Welcome to Casalinho e Escabelado

** Live in vehicles very welcome. ** Please note that during the summer months we have camping or parking space only available now.

We´re looking for help with a permaculture project, started 2008. The land comprises agricultural and forestry land, all of which we intend to make productive over the coming months and years. We currently have goats, cats, dogs, chickens, ducks, pigeons, rabbits, and bees. Long term volunteers may have the opportunity to milk goats and make cheese if they´d like to.

Current projects include renovating the house, installing renewable energy, installing irrigation systems including RAM pumps, starting new vegetable gardens, planting native trees, building animal shelters, clearing forest, soil improvement and, well, just about everything else!! There's no shortage of different things to do, and lots of variety. Both skilled and unskilled help welcomed, experience isn´t required. We ask that guests stay for a minimum of two weeks, but will give preference to those who can stay longer.

We´re located in a beautiful peaceful location, but are within walking distance of the village. We're lucky to have a good range of local facilities close by, including wi-fi internet, and are easy to reach via public transport. We have limited caravan accommodation on site, and plenty of camping space. We´re normally happy to accommodate children and well behaved dogs, providing it´s arranged in advance, and we ´re pleased to work with larger groups such as Scouts. Day to day farm language is English, although languages spoken are English, Portuguese, Dutch and German. Happy to provide vegetarian or vegan meals.

Please look through our website before contacting us, lots of further information there for prospective volunteers and our events schedule. Please contact us by direct email or telephone only as it's hard to respond via PM.
Availability calendar

When can you visit Casalinho e Escabelado?

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Host Information
Name
Casalinho e Escabelado
Region
Beira Baixa
Areal
10
Ecological
100
Animals
Dogs, cats, goats, bees, chickens, ducks, rabbits, pigeons
Languages
English, Dutch, Portuguese, German
Diet
Providing you tell us in advance we'll do our best to accommodate
Preferred visit length
Longer stays encouraged but minimum 2 weeks
We check messages
Most days, or phone us
Preferred period of visit
Always!
We grow and collect seeds for our own use
Yes
We produce renewable energy (wind, Sun etc)
Yes
We produce our own feed for our animals
Yes