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

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The Exchange

We are two young couples with some experience on sustainable farming and self-sufficient living at a Natural Farm in a co-evolving community of more families around us. ​


Title

3 hours of help per day

Social Work: Help the local community.

Handyman: Help with a wide range of repairs.

Farming: Plant crops and care for animals.


What you get

1 day off per week

Tent: A billion stars over your head and a comfy tent to sleep in.

Cook your own meal: Feel free to prepare your own meal here

Free Laundry: There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.

Free Tours: Don’t miss a thing! Get free tours and explore.

Free Hiking Tours: Keep your feet moving! Get free hiking tours and exercise yourself.

Free Parties: Party on! Get free parties and party all night long.

Free Events: Be part of something! Get free events.

Pick Up: No worries! Get a free ride to get to our place.


Requirements

Over 18 years old


What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa


Program Details

You will have a camping area with solar shower, dry-toilet and a small caravan, with gas stove and frig (we accept a donation for the gas), that you can use for cooking. You only help us for 3 hours/day and you buy your own food outside or from us . 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 maintaining the vegetable garden; implementing the food forests; building simple structures with roundwood and recicled materials; harvesting wild herbs and fruits and processing them; farming maintenance ( moving and cutting fire-wood; moving electric fences and farm animal summer shades); chaging the canvas covers of our yurts 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.