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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.

Private Room

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


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


Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.


Free lunch is served y'all, get yours!


Have your free dinner before going to bed.

Free Laundry

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

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.

Permaculture Course

Join our permaculture course and learn how to take care of our planet.


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

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The Experience

Learn how to run a permaculture / natural farm, chopping down the jungle now and then, gathering and processing food,looking after the chickens, ducks, dog and cat, odd repair and natural building projects around the house, yurt and shed, making seed balls and any other projects you might come up with

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  • Intermediate English

  • Over 19 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
1 week
Stay up to
4 weeks

Talk to those who have lived the experience

3 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


That's a really nice place to have contact with nature and to know the friendly Portaferry! Heiko and Susan are lovely!

about 2 months ago


This was a very laid back experience. Heiko and Susan did not give much guidance. The farm is very overgrown and the house is dirty. Heiko and Susan were very welcoming and generous with their space and food. They departed for a convergence while I was there and me and the other volunteer were left in charge of the animals( a dog, cat and chickens). This was a lovely experience because it enabled us to have some down time and we knew what was expected of us. Lots of reading time.

4 months ago


Permaferry was our first experience like worldpackers. It was great. We were receive by Heiko and his wife Susan very well, they were so kind with us, we really felt welcome there.we had a great time together, sharing meals and making nights happy with Heiko's music! Permaferry is a great place very sustainable, it shows you how you can live permaculture in your own garden. The place it's peaceful and quiet. It's ideal for whom looks for tranquility

about 1 year ago

About Permaferry

  • Hosted by Heiko

  • New
    Recently Online
  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Response Time: 1 day

About the host

We are a 1 acre permaculture smallholding growing a variety of fruit and vegetables in mixed poly-cultures. We also forage a lot of our food in the wild and eat many of our weeds. If you are interested in learning about REAL natural food production, we are your place.

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