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Farm Penamacor, Portugal

13 reviews13

Be a sheperd in Serra da Malcata Natural Reserve

High demand host
This host has received 4 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Connect with nature
5 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Expand your environmental consciousness
5 travelers felt they returned from this experience with a greater environmental consciousness
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.
Animal Care
Help look after and take care of animals.
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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.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
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The Experience

Sheperding goats in the montains, walking a lot to acompany them, helping to take care of the babies, milking, and so forth... :) Learning this almost no-longer-used way of herding in Europe, with a completely free range group of endogenous goats.

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  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

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21 days

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13 Reviews


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Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

5 Get in touch with nature

5 Developing environmental awareness

4 Learning about sustainability

3 Meeting international travelers

3 Practicing English

2 Meeting locals



Our experience was not the best but the hosts were kind and understanding, all the scheduled tasks were respected, and we love the company of animals, but we were expecting something a little different. We went in the summer and it is a much hotter region than others we have known, we didn't adapt to the distance from the farm to the nearest city, and the lack of infrastructure, so we left early, but Martha and Fernando were great hosts and helped us a lot from the beginning. If you have any questions, feel free to send us messages through Worldpackers.

about 2 months ago



What an experience! I absolutly loved my stay at the Farm! Although I was at first a bit insecure about their lifestyle, I liked it after the first few days living it myself. The nature and the animals are amazing, and I enjoyed every second being surrounded by them. Martha and Fernando were really nice and kind, and they did their best to make us feel welcomed. I‘m really gonna miss the place. I would love to come back!

3 months ago



The short time i spent there was a real adventure i will never forget! The way of living and working was a totally new and awesome experience i would recommend to everyone how is openminded enough to try something new. Especially the animals and the beautiful nature conquered my heart.
Tip: if you want to apply for the summer months then you should be capable of doing manual work in really hot temperatures.

3 months ago



My expectations were to work with the goats. Although the tasks were a bit different I had an amazing time: The people, the natural place, the food and not to forget the animals. Marta and Fernando made a beautiful way of living which inspired me. Muito obrigada!

11 months ago



I had a great relaxing time at Fernandos Farm - so food was delicious! It was really relaxing for my soul! I recommend this to everyone! They are great family especially their children areee sooooo sweet! Great experience thank you for that... AND only 10km to the next supermarket 😉

11 months ago

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