Tending a paradise garden

The Exchange

Situated in the breathtaking Beira Alta region of central Portugal, in the foothills of the Serra da Estrela Mountains, Our Vale is one hour’s drive from both the Spanish border and the wild Atlantic coast. Help us with the garden and other farm tasks.

What you offer

30 hours of help per week

Handyman: Help with a wide range of repairs.

Gardening: Help to grow and cultivate plants.

What you get

1 day off per week

Private Room: Have a private room to chill and relax just by yourself.

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

Bikes at your disposal: Hop on my bike, baby! Free to use bicycles.

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


Intermediate English or Intermediate Portuguese

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

We are creating a natural healing centre, and the garden will be at its heart. We have a caravan available, ideally for a couple, to work together in the gardens at Vale das Lobas. Only people with gardening and groundwork experience please.

Activities & Shift

We are looking for experienced gardeners and ground crew. You would be your own boss in how you structure your days. In the summer months, we work mainly in the morning and in the evening. It is very hot in the afternoon. It is helpful to have your own transport due to the remote location. It is good to visit other places on days off, or drive to the river for a swim etc.


Honesty, integrity and respect for each other and for nature. Ideally non smoking vegans, as there is no smoking on or near the site. However you can go to local cheap restaurants for an occasional meat or fish lunch.