WWOOFing in the Alentejo region of Portugal (2013)

For nearly a month in the Autumn of 2013, I went on my WWOOF adventure around Portugal. WWOOF stands for ‘World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms‘. It’s all about an exchange. I stay with a host family and work on their land and learn about their sustainable lifestyle, and in exchange they provide food and drink and a roof over my head.

The Alentejo region is about the third of the size of Portugal and is very famous for its wine. The landscape is mostly flat with occasional rolling hills. You will walk along and very quickly you would’ve passed groves of olives, oranges, grape vineyards and cork trees. The region has a beautiful coast and sce9nic beaches, notably Azenha do Mar and Zambujeira do Mar. For two weeks I stayed outside the town of Odemira on a farm with 15 hectares.

To find out about my adventure, click on the links below:

I’m going WWOOFing!
I made it! 
My rainy first day as a Wwoofer
A day at the beach
And so the real work begins!

Below are some piccies from my trip. Click the arrows to scroll through.