Welcome to Monte do Compromisso

We are a German couple, Angelika and Dieter, in our end-50swith a smallholding, 12 km from Ourique, Baixo Alentejo, near the border of the Algarve.
For 28 years we have been growing fruits, vegetables, and meat for home consumption. Prior to these 28 years cultivating Monte Do Comprimisso, we had a smallholding in Germany. In addition to our work at Monte Do Comprimisso, we have 3 grown children. Angelika is an artist, and Dieter works doing land managment and design. If you want to travel from Lisbon (200km) or Faro (100km)by bus, you can go to www.rede-expressos.pt and take it the bus to Ourique, Alentejo. If you would like to travel by train, go to www.cp.pt and take the train to Funcheira, Alentejo. Give us a call and tell us the date and time you will be arriving and we will pick you up.

We have a large biological garden from which we produce much of our food, we also keep several bee boxes for honey. Recently we have acquired citrus trees that have been giving much fruit.

Our largest focus is animal husbandry, raising, butchering, and preparing sheep, ducks, chickens (for eggs as well), and pidgeon. We generally keep around 20 sheep, and about a dozen ducks and chickens.

Primarly we need help with clearing the land (cutting, moving, burning). Occasionally we need help with large projects, workshop jobs like welding or woodwork and sometimes kitchen help. We build whatever we can, though help is always invited. In the wintertime there is always more work in the garden.

We are interested in WWOOFers who are happy to help throughout the day with the tasks of keeping a smallholding running. We are a sociable and friendly couple, enjoy the company of others, and are also flexible with personal space. We are serious about self-sufficiency, animal, and nature husbandry. We are sure you will have free and relaxing time, with beautiful nature trails to explore. At the same time, we are interested in and appreciate good, hard-working help! We do not intend to have WWOOFers here when we have nothing to do, so rest assured that we will not waste your time,.
We offer lovely, cosy, comfortable accomodation with wood stove, solar electricity, and running water, either in our house or a separate apartment. Washingmachine is available and of course, good home cooking. Though we butcher and eat meat, we are also willing to accomodate vegatarians.
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When can you visit Monte do Compromisso?

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Host Information
Name
Monte do Compromisso
Region
Baixo Alentejo
Areal
18
Ecological
100
Animals
sheep,chicken,ducks,dog,,bees
Languages
german,portugues,english
We check messages
2 and 2 days
Preferred period of visit
September-May
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