Permaculture project Nisa, Portugal

(6 reviews)6

Care for our food forest - Portugal

Help a sustainable project
6 travelers confirmed that this host is actively contributing to a more sustainable future for everyone!
Connect with nature
6 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Learn about sustainability
5 travelers learned about sustainability working with this host
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.
Building & Repairing
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 lunch, every day of your stay.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
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Stay at least
1 week
Stay up to
2 weeks

The Experience

we need help with the general maintenance of our ever-growing food forest! you'll only be asked to work 3h/day, ideally in the morning. we'll cook lunch for everyone, mostly sourced from our garden when we have availability, we'll show you around (we have lakes, waterfalls, trails, cultural events and local markets) you can also take the chance to learn more about our local flora, natural cosmetics and cooking!

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  • Intermediate English
  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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6 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks


Permaculture Project


Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 6 Get in touch with nature
  • 5 Learning about sustainability
  • 4 Immersing in the local culture
  • 4 Developing environmental awareness
  • 3 Meeting locals
  • 1 Developing social awareness

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 6 15. Life on land
  • 5 7. Affordable and clean energy

United States


This was my first worldpackers experience and I did not know what to expect. However, my partner Kai and I were easily welcomed by Mauro and Marianna and were quickly able to feel at home. It was such a fun experience exchanging cultures and learning about their land. They have cultivated such a beautiful relationship with the land they live on and had so much knowledge to share with us. We only worked a few hours a day and the rest was filled with long conversations, good food, and trips to nearby waterfalls. It was great to see so many of their favorite spots. Obrigado Mauro y Marianna! 💞💞💞

19 days ago



This was my first volunteer experience and it was amazing. The hosts are warmly welcomed me and they were nice. I could learn and experience so many things such as how to make good soil, hand made cosmetics, and Portuguese foods...etc. Also they brought me to many places as well; lake, waterfall, mountain.... But my highlight is definitely the delicious launches!! Their cooking were simple but delicious. If you like cooking and eating, 100 % you will enjoy!! Also I recommend here for those who likes more countryside or interested in cooking/eating:)

about 2 months ago

United Kingdom


It was an amazing experience I would definitely recommend coming here. Mauro and Mariana are lovely people their dogs are also very friendly and cute. The lunches they made us were delicious and different each day. They taught us about plants and explained how to make a few different things with only natural ingredients. The tasks are manageable each day. The cabin is also super cosy and they gave us mosquito nets to put in the room. They were great hosts and were super welcoming and accommodating. Thanks for letting us stay :)

3 months ago

Mariana replied

Thank you so much Rosie 🌻🌻 I'm so glad you enjoyed your time here! All the best

United Kingdom


Thank you Mariana and Mauro for having us!! Our tasks were very manageable you are not asked for many hours of work which is very thoughtful especially when it can get hot during the days and even then we were offered to work in the shade. We all eat lunch together and the food is honestly some of the best I've had!! They taught us how to make chickpea tofu which was so fun to learn and really tasty, Mariana also taught us how to make natural cosmetics like lip balm and hydrosol which was really fun to learn and she also taught us about the plants in the garden. One of the best experiences!!

3 months ago

Mariana replied

Thank you so much Rhedyn 🌻🌻🌻 we're so happy you enjoyed your time here!

United Kingdom


This was such a fun experience! They were so welcoming from the beginning and the work was fun and varied and based on the weather! I had my own cabin so had plenty of privacy and time to myself and the food was delicious. They also took me to amazing places in the nearby area! Thank you so much for letting me stay in your beautiful home!

4 months ago

Mariana replied

We're so happy you enjoyed it! Safe travels 🌻

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