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Permaculture project Castelo de Vide, Portugal

16 reviews16

Help us to clean the land :)

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Help a sustainable project
This host contributes to building a better and more sustainable future for all!
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 a wide range of repairs or building.
Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.
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.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
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

Because of fire risk, We need to cut the grass around the building by hand or with a steamer. Also in the garden, you will help weeding and creation path in our permaculture small garden ;). Possibility of long term residence with special advantage. ;) Please ring me to chat. Thank you

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  • Over 23 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
4 weeks

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16 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks


Permaculture project


Learning & Fun


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

United Kingdom


A great experience working in a beautiful location - I learnt so much !

about 1 month ago



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!

5 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

about 1 year 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!

about 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!

3 months ago

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Hosted by frederic

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