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Permaculture project Castelo de Vide, Portugal

8 reviews8

Tree house carpenter

High demand host
This host has received 6 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Expand your environmental consciousness
5 travelers felt they returned from this experience with a greater environmental consciousness
Learn about sustainability
5 travelers learned about sustainability working with this host
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help with painting, graffiti, sculpting or drawing.
Painting & Decorating
Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
You will sleep in a tent at a camping site.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Get free drinks or beverages.
Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Yoga classes
Take free yoga classes at our place.
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
Permaculture Course
Take part in our Permaculture course for free.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

To creat a tree house and service cabine, we are looking for handy woman or man :) We work normaly 3 days /weeks depending weather. Cook by turn and enjoy also, other adventure. Coming from childhood dream of building an Oasis, we start a project on a terraced land, on the slope off a mountain.

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  • Intermediate English or Intermediate Portuguese
  • European Union Passport
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks

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8 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks


Permaculture project


Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

5 Developing environmental awareness

5 Learning about sustainability

5 Get in touch with nature

4 Meeting locals

3 Meeting international travelers

3 Developing social awareness

Czech Republic


This place has spirit ❤️ If you feel like ready to be on your own in nature and help with whatever life brings into your way this is the correct place for you.
Fred is amazing, his kid's are beautiful and smart 🦋🙏already missing everyone

7 months ago



The Quinta do Sol is an amazing place, the structure is incredible (Fred's house is amazing, The bathroom, The oficina), If you like woodworking as much as I do, you’ll be delighted. Fred, his frieds and volunteeres are welcoming and loving.
The caravan I stayed in is super spacious, but has a serious problem of fly infestation and needs special attention.
There is a lot to learn, so I recommend you stay longer, I think I didn’t stay long enough to learn everything I wanted But was a great Experience.
Thanks for everything!

over 1 year ago



De lejos una de las experiencias mas bellas, sanadoras y armoniosas que he tenido. Aprendí cosas desde permacultura, hasta de como hacer cerveza artesanal, una deliciosa pizza en el horno de leña, hicimos caminatas hermosas, aprendimos sobre plantas medicinales. Bueno, un mundo entero lleno de enseñanzas y aventuras hermosas cada día que me llenaron el corazón. Muchas Gracias por todo Fred y nos vemos pronto en Locombia!

24 days ago



Quinta do Sol es un lugar espectacular en la montaña, lleno de vida y energías muy puras. Frederic es una persona muy relajada con quien es muy fácil convivir y trabajar y conversar. Respecto al trabajo lo disfruté y aprendi mucho, mayormente fue hacer cerveza artesanal, ayudar en la huerta y en los eventos de la Oficina Pirata, que por cierto también es un lugar con una atmósfera mágica y muy empatica.
Hubo siempre el espacio y tiempo para expresarme sobre cualquier cosa, hacer preguntas y Frederic estuvo siempre presto a enseñar de todo lo que sabe. 1000% recomendado el lugar, milgracias!

28 days ago



A Quinta do Sol foi a melhor primeira experiência que eu poderia ter tido! O Fred é um anfitrião super solícito, amigo, dedicado e com um coração enorme! Tive um tempo precioso de paz na natureza, com um cenário maravilhoso para apreciar, e pude aprender muito sobre a terra, com cuidados na horta, um pouco de francês, espanhol e até como fazer uma verdadeira pizza napolitana! As experiências foram incríveis e há muito a se fazer na Quinta. Recomendo 100% para quem quer um tempo de aprendizado em um local incrível, com pessoas maravilhosas e um espaço natural deslumbrante. Espero voltar!

10 months ago

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