Arts, Culture and Agriculture association on the South West tip of Portugal.

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a cultural and arts community that is working towards being self sustained. The community is situated in the mountains of Monchique, Portugal surrounded by nature.


    Our community provides an alternative way of living with permaculture gardens, farm animals, sustainability projects, and arts and cultural workshops. It is a great place to come to meet other like-minded people if you are passionate about sustainability and alternative living. We hold community meetings throughout the week along side activities and workshops, such as quiz nights, dance nights and yoga classes. If you have something you are passionate about and want to share with others, we would love for you to run a workshop. One of the best things about is the variety of jobs you can do as a volunteer, which gives you the opportunity to learn new skills and discover what you enjoy doing.


    We have been running a pizza night every Friday for 7 years, which has become a party which brings together locals and travellers from all over the world. Preparing for and holding this party is part of your role as a volunteer and gives you an opportunity to develop skills in pizza making, and many other roles.


    We have a combination of short and long term volunteers and on average have between 30 and 40 volunteers and residents at a time. There are a wide range of age groups among our community including families, including children and teenagers and we would love if other families with children would join us.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will experience living in a community, where everyone works to contribute to the community goals. Living alongside people from all over the world, you will have the opportunity to learn about different cultures, languages and ways of life. This is a place to discover yourself, develop strong friendships with others and find out what unique qualities, skills and knowledge you can offer to contribute to the community.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for hard-working volunteers with knowledge of and an interest in permaculture so we can grow our permaculture gardens and work towards our goal of being fully self sustained. Motivated and responsible people who have skills in construction, arts, music, electrical skills, cooking and computer skills, specifically in using Wordpress, are welcome. We also invite anyone who is motivated to learn and develop new skills to join our community.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    German, English, Portugues

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a variety of options, including caravans, vans, tents and tepees. Bring your own tent or you are also welcome to camp in your own van. If you intend to stay long term, you may have the option to move into a caravan or van if this comes available. We are currently working on building some sustainable huts.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    What else ...
    The community is on 14 hectares of land, surrounded by mountains. There is so much nature around, including ponds, lakes and streams to swim in, mountains with hiking tracks and beautiful peaceful areas to sit down with a book. There is a nearby town, Marmelete within a 2 hour walk or short drive. On the weekends, you may wish to day trip to Lagos or Aljezur, which are only 25-30 minutes away by car.


    A little more information
    We provide 3 meals a day, which are all vegetarian. There will sometimes be vegan options available, but we cannot guarantee this. While we are a vegetarian farm, we do offer meals with meat on occasion (usually once a week) as well for those who want this. We have a bar where you can purchase drinks from and a shop with snacks available daily.


    Work is approximately 25 hours a week. For most jobs, we start in the morning and you can have the rest of the day to yourself. In summer, we have earlier starts so that we are not working out in the heat in the afternoon.


    We decide on weekly and daily jobs and responsibilites during our morning meetings.


    We require volunteers to commit to a minimum of 3 weeks.

  • 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

    25 h / week

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