Farm exchange in central Portugal – I am a Dutch female trying to live the good life on a small farm with olives, grapes and all kinds of fruit trees. And a no-dig, organic vegetable garden. At the moment I only have two young female goats and chickens. I preserve a lot of my food by canning, pickling, fermenting and dehydration and would like to teach that to others.
What type of host are you? 🏡
What are you looking for help with?
- Animal keeping 🐓🐴
- Building 🛠
- Cleaning 🧹
- Farming/Gardening 🌿🐄
- General Help 💁♀️
What’s the mission of your community? 🎯
I am trying to be self-reliant and would like to teach people how to preserve their food.
Volunteers’ age restrictions 🔞
Minors over 16 are welcome and families with children if they have their own accommodation.
Volunteers with disabilities ♿
Volunteers with disabilities are welcome except wheelchair users due to the lay of the land.
How many volunteers could you host? 🎎
- A couple of volunteers
When would you need volunteers? 📅
- All year long
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 📝
I could use some help with animal care, gardening, pruning, brush cutting
Are accommodation and food included? 🏠🍜
Yes, I offer food and accommodation
What type of accommodation can you provide? 🏕
- Private Room 🔑
- Private room for a couple 🎎
- Others (please, specify in general info) 💁♀️
Diet – nutrition information 🥗🥤
I am coeliac, so meals will be gluten-free. I do eat meat, but canalso make vegetarian meals
Fees transparency 🆓🔍
No charge for food and accommodation (as long as the hours are made).
VISA – could you provide Visa support/info/invitation letters? 🛂
No! we cannot help with Visa/invitation letters – similar requests will be ignored. ❌
Volunteers’ benefits 🏆🏅
- Learning gardening/farming skills
- and learning to preserve.
What to do in your free time 🚴🚣🦒
Lots of walks in the area. Small swimming pool at the farm. River beaches and a reservoir nearby. The market town, museums
- Dutch, English, German, Portuguese
Central Portugal, 17 km southeast of Fundão. 45 min drive to Spain. View at the Gardunha mountain range. Hot summers (august) wet winters with sunny days, mild night frost.
The farm is amid cherry and peach orchards from the village association. Very tranquil, with no direct neighbours.
How to get to your site ✈ 🗺
Flights to Lisbon or Porto. Bus or train to Fundão. Pick-up is possible from Fundão of Castelo Novo, but the car is advised as the farm is 3 km east of the village of Póvoa de Atalaia.
Is there internet access? 🌐
CONTACT DETAILS 🔍📧
For privacy reasons we have hidden the contact of this host – if interested in this farm exchange in central Portugal please contact
As the object/title of the e-mail, please write: “Eveline B. Central Portugal farm exchange” 👌