Helping building a strawbale house in time for our baby's birth

  • Portugal
  • Bisher 163 mal gespeichert
  • Letzte Aktivität: 23 Juli 2023



 Geforderte Mindest-Aufenthaltsdauer:  1 Woche oder weniger



  • Beschreibung



    We are Lucy and Francisco and we've been living here for almost two years.
    Previously I was working in my cousins project (which is also our neighbor) but now I've been focusing more on our little piece of land.
    Lucy is pregnant, very pregnant, and I'm on a race against time to finish our small strawbale house in time for the baby's birth.
    We live in a beautiful part of Monchique and although you can still see the "scars" from last year's fire it is amazing to see how everything is recovering so well.
    I'm (Francisco) portuguese but I lived in the UK for seven years working on environmental conservation. Whilst living there I met Lucy which is a shoe maker and leather worker and then we decided to follow our dream of living in the countryside, breathing the good air and drinking fresh living water.

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
  • 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

    You'll be able to learn about natural building and hear from us and our neighbours what it is like to start a project like ours. We are one of 6 families living in neighbouring farms and sharing a common goal which is to recover the native forest of Monchique.
    You'll also benefit from drinking fresh, pure water and to have the best swimming pond at your disposal! That is on my cousins land but people are welcome to use it.
    Monchique is quite a magical place and has beautiful places to visit. Because of its hills, industrial agriculture never reached here and you'll still be able to see how people used to farm in the old days.
    The people from Monchique are incredibly friendly and the food is just amazing!
    45 Min drive away there are the most beautiful beaches in Portugal that we go to regularly so you'll be able to join us.

  • Arbeit


    At the moment it's all about building. You will have to have an interest in natural building I guess.
    We are almost finishing the roof and then we will have to make interior walls using straw and clay and render the whole house with clay render on the interior and lime on the exterior.

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Englisch: Fließend
    Spanisch: Fließend
    Portugiesisch: Fließend

  • Unterkunft


    There's a tent you can stay in and we have air mattresses too. We've been living in a tent for the last few months too. We have an semi outdoor kitchen and hot shower.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    Monchique is full trails that you can explore walking. The most beautiful beaches in Portugal are about 45 min away and in Spring/Summer we plan to go at least once a week. You will be welcome to join us.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal


  • ...


    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 639166671717

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