Olho Branco is a small farm 6km south of Aljezur (8km to the beach) where we live ecologically. The land is 2.5ha of handbuilt terraces, and it is limited by 2 rivers with a beautifull pond.
Olá! We are a vegetarian family, Fernando (pt), Eva (Cz), Maia ( 2007) and Lia (2012). We moved in 4 years ago and theres always something interesting to do in the land!!
We are focused in the garden at the moment, planting, weeding, mulching, harvesting, we start doing more permanent beds, add a lot of organic matter (we have a wood chipper), adding manure and sand to improve the soil fertility and structure... so any one who has experience or wants to learn more about gardening organic/permaculture way now is the best time to join the team!!
at the moment we dont have space to accomodate volunteers, so you need to have your own accomodation, like van, campervan or tent (though its still very cold nights...)
a couple travelling, that wants to learn about growing veggies, veggie preparation and transforming, doing market and make a lilving from it, would be ideal!
Eva is doing medicinal ointements and she needs a help from time to time, so you will get the chance to learn how to make your own natural creams:)
We love cooking (vegan/vegetarian) but its always great to taste new flavours from around the world, so you are welcome to prepare meals whenever you feel like:)
We have bikes to lend that can take you to the beach (8km) or to the village, Aljezur (6km) where you can get most of the things you will need!
once or twice a week we go to the beach (surf) so you are wellcome to come with us!
If you have any special skills, let us know, we are interested, maybe it can be usefull!
We are a nice, easy going family that will be happy to host any willing worker:)
We expect 6h a day work 5 days a week, weekends are free, you can help me at the local market or go for your own trips to know this beautyfull region!
Looking forward to meet you here!
When can you visit Monte do Olho Branco?