I’m super excited that you want to come and spend some time at the Quinta. Let’s make it happen…

Coming to the Quinta and working here can be a great opportunity to discover more about this project and my wine/enotourism project SMWP.  There are two types of volunteering: 

  • Short Term Volunteering (up to two weeks)
  • Internship (up to three months)

If you want to visit for less than a week, contact me. Unfortunately, this is often not possible, but let’s try and see. 


Short Term Volunteering

Volunteering for up to two weeks is the ideal way to get to know the Quinta and find out more.  The process is simple:

  1. Check the available dates below
  2. Complete this form
  3. We agree on a time to meet (via Zoom/FaceTime)
  4. We talk about all the details and agree when you can come.

Available Dates

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red or yellow = not available
N.B. These dates are an indication of when space is available. 

Practical stuff:

Working is task-based, and around 4 hours / 5 days a week. Typical tasks include: 

– harvesting olives, fruits, grapes
– planting trees and landscaping
– maintaining vegetable beds
– weeding, pruning, landscaping
– natural winemaking, vineyard management

Depending on who is at the farm, you will share the house with me, three dogs, two cats – and maybe one or two more people.

Accommodation is in your own room (shared if you come as a couple/friends).

The kitchen, living room, bathrooms and outdoor spaces are shared.

Food is free. There is a light self-serving breakfast (yoghurt, fruit etc). 
Lunch and dinner are provided and eaten together with everyone there.

All meals at the Quinta are vegetarian/vegan and kitchen/cleaning duties are shared.

The Quinta is naturist-friendly and we promote body positivity and a sex-positive atmosphere. It’s all about acceptance and making everyone feel right at home. 

Travel & Leisure

We are located in the middle of the São Mamede Natural Park, close to the ancient village of Marvão, and around 10 minutes away from the beautiful town of Castelo de Vide and Valencia de Alcantara (just over the Spanish border). There are two buses a day to/from Lisbon.

There is a very active alternative and queer-friendly community in this area, with plenty of activities: yoga, 5 rhythms, guided nature walks and foraging, pizza parties, artists- and street festivities and much, much more. There are also many walks, secluded river beaches, lakes and waterfalls and plenty of other opportunities to connect to this beautiful part of Portugal. There are many prehistoric monuments, like cave drawings, monolithic monuments and the ruins of the Roman city of Ammaia.