Farm Gouveia, Portugal

5.0
(19 reviews)19

Help a Natural Family Farm in the mountains at central Portugal!

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Help a sustainable project
4 travelers confirmed that this host is actively contributing to a more sustainable future for everyone!
Higher chance of approval
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
9 travelers felt they returned from this experience with a greater environmental consciousness
Needs help immediately
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.
Building & Repairing
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.
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!
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.
Support
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Availability

May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Stay at least
4 weeks

The Experience

We only need help for around 3 hours/day according to goals, therefore we only provide accommodation (camping tent, mattress and blankets) and shared facilities (kitchen, dry toilet and hot shower) so, you buy your own food. There's also a natural pool in the stream and according to the season, mushrooms, edible and aromatic plants, berries, acorns and chestnuts.

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Requirements

  • Beginner English or Beginner Portuguese
  • Over 18 years old
  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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19 Reviews

5.0

Host & Team

4.5

Hours & Tasks

5.0

Farm

4.5

Learning & Fun

4.5

How this experience will transform you

  • 10 Get in touch with nature
  • 9 Developing environmental awareness
  • 8 Learning about sustainability
  • 8 Meeting international travelers
  • 6 Meeting locals
  • 5 Practicing English

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 4 15. Life on land
  • 2 12. Responsible consumption and production
  • 1 13. Climate action

Germany

5

This was our first Worldpackers experience and it was beyond amazing! Goncalo, Rita and their children are such lovely and welcoming people, which made it a pleasure to spend time with them. We learned a lot about permaculture and therefore became more in touch with the life in the countryside. The work was easy to fulfill and matched the 3 hours per day. Therefore we had a lot of time to explore the surroundings and calm down in nature. There was even a lake nearby to swim in on hot days. We also met some other volunteers, which made our time there even more fun! We will definitely miss it!!

19 days ago

Canada

5

First at all, thank you once more time Gonzalez for this opportunity and experience. I really enjoyed my days at the farm. They also have 2 lovely dogs. Tasks are easy and get it done easily. If you love nature, you are in the right place. You can go hiking in the area around. But grocery may be a bit challenging. There is a small store half an hour from the farm. But you can do grocery at the same time as Gonzalez or his wife. I strongly recommend it. Oh they have 2 lovely twins. They are so adorable :)

7 months ago

United States

5

This was my first Worldpackers experience and I'm glad! This family is truly a light and is always willing to help. I will miss babysitting the children dearly. This is truly a beautiful place to stay I definitely recommend coming when it's warm, the land is lovely and so are the people.

8 months ago

Italy

5

Working at the farm was a beautiful experience. The landscapes and nature of the place were beautiful. Gonçalo and his family have big hearts and were very kind and welcoming to me.

almost 3 years ago

Portugal

5

Being in quinta da the farm was just a really good experience regarding many many things, the people itself, the environment, the structures and the garden it is just a super interesting place to learn and keep the sustainable jorney, learning and praticing is the best moves in a place like this, as sharing good Thank's to all :)

over 3 years ago

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