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Casalinho e Escabelado

Immediate helpers appreciated to assist with repointing a wall with clay and lime, and processing our harvest.

** Live in vehicles very welcome. **

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, guinea pigs 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 irrigation systems including RAM pumps, expanding our vegetable gardens, planting native trees, building animal shelters, clearing forest, soil improvement and, well, just about everything else!! There is 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.

This summer we will be running Permaculture courses, and are specifically looking for people who might be able to support us during those. So we are looking for long term volunteers who can stay all of July and August, particularly someone who is able to work in the kitchen with me during PDCs.

We´re located in a beautiful peaceful location, but are within walking distance of the village. We are 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, 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. We eat a primarily vegetarian diet.

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

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Host information
Host name
Casalinho e Escabelado
Region
Centro
Area
10ha
Animals
Dogs, cats, goats, pigs, bees, chickens, ducks, rabbits, pigeons, guinea pigs
Languages
English, Dutch, Portuguese, German
Diet
Primarily vegetarian
Ecological
100%
Preferred length of stay
Longer stays encouraged but minimum 2 weeks
We grow and collect seeds for our own use
Yes
We produce renewable energy (wind, sun, etc)
Yes
How often will you check your messages?
Most days, or phone us