Experience family life in the peace of the mountains in Monchique, Portugal



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  • Beschreibung


    Hello travellers! We are a family living in the mountains in the Algarve. We have goats, dogs, cats and a horse. We moved here to surround ourselves in nature and give ourselves the opportunity to grow our own food, lead peaceful lives and let the children feel free in this amazing landscape.

    So far we have been working on the land, clearing and creating vegetable gardens. We are half way through replacing the roof on the house which we will eventually use half for our family home and half as a communial space.

    There is a river running on our land, which runs all year, and there are many tracks which lead you to discover hidden parts of this special place. Our water comes from our bore hole and we have some small springs which we are yet to put into action.

    Our place is a ten minutes drive away from the town where there are shops and cafes (they are open!!). There is a good community here, a mix of rustic locals and now more lovely people coming to chose to live here for the peace, air and water.

    We are flexible as to what work exchanges we create, it can be with or with out food and are mainly interested that it feels fair and supportive to all.

    I am Rachel, mum of two, age 3 and 11 and my partner is Dan. I worked in the past as a florist and graphic designer and love to work with my hands. Here I am learning more to work with willow and design the growing spaces we have here. Dan is a vinyl loving DJ who is handy and also loves to be outside.

    We are really open to ideas of families staying, aswell as any one who connects with us and the land here. We always have the feeling there is enough space here to share and there are areas around the forest and river where you can make your own camps to feel at home with your own space. :)

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

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

  • UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    Keine Armut
    Kein Hunger
    Gesundheit und Wohlergehen
    Hochwertige Bildung
    Sauberes Wasser und Sanitärversorgung
    Bezahlbare und saubere Energie
    Menschenwürdige Arbeit und Wirtschaftswachstum
    Industrie, Innovation und Infrastruktur
    Weniger Ungleichheiten
    Nachhaltige Städte und Gemeinden
    Nachhaltige Konsum- und Produktionsmuster sicherstellen
    Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz
    Leben unter Wasser
    Leben an Land
    Frieden, Gerechtigkeit und starke Institutionen
    Partnerschaften zur Erreichung der Ziele
  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    We hope to learn and inspire each other about moving towards living in ways where we can rely less on supermarkets and the big companies. We are happy to share what we have learned so far about our growing here and our building working with a rammed earth house, our experiences as parents and our ideas about family life.

  • Projekte mit Kindern

    Projekte mit Kindern

    Dieses Projekt schließt möglicherweise den Umgang mit Kindern ein. Mehr Informationen findest du in unseren Verhaltensregeln und Tipps hier.

  • Arbeit


    We would like to honour the strengths and feelings of the volunteers as much as possible and have so many projects that hopefully there is something to suit everyones flow.

    Mainly the tasks will be gardening, helping with the house build, building wooden structures in the gardens, fencing, irrigation set up, looking after animals, and helping sometimes in the kitchen.

    We would like to create an area which just guests and volunteers can use with an outdoor kitchen, showers and loo. One of the first jobs of the volunteers could be to help design and build this using wood and cob.

  • Sprachen

    Gesprochene Sprachen
    Englisch: Fließend
    Portugiesisch: Gute Kenntnisse

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    Dieser Gastgeber gibt an, dass er dir gern seine Muttersprache beibringt oder selbst eine Sprache lernen möchte.
    Bitte wende dich direkt an ihn, um weitere Auskünfte zu erhalten.

  • Unterkunft


    We have plenty of private space for vans and campers and can also provide a tent with mattress and bedding. In the coming months we will also have a caravan for use with its own kitchen.

    The shower has hot water and is in an outside cubicle also the toilet is a compost loo.

    We are flexible in terms of how we arrange the food. Usually lunch is the meal we will all eat together, and other meals can be taken separately.

    We have one tent already and have two bell tents coming soon which will be for volunteers in their own camping area.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    There are alot of beautiful trails to walk in this area and Monchique is famous for its water, there are waterfalls to be found in certain spots and some incredible trees and views. Alferce is a sleepy village also about ten minutes away which has a traditional vibe and worth a visit. We are about 50 minutes drive to the west coast which has beautiful beaches, and we are always up for a trip.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    can accommodate all size vans.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

  • ...


    Maximum 4 hours, 5 days a week

Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 535511947434