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Area (ha): 1
Persons: 2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 6917
Country: Portugal

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Last Updated: May 31, 2020

Agroforestry spot in a sloped valley
on the heart of St. Mamede Natural Park,

About this project:
Souto Verde (former Souto Queimado) has been abandoned for 40 years and recovered since 2009.
We are Heidi, yoga isntructor, massage therapist, dancer, and Zé Paulo, farmer, builder, barefoot engineer, working with the ecosystem aiming for self-suficciency.
Activities on the farm:
The day never has a plan, but always full of activities with the garden, the animals, cutting firewood, construction & small repairments, preparing the products for weekly deliveries.
After the Covid19 pandemic we get more focused on food production and distribution. We are also rebuilding the bathrooms and you can help with the construction of a roof or cordwood walls.
The daily shedule consists on a early wake up and late works with a stop on the sunny hours for a bath or a siesta.

Conditions for guests:
There are fresh water, compost toilets and good conditions for camping.
There is one house for guests/helpers fully equipped with furniture, solar electricity and wood heating.

Deal for guests:
FULL HELP = 8 hours of work in exchange for bed & all meals included (1 or 2 weeks).
HALF HELP = 4 hours of work in exchange for bed & breakfast (1 or 2 weeks).
AUTONOMY = The experience of learning with us but with no work. You will have accomodation and two hours of coaching. 500 Euros/month (one month. No food but some vegetables included).

The guest house is off-all-grids
no paved roads, no electricity, weak telecommunications, no shops nearby.
there is a small 12 Volts solar station,
strong enough to charge some gadgetry on a sunny day.
There is weak mobile and net coverage,
and that's why our answers will always have a delay.
But good things come to those who wait,
with love and light.

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