Help building a sustainable life in Flores Island, Azores, Portugal



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  • Beschreibung


    Welcome home
    I'm Laia, a nomad who's passionate about nature and sustainability.
    Some years ago I purchased this land on Ilha das Flores, about 3000 square meters, and I then began planting an abundance of veggies and restoring the stone house to make it comfortable for living with respect to the environment. It was my aim to create a safe space of calmness and creativity outside of the "system".
    The view from the house is just magnificent, you feel lucky to be surrounded by such beauty every day. The soil is extremely fertile with an abundance of moisture and minerals. This surroundings are very well suited and connected with the rhythms of the earth and nature.

    The property is fairly remote, we only hear the ocean waves and the birdsong most nights, which cultivates the right environment for creative processes.
    I'm creating a food forest system based on principles from agro-ecology and permaculture. There are already some adapted vegetables growing by themselves and some fruit tress.

    The property doesn't have road access, the path is a 5-10 minute walk down a footpath from the village. That make you feel really immersed in nature but also make things more difficult since sometime we need to carry materials to the place.
    This spot is very special but is not for everyone, you need to be really fit and wanting to fully live this experience and overcome challenges.

    The closest shop or bar is about 15 minutes drive, and if you don't have vehicular transport it's more like a 2 hour hike. There is a bus two times a day, however. I have a car and I'm happy to give some rides when I can or borrow it.

    I am looking to share the land with like-minded people who would like to stay for longer periods than just a few weeks, although this can be accommodated also.

    If you are interested in building a cabin out of bamboo or wood etc., there is land available to do so. My dream for this property is to create a small community where we can cultivate food, help each other and play music, hang out and love life together! (And respect the damn planet).

    The house is small, 24 square meters divided in two floors. Is made out of stone and wood and is pretty off the grid. We have consistent and plentiful solar electricity. Downstairs there is a fridge-freezer, a gas cooker and a wood stove for heating. Upstairs there is a bedroom and living room.
    There is a separate wooden out-house that contains a compost toilet. Right now the shower is outside (but you can also make a bath) and there is a wood water heater.

    I need help this summer with carpentry and building projects and also in the garden. There some big projects going on and some small tasks to improve the actual settings.
    I want to make a dream reality and any help with that would be great. That is building a greenhouse attached to the house for plants and for the fire runned bathtub.
    I like to work on a base of freedom, equality and responsibility. We can discuss the things needed to be done and decide what we are going to work on during the day.

    I can only host people who is autonomous and able to make decisions and take responsibility being active part of the project.

    If you need to have more information about anything let me know, I will be happy to answer your questions.

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten

  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    I can share my knowledge about plants and permaculture. I like to make natural soaps,creams, kombucha, sauerkraut and some more things that we can do together if you want.
    We always learn a lot living in such a isolated and beautiful place making experiencies and creating things with our hands.

  • Arbeit


    I look for help specially in ecobuilding and DIY. Knowing how to work with wood, stone, cob, lime plaster, bambú and other materials will be very appreciated.
    I love to host people with passion for this kind of life, I prefer those who want to stay at least one month and those who would like to house-sit while I’m away.
    As well appreciate help in every day tasks like cooking, cleaning and gardening.

  • Sprachen

    Gesprochene Sprachen
    Catalan: Fließend
    Englisch: Fließend
    Spanisch: Fließend
    Französisch: Fließend
    Portugiesisch: Fließend

    Dieser Gastgeber bietet Sprachaustausch an
    I would like to learn german, practice french and improve Italian. I can teach Spanish,catalan and portuguese with an azorean/spanish accent.

  • Unterkunft


    During the summer months sleeping is in a big camping tent. I can provide also some mattress and blankets. We will share the kitchen, toilet, bathtub and all the veggies from the garden :)

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    There is a creek with beautiful waterfalls 5 minutes walking from the house were you can refresh in summer.
    The island is plenty of beautiful hikes to do and some free campsites. Many waterfalls and secret spots in the sea to visit and take a dip.
    As well it's interesting getting to know the beautiful people living on the island and participate in activities and parties.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    There is electricity to charge computers and very good 4G data connection.

  • Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Dieser Gastgeber ist bereit, Reisende mit Haustieren bei sich aufzunehmen.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

  • ...


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

Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 442574383637