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Volunteering at an Eco Naturist Site near Ourique, Portugal.

Country: Portugal


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Caroline and I, Richard, moved onto 55 acres, 22 hectares of protected land with a small lake, great for cooling off in. We are a ten minute drive from the town of Ourique and a forty minute drive to the Algarve. With over 300 days of sunshine this why we chose to live here.

We are in process of setting up an eco friendly naturist site. Set in the middle of the countryside. We have a cafe/bar about 250 metres from our front gates.

We are looking, for people who are easy going and laid back and like the naturist lifestyle. If this is your first time as a naturist this is the perfect place to try it.

Before we go on, we should point out that we do have free roaming horses and very friendly dogs.

All our power comes from solar panels, with back up generators. We have a bore hole for water, and a well. We have a number of ruins and a house which we are currently using for storage.

Anyone, male or female, can do the jobs we are/will will be doing. As long as you love the outdoors and are reasonably fit you will enjoy the various projects we are undertaking.

The best part of it is that you can see how we are progressing as we have a blog on our website. So whatever help you give us you will see the results of your efforts, and of course our thanks.

Unless of course you have your own transport, we would offer to pick you up from the train station in Funcheira, or the bus station in Ourique.

Please feel free to ask any questions no matter how silly you think they may be.



Type of help

Help with Eco project,
General Maintenance,


We will accept people anytime of year. We will not expect you to work in the heat of the day. During the summer we would start work at around 08.00 and work till around 11.00 then it is chill time until around 18.00 when we do another couple of hours work before dinner.

The work we do will very much depend on the weather as it is supposed to be fun for us all.

Some of the jobs/projects

Building a pontoon for the lake

Making shelters

Making sun shades

Building of tool sheds and equipment sheds from materials found on the land where ever possible

Making tracks, and roads



Improving existing pitches

Clearing ditches

Building walls

Creating and maintaining a vegetable plot, planting trees

Creating irrigation systems

Land management


Plus numerous other jobs/projects


Languages spoken

English, a little French and some German


Accommodation would be tent or caravan, or you can bring your own.

The caravan has a queen sized island double bed and the front can be converted into sleeping accommodation, either two singles or one very large double. All the bedding is provided.

There is a toilet wash hand basin and shower in the caravan. It is fully insulated so it keeps cool in the summer and warm in the winter. There is hot wot water and heating. The heating is for some of those cold winter nights we get. However you will never need the heat on during the day in the winter.

The tent accommodation is either a two man or 4 man tent. We have a portable fully flushing toilet and solar shower for the tent accommodation. All bedding provided.

We eat continental style cuisine.

We have wireless internet connection and mobile phone signals are good.

What else ...

It is important that everyone has their own insurance

Some more information

Internet access
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers

Volunteering hours expected

Five hours a days five days a week



These are all pictures of our land plus one of Ourique

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View across the land
View across the land
Richard having a swim in the lake
Richard having a swim in the lake
Caroline cutting back some branches
Caroline cutting back some branches
Another one of the many views we have on our land
Another one of the many views we have on our land
Our horses early in the morning
Our horses early in the morning
One of the many stunning sunsets that we get. We have no light pollution so the night sky is amazing as well
One of the many stunning sunsets that we get. We have no light pollution so the night sky is amazing as well
One of the outside cafes in Ourique, with wifi hot spot
One of the outside cafes in Ourique, with wifi hot spot
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