Welcome to Varzea da Gonçala

We are a working project with lots of varied activity, and it is important to realise that much of the work can be quite physical, for example, planting trees on the hillsides involves digging and making swales (ditched dug along the contours). Each day has structured work and those wanting to learn about permaculture and its ways will have plenty of opportunity to do so.

This autumn we are looking for help planting trees, digging swales, in the vegetable garden, and in fruit picking. Your ideas and observations are always welcome. We ask for 5 working hours per day for 5 days per week.

How do we live? Working on developing the Várzea to be low-maintenance and a productive diverse ecosystem. WWOOFers share the communal kitchen, often we all eat together but not always.

We are 6km east of Aljezur, the nearest small town, 34 km north from Lagos, 15km from the nearest beaches.

There is a bus from Lisboa to Aljezur. From Faro, there is a train to Lagos, then a bus to Aljezur, from where we collect you.
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When can you visit Varzea da Gonçala?

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Host Information
Name
Varzea da Gonçala
Region
Algarve
Areal
8
Ecological
100
Animals
chickens, geese, pig, dogs, cats
Languages
English
Diet
any
Preferred visit length
flexible
We check messages
daily
Preferred period of visit
now!
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