Emerging from lockdown in Évora, Portugal

We were welcomed with smiling eyes and hospitality second to none. In the coming days, weeks and months we hope to continue supporting tourism, sharing our experiences and when it it is safe to do so, encouraging people to visit this extraordinary country.

Welcome to Our Travelling Family

They say travelling with babies can be difficult but in my personal experience it’s far more difficult travelling with teenagers. I’m wondering if you hear so little about it because most parents just throw in the towel and uncork (who am I kidding?), unscrew the nearest bottle of wine

Base Camp and Beyond

I can’t believe it’s been 5 months since I last updated the blog! It’s been an absolute whirlwind- 9 more volunteer projects completed, 3 more countries, countless experiences and so many new friends. We are currently based at our 17th project in Evora, Portugal where we have been tasked with looking after a farm, a…

Our Decision To Volunteer Our Way Around Europe

To all those new to our blog, welcome! Below is an article I wrote for Positive News about our family’s decision to volunteer our way around Europe. Over the last 6 months we have received so many lovely messages wishing us well and a number of people asking us how we have managed to pull…

Stop 8- Camping in Chalandray

In the words of our current host, Henry, ‘BOOM!’ What was meant to be a 2 week stint at Camping St.Hilaire turned into us staying for the duration of the summer and it is with great regret that we had to pack up and head off early on Friday morning. We first came across this…

The Golden Caravan

Hey guys, Once again I take the opportunity to add to the blog so bear with me as I relay one of our most awesome adventures thus far but first a little basic information to head us on the right path. Permaculture by definition is a reproduction of nature’s basic resilience in naturally occurring ecosystems….

Week 8 – When Things Don’t Go To Plan

So for the last month or so I have been banging on about how great this caravan life of ours is. There’s been lessons learned and friendships made. We’ve visited incredible places and eaten some of the most amazing and authentic home cooked meals but right now things aren’t quite so peachy. We weren’t able…

Caravan Adventures in Evora, Portugal

We came, we saw, we ate, we laughed and we worked – HARD! So far, this project tips the scales when it comes to workload. Our host, Rute’s, farm is absolutely, breathtakingly beautiful. Set in the countryside about 30mins from Evora with olive groves and fruit trees, stables for the 4 horses, a lovable farm…

Surf’s Up

The ‘Hang loose’ or ‘Shaka’ sign is one that is handed out freely amongst all in the surfing community. It has a multitude of meanings, thanks; cool; yeah; hello and goodbye. The most authentic of meanings being that of where the gesture originated, Hawaii. Hawaiian people say that it’s a sign of Aloha (Appreciation and…

Central Portugal- The First Stop On Our Volunteer Tour

We are 4 weeks into our caravanning, volunteer tour of Europe and I thought it was about time to let you know what it’s really like being part of a nomadic worldschooling, workaway family. So let’s begin… Week 1- Casa do Pisao, Azere We couldn’t have asked for a better start to our Workaway experience….