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Pedrogao Grande
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 1,5
Persons: 3
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 36306
Country: Portugal

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Last Updated: May 14, 2018

We are a portuguese couple, with a baby girl born in july 2016, who lives in a small village laid abandoned for 20 years. The river Mega runs through the valley. We moved to the countryside because we wanted to be the change we wanted to see in the world.

We are working on setting up a natural garden, restoring the stone house, do handcrafts and on creating a social library. We love books.

After a Permaculture Design Course and 1,5 year of WWOOfing (a month in Japan and the rest in Portugal, by bicycle), we embraced this adventure inspired by all the projects we met. We would love to share this experience with everyone who wants to shift life standards. We hope to inspire everyone who wants to live more close to nature and be respectful towards others.

We are also implicated in saving seeds. We care for what we eat.
We are firm advocate of natural health, home birth and home schooling.

We have good neighborhood where we swap help, seeds, plants, etc.

We have around 1,5 ha of land with a lot to discover under the brambles.

Helpers are welcome and needed for clearing land, gardening, tree-planting, and house restoration! In spring we will innoculate shiitakes, plant strawberry plants and plant trees, a lot of trees, as our area was very affected by the fires last summer.
Accommodation is either in a little house we call the romantic house, or in a tent, in summer. We will also provide you 3 vegetarian meals.

There are many options regarding transportation to a place near us. The nearest are Castanheira de PÍra at 9km and Pedrog„o Grande at 12km. Call us or send us a message to our cell phone 00351 91 2317908 saying more precisely where and what time you'll be there so we can come pick you up. We might take some time to answer because we don't have cell phone signal, nor internet.

We ask for 6 hours work/day, 5 days/week. We welcome nature-loving, motivated and responsible people who like to be useful.

Bring your good sense of humor, and leave your tobaccos at home.

We are waiting for you:)
Luisa, Carlos and Miranda

Being here, taking care of a small piece of land in full possession of freedom and fullness of every day, each and every day, this might have been the original path of agriculture. Masanobu Fukuoka

Life is short and there is a fundamental right to happiness. Claim your happiness. Carlo Petrini

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