I have an opening for a person from the 20th of May til the 16th of June.....
from there on the farm is full until early August.
I am a painter/musician/designer ... creating a serpent-shaped multi-variety orchard with more than 200 young fruit trees & bio-diverse gardens on an eastern slope down to a small rivulet. These young trees need tending and mulching etc.
We try to maintain the farm on a bio-sustainable footing, using mainly what we grow to sustain ourselves, buying in as little as possible....all planting and harvesting is with this in mind.
I have 36 goats and they need pasturing or feeding each day.
75 old olives and 25 figs in the ancient orchard.
We have more than half of the vegetable garden planted using the Permaculture philosophy of both Fukuoka and Hazelips. These 100 raised beds and vegetable towers need tending, weeding and replanting on a continuous basis....the 15 ground beds are rotational & seasonal.
I have a wood-fired bread oven and wwoofers will help make the bread and pizzas when necessary. We often make focaccia using the fresh herbs and oil from recent olive and herb crops.
There is a computer with internet for wwoofer access in communal living room ,also the village community centre has WIFI freely available to all.
the common living room for wwoofers has a pot-bellied stove and is very warm and comfortable in Winter...and cool in Summer.
wwoofer sleeping area with beds located in the studio downstairs at ground garden level .One room sleeps 2, the other sleeps 4. this studio is also a library so there are many art books and novels to read in english and portuguese.
there is a bathroom downstairs for wwoofer use.
wwoofers work six days a week for five to six hours a day depending on the season.
I offer a normal breakfast, lunch and dinner.
we try to maintain the house and environment on a NON P.C. basis.
everyone should plan to look after their own health and sanitary needs.
to find out how easy it is to get to the farm go to "DIRECTIONS". on the host page on the left.
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