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Host CE076

We (Tobias and Sarah) are trying to live a selfsuficiant farmlife. growing own food, making cheese,... Apart from that we are running an alternative campsite that works with free donations. it is all about the ‘companhia’, the companionship. This project started in 2011 and it grows like crazy, so we can use some help in the garden, with the animals, ecological building, cooking, etc.

From the beginning of September 2017 we]ll be starting the build of our new communal livingspace made from rammed earth. We will be needing lots of hands with jobs on the quinta and/or kitchen when our main focus is on the build. Also help with the actual build is greatly appreciated! Are you available for a minimum period of 2 weeks between the beginning of September untill the end of November? Please get in touch!!

From March onward we are urgently looking for 2 motivated and high spirited 'companions' to help us get ready for the upcoming season. Work will be mostly outside: cleaning up our little forest, helping our seedlings in the greenhouse grow and preparing plots of land for planting. For this period we have 2 little cabins available compete with woodstove and bedding, linnen and towels so no tents required. We look forward to meeting you!

For the summer season (May-September) we are looking for a long-term wwoofer with good cooking skills and experience in a proffesional kitchen. We offer you the freedom to be creative and the opportunity to cook with mostly biological produce from our abundant garden. Most of the cooking will be done outside on a woodstove and with a beautiful view over our land, making it a special experience. You will have people assisting you if needed. If you can stay for a minimum of 6 weeks in the period written above, we would love to hear from you!

Location
Companhia is situated in the middle of nature, next to the small village Travancinha, close to Seia. It lays in a valley, at the foot of the Sierra da Estrella. Together we make this a lovely place to share thoughts, experiences and happiness.

Vision
Companhia aims to search a way of life in harmony with nature. Our mission is to live as self-sufficient as possible and to limit our dependence on society as much as possible. The best way to describe Companhia is self-sufficiency, contact with nature, collectivity and rediscovery

Facilities
For now we have a kitchen , communal living room, bathroom with hot shower and swimming pool. We have electricity from the sun, use of internet, several smal houses being built and a bar under construction. At the moment we can provide a big sleeping tent with woodstove for our Wwoofers, everything else is communal.

Self-sufficiency
Garden: We have a vegetable garden to feed all of our guests in summer and conserve food to provide for ourselves during winter. We want to expand our garden drastically.
Animals: For now we have four goats, two sheep and a horse. We would like to add a cow and a pig.
Kitchen: We make our own cheese from the goats milk, bake our own bread, etc.
Electricity: Solar panels provide enough energy for basic applications like loading laptops and mobile phones.

Wwoofers wanted!
We are looking for like-minded Wwoofers for allround-help in the garden, the kitchen, the animals and construction. In high season there is also help needed for the camp site: the bar, the guests, the cooking. We ask our Wwoofers to work 36 flexible hours a week. In return you get a great learningexperience, wonderful food, and lots of joy, love and happines! (Wwoofers can specify their own interests and skills.)

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Host information
Region
Centro
Area
6ha
Animals
Goats (3), dog (3), pig(1), horse(2)
Languages
Dutch, English, German and basic portuguese
Diet
mainly vegetarian (strictly vegetarian when required)
Ecological
95%
Preferred length of stay
14 days or more
We produce renewable energy (wind, sun, etc)
Yes