Nature Work

Come for a week to empty your head. Participate working in the nature on Olival das Hortas.

Come for a week to empty your head. Participate working in the nature on Olival das Hortas.

 "I appeal to all people everywhere to raise their voices. Speak out on behalf of this planet, our only home. Let us care for Mother Earth so she can continue to care for us as she has done for millennia. "
(UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon)


The working group Nature Work at Olival das Hortas offers several activities in areas of nature environment, such as construction the landscape, the maintenance of the springs & streams, fences, hedges, fruit trees, irrigation canals, ponds. wood chopping etc. We work with small groups from morning to early afternoon. Every year we organize courses to improve your/our knowledge and skills. You stay with the other participants in one of the cottages or in one of the tepees or your own tent. Fancy a fun outdoor activity with a motivated and friendly team on a beautiful estate in Portugal? Become a member of the Nature Working Group at Olival das Hortas and participate in working as a group in nature.

Please ask for our hand-out and conditions via,

Do you wish to host a nature workshop at Olival das Hortas, then you are most welcome, please take up contact with us via,




If you wish to make a donation for the upkeep and improvements of the estate, your gift will be highly appreciated. This can be in the form of a money transfer, but also by supporting us with items from our wish list. If you wish we can place your name or logo by the object you supported.


wish list


-Garden tools

-Plumbing materials

- Woollen blankets for a sweat lodge.

- Someone who can make a movie with a drone of the estate for the website.

- 2 large skylights for the quinta. (light and heat intake)

- 2 heat convector inlet solar

- New tractor

- Eco-pool pump with heating by the sun.

- Sauna wood, straw, clay and wood.

- Cob sanitary unit.

- Dehumidifiers.

- Solar Water Heaters.

- Thermostatic.

- Underfloor

- Double glazing for the quinta.


When you wish to make a money donation, please transfer it with a description of its purpose to: Olival das Hortas, IBAN PT50 0010 0000 5192 4940 0016 6