Nature Of Arrangement: Employment.

Project Title: Vinagra Village Project

Project Location: Viana do Alentejo, Portugal

Duration: 12 months, renewable

Pilot Site: Vinagra

Situated in Viana do Alentejo near Evora it is being developed into a working permaculture farm, to host international volunteers. The position is for implementing the initial phase of the farm.

Position Description:

The experienced candidate will be responsible for working with Nuno Mamede from Terracrua Design to help set up the permaculture farm in the next 3 months to meet the vision of this farm and develop a strong, detailed plan for future years. A strong working knowledge of permaculture demonstrated work experience in horticulture, and a high technical capacity in specific skills (as outlined below) are sought for this role.

Scope of Work:

Permaculture Farm Design:

In collaboration with Terracrua Design team members, develop a comprehensive and strategic framework for the permaculture farm. The farm plan should include a thorough detailing of all aspects of the farm beyond general outline, including highly detailed step-by-step planning. The plan must reflect previously established priorities already carried out by Terracrua Design, based on past research and planning activities

Detailed Planning, Work Calendar, and Budget:

Detailed week-by-week plan for the implementation of the farm designs

Recommendations for financial and sales resources for implementation


    • Work with local team to implement the main elements of the farm design
    • Build raised beds and complete spring plantations
    • Help set up, berry gardens, citrus and fruit garden


    • Has extensive international, and/or regional experience in permaculture (7+ years’ substantial experience)
    • Has strong technical skills in key aspects of permaculture: soil, water, waste, sustainable energy, food and plant systems, and animals
    • Knowledge of south of Portugal conditions/plants a must
    • Has relevant education and training in agroforestry, permaculture, horticulture, and related skills
    • Knowledge of cutting, grafting, and pruning of fruit and nut trees
    • Skill in mushroom cultivation, citrus agriculture, raised bed farming of vegetables, drip irrigation, all a major plus
    • Experience in setting up nurseries

Applying Procedure:

Interested individuals should submit their CV, cover letter (3-page max), work samples (including photos and/or designs of past work), and contact details for 3 references to

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