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

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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.


What you offer

3 hours of help per day

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.


What you get

1 day off per week

Tent: You will sleep in a tent at a camping site.

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.


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


Program Details

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


Activities & Shift

This year we will need help babysitting our twins and maintaining the vegetable garden; implementing and maintaining food forests; building simple structures with roundwood and recicled materials; harvesting herbs, vegetables, fruits and processing them; farming maintenance (cutting and caring fire-wood; moving electric fences and farm animal summer shades); enjoying live, sharing wisdom and much more ....


Rules

We want to share our daily life with people that like us search for a balanced life style opened to change and cooperation. So we hope your willing to practice this principles:
-Work with Nature not against it;
-Value edges, marginal and small;
-See solutions inerente in problems;
-Produce no waste;
-Value people, their skills and work;
-Respect for all life;
-Use public transport and renewable energies;
-Calculate food miles;
-Reduce your eco-foot print.