This is a smallholding eco quinta located on the banks of the Dão river in the Beira Alta region of central Portugal. A perfect place for people who want to be surrounded by an abundance of natural beauty, experience rural Portugal, and enjoy the comfort of a small and social community. Run by a Dutch/American couple and a group of long-time volunteers. We are located in a tranquil green valley, partly an ecological reserve. Over the course of 24 years this former miller's farm has been turned into an off-the-grid, partially self-sustaining homestead, rural tourism business and residency program...and a place loved and visited by many.
In 2015–16 we will be expanding our food producing gardens, work on upgrades in our solar and hydro-power systems and do ongoing building and landscape management. For the spring and fall months we are looking for volunteers who can work in our vegetable garden, assist with general terrain and facilities maintenance, and random building projects. For the summer months of July and August we are looking for volunteers with garden/landscape background and/or with experience in cooking and guest services.
If you are interested in volunteering with us please send us a message with some information about yourself and why you'd like to volunteer here. We organize Wwoofers at least 30 days in advance, and prefer 1 month stays.
We are looking forward to hearing from you!
When can you visit Moinhos do Dao?