Volunteering on the farm

Join us on the land…

Calling vegetable garden caretakers, seed planters, crop harvesters, tree pruners, mushroom growers, natural builders, terrace restorators, food preservation fanatics, land clearers …

basically, anyone who has a hands-on approach to land guardianship, identifies as queer and likes to be in community is welcome to spend a minimum of 5 days with us on the land.

We will mostly work together to maintain the land project farm and on small projects.

Taking care of the land, creativity, reflection, sharing, joy and fabulousness are part of our daily practice. We are regenerating the farm to become as self-sufficient as possible. Our aim is to provide food for us as a community and for those visiting the land during gatherings or as visitors.

Available Dates

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Practical stuff:

Working task based, and around 4 hours / 5 days a week.

Depending on whom is at the farm, you will be sharing the house with two to three other people.

Accommodation varies from your usually your own room to a shared space during gatherings. Of course, tents are also welcome. Caravan access is limited.

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

Food is free. There is porridge (or pancakes on Sundays) for breakfast, and then lunch and dinner are provided and eaten with everyone there.

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

Travel & Leisure

We are located in the middle of the São Mamede Natural Park, close to the ancient city 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 busses 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.


Send an email to hello@quinta.lgbt and we can arrange for a chat.