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Permaculture project Alter do Chão, Portugal

4 reviews4

Learn Permaculture activities in practice and discover new skills

Expand your environmental consciousness
2 travelers felt they returned from this experience with a greater environmental consciousness
Connect with nature
2 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
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.
Animal Care
Help look after and take care of animals.
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
Additional Fee
This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of the Worldpackers annual plan.
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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.
You will sleep in a tent at a camping site.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
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!
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
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

We are developing a permaculture project in the heart of Alto Alentejo (Portugal) and you will be able to learn and share your knowledge in the scope of sustainability, agroecology and permaculture. Paintings, natural constructions, restorations and creative arrangements are also one of the areas of our work. In addition to these activities, you can enjoy walks and trails, dive in the lagoon, Alentejo / Portuguese cuisine and music.

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Additional Fee Required

voluntários contribuem com €5,00 por dia para cobrir gastos com alimentação, manutenção e apoio no desenvolvimento do projeto.


  • Intermediate Spanish or Intermediate English
  • Between 20 and 50 years old
  • 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
1 week
Stay up to
2 weeks

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Hours & Tasks


Permaculture project


Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

2 Developing environmental awareness

2 Get in touch with nature

2 Meeting locals

1 Practicing English

1 Developing social awareness

1 Meeting international travelers



Semente libre is a green oasi in the middle of a beautiful landscape, perfect to feel in the middle of nature.
My stay went well, Mafalda is a great chef of Portuguese vegetarian dishes, salads and soups, and Jeronimo really patiently explains you so many things, about permaculture, Portugal and stay connected with nature, probably while you are having a delicious dish together.
Joana and Jil are two great children, they speak some English and are willing to help, share and learn anything they can.
I should have planned a longer stay, 10days have gone so fast, but I’m sure I will be back.

almost 2 years ago



My time in Semente Livre has been quite special. Mafalda and Geronimo are amazing people, open-minded and full of positive energy. The place is cosy and well equipped, with the option to sleep inside a traditional Portuguese cottage in the weekdays or a big tent. We mainly worked on the organic garden and agroforestry, which were among my favourite passions. We had fantastic jam nights at the fireplace when they stayed for the night and their son and daughter are great musicians and companions too. Huge thank you for all the beautiful things you shared, and I hope to meet you again soon :)

almost 2 years ago



Semente Livre lo mejor! Así de simple. Mafalda y Jehronimo son excelentes y muy cariñosas personas, aprendimos mucho de permacultura, pero también conocimos lugares, personas y momentos que nunca olvidaremos. Sin duda recomendado para cualquier viajero/a que quiera experimentar un lugar agradable y tranquilo.
Nos vamos con nuevos amigos y mil historias por contar.
La mejor primera experiencia para nosotros.

5 months ago



What an incredible experience :)
Ambiente tão natural como bonito, quer toda a familia como o próprio espaço, muita arte e harmonia :)
Agradeço muito esta oportunidade de vida, Felicidades

almost 2 years ago

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