We are a young family of 3 on the adventurous path to self-sustainability.
We left our busy life in the city and moved back to the countryside where some of our family originated from.
Our 2.6 ha farm is in a rural village called Rogil in Algarve.
There are many goals we wish to accomplish here, but the main one is to live a low stress, simple and healthy lifestyle.
The following are some of our other goals and objectives.
Return this land to what it was when our great-grandfather used to farm it.
Become as self-sufficient as possible.
Have a positive impact in the local village.
Create a friendly and healthy environment with the people who share our land with us (wwoofers).
For this, we need help in various practical ways.
Type of help needed:
Help with Eco projects
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Skills are welcome but most important is a can-do attitude.
We want to increase animal life at Naturpi. To do this, we need to prepare places for them to live.
At the moment we have 4 pigs and hope to use them as a pig tractor to clear land for planting. This way avoiding plowing the soil mechanically, we also have chickens that give us eggs and manure. A corn field and other cereals will need to be grown to have extra food for pigs and chicken.
There are old trees that need pruning to try and revive them, we also want to plant new trees.
Parts of the land are over grown and need clearing.
We want to create an outdoor kitchen area with handmade traditional wood fired oven to be able to make tradicional sourdough bread.
A composting toilet, bathroom facilities and outdoor shower are also on the todo list.
Stones and other materials will need to be collected to use on these and other projects.
We want to grow fruit and vegetables using the traditional techniques, without the use of chemicals. Interaction with local people and neighbors will be necessary to learn tips and tricks from them.
Our philosophy at Naturpi is that if you sleep well and eat good food you will enjoy the time working with us and be happy,
With this in mind, our volunteers will be sleeping in the small spare double bedrooms in our home on a comfortable bed. These bedrooms are currently a 5*️️️️️️️️️️️️ Super Host airbnb listing and will now become a quality accommodation for our volunteers.
We will provide all ingredients for vegetarian meals. Initially we will be buying them in the supermarket but with your help we hope to soon be growing crops and beginning to eat from our own production.
We are looking for volunteers that can share vegetarian/vegan cooking responsibilities with us.
Rogil is a touristic destination, with various beaches, most of them suitable for surfing. There are also various hiking trails that are part of the "Rota Vicentina"
We have some surfboards and bikes.
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