Be part of our family project to create and keep an ecological offgrid retreat, in Aljezur, Portugal

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  • Description

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    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Dreams Come True and Dreams Cross Together, ReConnection with Mother Nature in the Amazing Aljezur, Portugal *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️

    URGENT HELP 1) For Now and along season : WE NEED TO INTEGRATE 2 PERSONS VERY FIT, PREFERENCE FOR MEN , THAT LIKE TO DRIVE JEEP UP THE HILLS, and, also can do bushcutting, chainsaw and help to clean forest wood!!! Please universe ♡ OTHER AREAS OF HELP ARE NEEDED ASWELL. :) Dont be shy

    URGENT HELP 2) WE NEED A COOKER TO NURTURE OUR TEAM! S JUST FOR LUNCH :) BUT WE NEED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE ♡

    URGENT HELP 3) PROACTIVE LADIES WITH VERY GOOD HUMOR AND FIT ARMS AND LEGS... WHERE ARE YOU?



    (ONLY FOR EUROPEENS CITIZENS) WE ALSO HAVE A SPECIAL OFFER FOR WHO WANTS TO STAY WORKING WITH US, MAKING PART OF THE PROJECT FOR 6/7 MONTHS, AND GET PAID WITH THE HELP OF THE ERASMUS ENTREPRENEUR PROJECT. please contact us for more details, its a great opportunity for who wants to have a similar project in the future, people will be paid by the EU.

    FOR VOLUNTEERS ITS ALSO OPEN A SPOT FOR CHILD CARE, JUST TO PLAY AND MAKE SOME COOL ACTIVITIES AND HELP TO KEEP KID'S DINNER ON TIME ;) it as to speak a bit of basic Spanish or Italian to make a bridge for Portuguese. ♡♡♡

    <3 We are a small family with two super active funny kids (4&8y girls), living in an old farm, a special magic forest, with mountains and an incredible valley, near the sea (15min driving), in the Southwest coast of Portugal, right in the heart of Costa Vicentina Natural Park.

    We just created an ecological heaven last year, with a loooot of help of wokawayers and friends. We made it with sustainable and bio constructions. We have diferent types of help/Skills along the year and there are always many different things going on.
    From spring till October the team is around 10 workawayers! If you like to meet people, and also have quite time for yourself, this can be your perfect place :)

    So if you like kick start projects and help along to manifest things - Welcome!!!

    Also if you like camping (we have tents in a good shelter, and caravans in the forest, top of the hill) , nature and animals, if you like to feel fit and have energy to share, than this might be your place.

    Here is a place where people came to balance the mind and the soul, rest the body and in same time get very fit, watch hundreds of birds, meditate and enjoy the amazing natural surroundings.

    Some days work are intense and others much more chill. We follow the flow of the need. So this means we are flexible and try to find also flexible helpers. Some days will be quite hot, and this summer we can celebrate the end of work each day with a jump in our fresh lake!!

    Here you also can unplug and ReConnect with Mother Nature and some wild animals, while feeling very healthy working outside. We are very Active.... all volunteers have their time for relax and lazyness, but also we love and need people that loves to give all their joy, full power energy and knoweldge when they are in action

    Workawayers on their days off can stay around relaxing or just explore other places and towns.

    We need help during the summer to run the small retreat (cleaning and help breakfast) so there are guests coming and going, all of them very thirsty for nature.

    Then there is the general maintenance of the garden.. and surrounding forest - do you have a "green finger"?

    Still during this summer we need to upgrade some wood stairs here and there... clean the old paths of the forest (also to prevent the land against fires.

    We also want to create a magical and artistic atmosphere in this special place with natural arts and crafts around the land.

    One of our dreams will be to create a super cute kids playground with wood and maybe tires-

    (WE ARE VERY THANKFULL FOR ALL THAT HAS BEEN DONE ALREADY WITH HELP OF WORKAWAYERS <3 )

    TAKE NOTE:

    Minimum stay is 4 weeks!

    Please, although we love animals we cannot accept others .. If you travelling with your 4legs pal, we cannot be your hosts.

    Also unfortunally we cannot take families as we all have tasks in same times.

    For all those we manifest our love and vote for finding their \your perfect hosts soon <3

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    We are only 10 min driving from the Atlantic Ocean, embracing some of the world's most amazing beaches. The best coast of Europe is actually here. Perfect for surfing.
    In Costa Vicentina, food is tottally amazing - fresh fish, sweet potatoes and loads of veggies coming from many permaculture lands around.
    Although Aljezur is a small town, it is very cosmopolite with people from all over the world living here - many spiritual communities also proliferate in this remote coast of west Europe and loads of interesting things are always happening around here ;) There is the Saturdays morning market where the most alternative community mix tottaly in local farmers, and Fridays Pizza Party - a crazy


    Everyday we go to town and some days to Lagos, so you can try to synchronize with the ride.

    This is a good place if you like to meet people. Our house has always some interesting visitors :) good company is granted.

    How organize ourselves:

    Around here, we all help with the meals and share some home tasks after work. Portuguese, Spanish or English, at least one of these languages is required. At the table we all speak English if at least one of the team doesn't speaks the other most commum language.

    We use a "navigation board" with the tasks for the week so everyone helps to fill and can follow after.

    Commun spaces must be always tidy, so everyone is comfortable. Also everyone will help with dinner by turns. Don't worry if you don't have a clue how to cook :) it's a great opportunity to learn and help the basic.

    Non Smokers will have advantage as we live in a protected area.

    We have Cats, chickens and bees, and now 2 sweet giant dogs :) soon we will have some more surprises: we are waiting for some sheep and a donkey 《3

    our house is small (but the table is big :) :) :) we just created a central kitchen very cousy so volunteers can hang toghether, and the work is still in progress. There is the invitation to everyone who would like to make it better for the worawayers to come, and of course for the present ones.

    Also another upgrade we made for the volunteers is the sleeping area : we have a van for 2 to 4 people, and another one for 2 people. They very old but very cute. Also is a work in progress , as we want to paint them and create a little "volunteer's villa".

    We used to have a super big house tent, but it got broken with some storms, so we discover we can only have individual (it said for 4people, but they we use one for each person) tents as they dont create resistence and the wind stroms passes through.

    There is a dry toilet in this area, and our house have also the hot shower and toilet.

    People with their own camper van are very welcome to stay aswell.

    NOTE :
    When you arrive we will give you clean shits and pillow case, but please bring your towel and sleeping bag. We do have extra blankets. We will make a tour to help you ground, and give you a "Survival Guide" for something we might forget to explain... make all questions you need, and be clear if you need something - Here will be your Home for some weeks!

    Remember our land is in valley and hills.. :)

    <3 Be Very Welcome to Join our Eco-Project and Family <3

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellers and Workawayers will benefit from constant exchange of knowledge that comes along with this project. There is a deep feeling of belonging to the nature, surrounded by beautiful wilderness. Here you can wake up with the bird singing and fall asleep with owls <3
    you can learn a lot from different areas, from food to japanese methode to preserve wood..
    We are nice people, speaking portuguese, english and spanish. And we are always ready to embrace new members into the family.

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Help

    Help

    We need different types of help during diferent times of the year:

    SUMMER TIME - Special atention for Help in the House, With Cooking, Laundry, compost toillets, children care, - Also we accept facilitators or teachers of yoga and other wellbeing activities, that want to practice with guests and team, while doing other general tasks,

    ALL YEAR - Gardening, Farming, Cooking, Forest tasks, General Help in House, Building Maintenance, ART craft, painting, furniture, sculpture in dead trees, keeping the volunteers kitchen and dry compost

    October, November - Special help to prepair the farm for winter.... ! all summer structures will come down and storag , Harvesting in the Forest, Forest cleaning , Jam cooking, reorganizing space for winter

    FEBRUARY AND MARCH - create a kids playground <3 <3 <3 !! and some other final smaller projects inside our homeland *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ we will need full power people *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ new food gardens will be planted.

    Other things or needs may pop up on the way :D

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Portuguese, english, Spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We are in Algarve, with great weather all year long, ideal for the outdoor living most of the year. The house is not big, but we have a big kitchen and living room, to share.. We Just created a Central kitchen, with volunteers for volunteers <3

    IN WINTER- accomodation we have 2 caravans one for 3, 4 people max, and the other for 2 ppl max. Also we have a big beltent for 3 ppl max. the guest toillets become ours when the retreat is closed.

    IN THE SUMMER accomodation is in individual tents (we use 1p/tent but they meant for 3ppl) , and a outddor chill out. . in a cute pine tree forest with shade all the time,

    The view is just amazing and workawayers can have there own privacy and confort too. There is a dry compost toillet in the camping, and showers are in our house.

    People with their own camper van are welcome too!!

    It's MANDATORY TO you bring your own sleeping bag if you have, and your personal towel, or pillow (for the ones who can travel with) ... :) Please also bring a clean scarf to use in your head when cooking

    (We cannot accept other dogs, although we love them)

    bring good shoes, your hat , sun cream and a head flash light if you have it :)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The farm is just 4km from the town. We go everyday to the town to drop and pick up the kids at school, so it will be easy to move around.
    Aljezur has all the basics, even a county swimming pool with classes.
    There are holistic doctors, an organic shop, many spiritual communities, and super nice saturday market.

    Moagem is also a project in town with a lot of good things happening , concerts, workshops, yoga and great amazing vegan food.

    Aljezur, located in world class Costa Vicentina, is surrounded by some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Food is delicious and if you like to eat real fish.. .then you will be in paradise.

    In Aljezur you can enjoy nature trekking, Yoga classes, mindfullness groups, and much more of the spiritual realm. Lagos, the closest big city, is just half an hour driving from Aljezur. Near Lagos, every 4th sunday of the month, you will find a special alternative flea market, also with events and music.
    In another direction, also half an hour from Aljezur, you will reach Monchique, a natural park in the heart of the highest and biggest mountain of Algarve, with a healing spring water and termal facilities (it seems that it has the most alkaline water in Europe).
    On the way to Monchique there is a hidden spot called Tojeiro, where every friday night is a party night - they call it "happiness friday" :)
    Come and find more .....
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  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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