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Farm Gouveia, Portugal

4.5
8 reviews8

Join a Ecologic Community in a Natural Farm at central Portugal! as an aprentice


Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer

3h

Hours per day
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Gardening
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
Social Work
Help with volunteer work in local projects and communities.
Handyman
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Farming
Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.
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What you get

1

Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Tent
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!
Free Parties
Get free entrance for the best parties in town.
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.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
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The Experience

We are a young couple with some experience on self-sufficient-living that in 2015 got a piece of land close to a small growing community of close friends in a beautiful valley at the highest mountains inside the biggest natural park of our country. We need help on creating a Natural Farm to support our small eco-community!

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Requirements

  • Beginner English or Beginner Portuguese
  • Over 18 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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Availability

May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Stay at least
2 weeks

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8 Reviews

4.5

Host & Team

4.5

Hours & Tasks

4.5

Farm

4.5

Learning & Fun

4.5

France

5

Hey ! My name is Célestine, I come from France and I have spend 1 month at Quinta Regadinha. Gonçalo, Rita and Dana them daughter was the most nice people I have meeting. They have learn a lot of things to me, there was a very good athmosphere with the others volunteers. The landscape are wonderful, I hope to come back again one day.

Aug/16/2019

Spain

5

I am happy about this staying. It brought me the opportunity to know more about an alternative way of living, a really peaceful one and definitely not against nature! During this 2 weeks I enjoyed working to improve the Permaculture Farm. I felt I was in paradise, surrounded by water, plants, animals and very nice people. I am glad for Gonçalo and Rita because they have reached their dream of living more in contact with earth. Also fell in love with their lovely daughter Dana.
Muito obrigado ❤️

Jul/15/2019

Belgium

1

I expected to practice my portuguese and learn something about Permaculture, but I didn't learn anything. Just wasted my time and money. Volunteers don't work with the host, and outside working hours, the boss, I mean the hosts stay on one side of the property and the volunteers on another side. Really felt like an unpayed job. I was happy to see others volunteers arrive, because the first days it was just me and the spiders (don't stay in the roundhouse if you don't like to wake up with spiders on your face)..and flies, millions of flies.
There was no wifi but a guitar. That was cool.

Jul/14/2019


Gonçalo replied

We feel very sad that Loic is not capable to be social and communicate is needs and instead he decides to write lies about us. After deciding not to help us for one morning he stayed for the weekend and the left us without a warning.

Denmark

5

An absolutely amazing experience. I really enjoyed helping around the farm and helping Gonzalo. My first experience with world packers aswell.
Goncalo is a great host, and open for suggestions that you may have
The 3 hours a day, is no biggie. You'll have all the time to enjoy the outside area, tanning, or whatever you want.
Thanks again Goncalo! I'm looking forward to seeing you again.
Cheers Michael

Sep/20/2017

Greece

5

fabulous

Sep/05/2017

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