Help recuperating and regenerating abandoned farm land in Central Portugal.

Farm Vila Ruiva, Portugal

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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

Perfect for travelers willing to learn and get experience with animals welfare


Help with a wide range of repairs.


Plant crops and care for animals.


Help to grow and cultivate plants.

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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.

Shared Dorm

Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.

Holistic Therapies

Join activities related to self-knowledge and meditation.


Worldpackers team will guide and advise you before, during and after your trip.

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The Experience

Our quinta is an abandoned rural farm turned Permaculture Regeneration Project, located in the Serra da Estrela region of Central Portugal. Its aims are to: Rebuild soil and forest on what is currently degraded and fire damaged land, implement sustainable farming systems based on Permaculture design principles and germinate a forest regeneration and conservation collaborative - Earth Care Neighbourhoods.

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  • Intermediate English

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
12 weeks

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About Quinta das Moitas

  • Hosted by Millo

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  • Response Rate: 80%
  • Response Time: 10 days

About the host

Here you will find peace and quiet. At times there is activity that swirls through here, but most of the time it's just you, your work and nature. Once you have shown yourself to be adequately responsible then you will be assigned a task, offered some guidance and then you work out your own schedule with respects to what hours you wish to work during the day and you are left to work at your own rhythm. So you will have flexibility in terms of ...

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