Welcome to ‘Brejo de Serra’ – the Parent Tribe Retreat

We are about to start inviting families to enjoy our new Quinta (farm) in Central Portugal with us, to experience off-grid living and learn on the land together.

Our Quinta is nestled into some rocky hills in a very secluded place in between the town of Penamacor and the well known historical village of Monsanto.

We are planning a project where families can come and join day eventsvolunteering holidays, permaculture and natural building workshops and eventually family retreats.

We can’t wait to welcome families into our new space to enjoy learning, meeting new people and creating a hub for like-minded families.

 

Events at Brejo de Serra

Our First Event! Parent Tribe Retreat Opening Family Event with Forest School Session – Sunday 12th November

We have a very special friend of ours staying who runs a forest school in the English Lake District. Clare is going to be holding a morning forest school session on our Quinta where we will explore the outdoors in a child led way. We will have some games, a walk, songs and crafts out in nature followed by a shared lunch.

In the afternoon circle, facilitated by Lisa Childs, we will share our collaborations with nature, share some songs with blessings for our earth.

Timtable
10-1 Forest School session with Clare Cooper from Beautiful Beginnings Forest School
1-2 Shared Lunch
2-4 Afternoon Circle with Lisa Childs – the creator of Earth School Portugal

All ages are welcome and parents must attend to be responsible for their own children.

What to bring:
– Please bring weather suitable clothing as we will be going ahead in sun or rain!
– A dish to share for lunch – we will provide bread and soup too.
– Bring any instruments you may have (shakers or drums are perfect) for our end of day celerbration.

€12 per family – please book and pay through Hatti. We can take a maximum of 20 children to get the most out of the forest school session.

Volunteering at Brejo De Serra

At our Quinta Brejo de Serra we want to build The Parent Tribe Retreat. We are learning how to work our land and become more self-sufficient and our kids are learning alongside us. We would like to be able to invite other families to stay and learn about the things we have learned too, get involved with projects which we are undertaking and to appreciate the surroundings as much as we do. We believe children learn best and develop a sense of achievement through getting involved real life projects and conversation, which is why we plan for all the projects here to be ones children can get involved in if they so wish. Some projects won’t be completely child friendly but they can always get involved in the planning. If they want to play instead that is ok too! If families come with babies or young children we will understand that their needs must come first and can work around that – all ages are welcome!

Our First Volunteering Opportunity! Come and harvest olives with us this Autumn/ Winter

The first of our working holiday opportunities is to come help us this autumn/ winter to harvest our olives. It is something that we helped some friends with last year and is a great thing to do as a group and for kids to get involved in too.

We are looking for a family to come stay for up to a week to help us harvest the olives and also help with other projects we are working on around the Quinta.

You will need to be fairly hardy as the accommodation will be a bell tent with no heating. We will provide blow up air beds (only enough for a family of four), warm blankets and pillows. You will need to bring sleeping bags and warm clothes with you.

We will provide breakfast and we can eat all meals together but we ask for a donation towards food so that we can feed two families! We eat mostly vegetarian meals and can cater for vegans.

We ask for two – three days work harvesting olives (or as long as it takes) with everyone working together as a team. This will probably be 4-5 hours per day. Then on the other days we ask 2-3 hours work on other projects we are working on.

Please get in touch with Hatti for further details.

 

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