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Olive magical land

World, Europe, Portugal, Vila Cova de Alva



Travel dates

27°C, 06:27

About the workproject

We need 2 volunteers

We are a family at the beginning of the beautiful project.
Applying permaculture and syntropic principles, we are creating a quinta where people can care for people and the earth in a sustainable manner. Eating well, learning the language and emerging in the culture, as well as experiencing the slow and wonderful pace of the Portuguese life is
The olive grove is 1 acre facing west, with one well, a few terraces with very good soil and a small building. Mature oak trees, pine, beautiful and well established olive trees, fruit trees and vines.
We are at a walking distance to a cosy little village VILA COVA DE ALVA-Arganil. You will be staying with us on the land. we will be living a simple and more connected life on the land.
We are looking for someone that loves nature, creative, food lover, has or not have children, has knowledge in permaculture , with experience in natural building, hardworking, organic gardening, water systems and most of all with the life force to be part of a new and fun journey.
The plan for spring-summer 2016:
- Plant a diverse orchard on swales
- build a compost toilet with wet shower
- mantain the vegetable patch
- Build a storage space using local materials (fire wood and construction materials.
- Restore and redecorate the future plunging pool (water storage)
-rebuild the brick house and render with adobe
- build a timber frame round house
If this project resonates with you email me
I am looking forward to hear from you

About the host

Morana (47)

Host since



English, Portuguese, Spanish

I understand Spanish, but it is hard to write.

Last seen online

more than 6 month ago

We are a family that is living our life dream. Our move to this mountain region in 2015 and felt in love strait away with the beauty and magic of Olive grove all this made our believe stronger - this is a world of infinite possibilities.
We are permaculturists , believe in a sustainable and natural way of living however we thrive when there is an input of new ideas and perspectives. We love meeting/living with new people and sharing our knowledge and life experience with them. We are creative, upfront, committed, hard working, dedicated with a loving nature.

Project dates

Open for offers, contact us

Work to be done

  • gardening
  • construction
  • language practice
  • help in the house
  • maintenance tasks
  • eco projects

Expected workhours

  • 5 hours a day
  • 5 days a week

Work exchange deal

  • camper, tent

will be staying on the land to live a simple, basic, natural and magic life camping on the Olive grove.
Bring you campaign equipment and torches.

  • shared meals

We are omnivorous food lovers, therefore we will cook all kinds of dishes. And love trying new world foods.
we generally get the supplies from local markets one a week. We provide breakfast, lunch and plenty tea and coffee to get the energy we need to work only in the morning.

  • no money is involved