Want to experience life off-grid at our Permaculture Project in Portugal?

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Off-grid life – Enthusiastic volunteers, who want to learn how to live a low impact life alongside nature at our off-grid permaculture project, should contact us. You will be taking part in a large variety of tasks from animal care to helping design a food forest and manage land.

Every day you will be learning how to apply permaculture ethics, People care, Earth care & Fair share. Place to camp or park up camper vans or shared space in the loft space in the cabin.

What type of host are you?
  • Private/Individual/family
What are you looking for help with?
What’s the mission of your community?

To live according to permaculture ethics, Earth care, People care and Fair share and live sustainably.

How many volunteers could you host?

More than two

When would you need volunteers?

All year

How many hours of help per day?

4-5 hours of help per day

How many days of help per week?

5 days per week – 2 days off

Note about the volunteer work and other expectations

All volunteers must be aware there is no place for discrimination of any kind in a Permaculture Community and be happy to live and work alongside people from all walks of life.

Are accommodation and food included?

Yes, we offer food and accommodation

What type of accommodation can you provide?
  • Dormitory/shared rooms
  • Others (camping)
Diet – nutrition information

We eat meat, we cook everything from vegan to veggie to carnivore. Please say when applying so we can make arrangements.

Fees transparency

No fees

VISA – could you provide Visa support/info/invitation letters?

Yes, we can help with Visa/invitation letters

Volunteers’ benefits:
  • Learning
  • Offgrid skills
  • How to apply zero waste daily
  • Basic animal husbandry
  • Basic permaculture
  • Basic land management

What to do in the free time

We are on a walking & cycling route. A good few local places of interest. An hour from Viseu and there is lots to do there.




In a valley at the edge of the forest by a river. 1 mile from the nearest shop.Weather European hardiness zone 9b, very hot summers and quite cold over winter. By Sierra Estrella mountains.

How to get to your site

Plane to Porto airport we will collect. Bus to Viseu we can collect. Train stations possible look on Google maps we can collect. Hitchhike in we are near Satao A25

Is there internet access?

No, we don’t have WIFI



e-mail: Info@ahimsafoodforest.org
Hostname: Em & Simon Hickman

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Author: Voluntouring staff

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