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Monsanto IDN
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 2
Persons: 2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 44380
Country: Portugal

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Last Updated: August 31, 2017

Hi there, thanks for choosing to read our entry :))
We live on a small farm (2.2 hectares) inland of Central Portugal, 30km from the Spanish border in a beautiful wild area. From our land you can see the mountain of Monsanto (Sacred Mountain).
We have 50 olive trees, 100 vines, various fruit trees and an ever-expanding vegetable garden.
We are restoring the land; planting trees and digging ponds and swales. We are working towards a food forest, self-sufficiency, and money-less living. Those are our ultimate goals!
Volunteers will be working on any of the land projects: digging garden beds, planting trees, watering the nursery, working in the veggie garden or helping us build because we are still in the process of creating structures.
We like to use natural methods of building and work with reclaimed materials as much as possible.
We are designing our property along the lines of permaculture principles. A friend recently called our life-style 'natural living'. We don't really know what that means but we like the sound of it!
We have two dogs and two chickens. Water is harvested rainwater. Toilet is a long-drop. It is all pretty basic, but we are having the best time ever!
Volunteers will be staying either in our safari tent when we don't have paying guests, or will be camping in a tent that we provide when we do have paying guests.
Meals are vegetarian, and we eat as much as possible from the garden.
We speak some English, Dutch, French, Spanish, German, and Hebrew.
Musicians, children, animals and other interesting people are welcome!

ps: all the photos are taken on our land, except for the photo of the two of us which is in Gujarat, India.

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