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Hi, I am a holistic therapist, working with sound, music, dance, and theatre. I also write and I live with my 2 sons, who are home/community educated. We have some land in a beautiful valley, with a great community, full of inspiring people! We built a shist eco home and lived there until it was destroyed in the big Portuguese firestorm, in October 2017. We have now, after 4 years returned to our rebuilt house, which has taken a while, yet thankfully it is an upgraded version of what we once had. We have two caravans on our land and this is where we invite volunteers to stay.
The large caravan has a burner, a separate bedroom inside and also has indoor cooking facilities and this is the accommodation available for volunteers. We also share meals. We are in the process of building an adobe outhouse with a shower room, compost loo, workshop, and healing room.
I have studied permaculture and assisted with teaching courses and like to implement this knowledge, in the creation of our project. We are working towards reviving our forest style, organic vegetable and herb garden. Also this year I would like to rebirth my stock of local flower remedies. Prior to the fire, I had a project to promote flower remedies (similar to the Bach flower remedies) as a therapeutic practitioner and wholesaler.
Arten von Hilfe und LernmöglichkeitenKunstprojekteSprachpraxisHilfe bei ÖkoprojektenUnterrichtenGartenarbeitenHeimwerker- und BauarbeitenBetreuung von TierenMithilfe auf einem BauernhofBabysitten und KinderbetreuungZubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die FamilieHausarbeitenHandwerkliche ArbeitenHilfe mit Computer /Internet
Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten
There are beautiful waterfalls at the head of our valley and other interesting natural places to visit, including the Mata de Margarca; a small nature reserve, above our valley.
I am also happy to share my skills and experience in the various things that I do, such as making tree and flower essences, healing balms, raw chocolate, colloidal silver alongside the creation of holistic dance spaces and ceremonies for earth healing. I am also involved in alternative education within the community and am a musician and poet. Of course, my availability will depend upon the timing of what priorities are present, according to the seasons and commitments that I have throughout the year.
Projekte mit Kindern
Dieses Projekt schließt möglicherweise den Umgang mit Kindern ein. Mehr Informationen findest du in unseren Verhaltensregeln und Tipps hier.
We are creating and boosting garden beds for this years vegetables. There is pruning work and general land clearance, beautifying. planting and enhancing what's here. Help is also required for the holistic produce that I make, such as gathering and planting and preparing herbs, so this is another option, for those with interest in these areas.
We also have finishing jobs for our new home, such as; treating the woodwork and painting with Lime paint.
I would like help with the continuation of building an outhouse; which is a bathroom, and healing room/ come potential bedroom, involving mixed materials; such as, adobe and cob, with a lime and sand render and back holding wall, with cement blocks. Other potential tasks on the outhouse are painting, mosaic and tiling. Also, we need help with tipi construction, including cutting and preparing poles. Using the natural material of 'Shyst' we are making a slate paving base for the tipi.
I am currently directing a mixed-media theatrical production, that inter-weaves many of the interesting characters who live here. The theme is the Enchanted Forest and the vison and content comes from creative sessions with a group of the local teenagers. It will be presented in a summer festival, held in our village, called the Fiesta da Floresta. Help with this project is also welcomed. Experience in the arts, film, photography and PR are all helpful contributions.
My 2 lovely boys, ages 12, and 16 are an integrated part of this venture and positive input with them is essential and a pleasure, as many friends tell me. I am open for those with interest, to share learning experiences with them. General support within the day to days of life is also very much appreciated, helping to cook and maintain the cleanliness and order of the place.
Spanisch: Gute Kenntnisse
Portugiesisch: Gute Kenntnisse
Currently, we have 2 caravans on our land that can be used as accommodation. There are kitchen facilities and running water. We have a usable bathroom in the outhouse, with a shower, sink, bidet and compost toilet. The bathroom is fully functioning, yet there is still beautifying work to be made inside, involving tiling, lime rendering, and mosaic. There is also a small river and a natural dipping pool, at the bottom of the land.
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The area where we live flows with beautiful rivers, streams and waterfalls, offering wonderful bathing places for the heat of the summer and interesting places for hiking in the winter.
So, other things of interest.. there are a lot of musicians around and artists . There´s also a wealth of community projects happening such as ajudas (communal work days), tree planting projects, environmental awareness, holistic living e.t.c. The village is in walking distance of our home (20 mins), with a small shop for basic provisions and a lovely open air cafe, where wifi is available. There is also a river beach and a small community venue.
Etwas mehr Information
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Wir besitzen Tiere
Wir sind Raucher
Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen
We have no fences, so only accept very well trained dogs, who get along with cats and other dogs. We have 2 dogs and 2 cats and our neighbours also have dogs, cats and chickens.
Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
We felt at home and part of the family from day one. Zoe was a great host and her three kids are the best, nicest, funniest, smartest and kindest specimens on the planet.
We planned on going here for two weeks but we ended prolonging
Zoe and the boys took us to their home and the
connection was so good and smooth that we immediately felt comfortable. She is a wise and strong woman with lots of experience to share and willing o share it. We really enjoyed being at her presence. The boys
Living with Zoe and the boys was a beautiful experience!
She is a real super woman, doing all the work calmly and conciusly. We learned a lot of things from her. We did water meditation, we helped her to built her house, she gave us tips for working in the garden and growing vegetables and
Zoe and the boys are beautiful, gorgeous, inspiring, sweetest of hearts!
It was very much a sincere pleasure to do what I could to help out here.
From the beginning I was made to feel most welcome by all.
Zoe is a very inspirational woman to be around and we buzzed off eachother very well.
I feel I have made a lifelong