com muito carinho e saudade, com certeza retornaremos. Obrigada Fred, Alice e Olmo!

19 days ago



Pessoas amigáveis, lugar de colaboração e muito aprendizado! Foi uma boa experiência, recomendo!

about 2 months ago

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