WE ARE CREATING AN ECO CAMP and will need people to help construct compost toilets, showers and kitchen using clay, wood, straw and anything else we can think of :) we will need a lot of help over the next few months. Also we are continuing with the building of a small cob studio.
BECAUSE WE ARE A FARM WITH A NUMBER OF DOGS WE CANNOT ACCEPT PEOPLE WHO HAVE DOGS, SORRY.
Our village is within walking distance from the farm and has a cafe, shop and bakery. Our nearest town is Cercal and the nearest train station is at Funcheira. The Alentejo baixo is a very rural area so people coming to stay need to be content with the quiet and simple things of life.
We are a smallholding of 4.5 hectares, mainly covered with cork oaks. We are cultivating a large garden organically and we are changing the way we garden this autumn through to spring.. We plan to expand tree planting for more fruit trees, indigenous trees and possibly vines. Animals are central to our life here - we have 4 horses, 4 dogs, 5 cats, chickens and ducks. We feel that it is important to have a good connection with the land and the animals.
We are on solar power and water is from our own bore hole. Accommodation is in a 2 person caravan. We do have a small tent that could also be used. We eat a varied diet and some of our veg is coming from the garden. we like to cook but we also enjoy the cooking of others.There are miles of Atlantic beaches 20k away and we will certainly try to get you there during your time with us.
Woodwork and general building and fencing are the skills we are looking for as soon as possible.
We also welcome help with the animals and gardening.
The most important qualities that a wwoofer should have are flexibility, a love of animals.and being okay with their own company.
Some essential things we are looking for help with are:
1. Cob building
2. At the moment someone who can help with some basic woodwork jobs, e.g., gates, duck/chicken houses, fencing.
3. Preparing the veg garden
4. lots of interesting projects to create an eco camp
Neil is an author and play write and is currently very busy with his latest book. it would be great if you could help because this would mean he would have more time to write.
When can you visit Portela das Taliscus?