We are an Eco Hostel and Retreat Centre located in the heart of the Sintra Mountain Range classified by Unesco as a World Heritage Site. We offer private and shared accommodation located in 8.6 Acres (3.5 ha) of luxurious gardens and walking trails including an Olympic size irrigation tank where you can swim.
Our house is sited in one of the oldest properties of Sintra - Quinta dos Lobos. It dates to the 12st century. Our place was named Almáa which means “The Water” in Arabic due to the influence of the moors in this region and the fresh spring water that supplies the house and the gardens. “Alma” also means soul in Portuguese and other Latin Languages.
Our country house is run on green and ethical principles.
The house has been completely renovated using existing materials as much as possible. Our beliefs in sustainability and in helping one another motivated us to manufacture our furniture from recycled materials. Local artists have done this with the help of third sector entities including charities, voluntary organizations and social enterprises. These groups are also our main suppliers. We endeavour to use permaculture principles in all these activities.
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Workawayers will work in a friendly environment with both Portuguese and international people in a relaxed though hard working atmosphere. We offer a bed in a dorm just for staff and breakfast for 4 days, 28 hours a week work There´s also an opportunity to do the night shift (we don’t have 24-hour reception so you can sleep at night) 6 days a week with all the meals and a wage. Volunteers can experience new cultures, meet people from around the world and contact with different spiritual and personal development therapies.
Dieser Host bietet Unterkunft und Bezahlung.
Eco Hostel and Retreat Centre is looking for a Serious, Motivated and Hard Workers to join our little team. Cozy atmosphere in the national park of Sintra mountain range although at a 15 minutes’ walk to the centre of the village, close to transport and beach! Volunteers will be responsible for everything from that is done in an Eco Hostel and Retreat Centre from helping with tourist, general maintenance, help in the house, cleaning to reception.
Bed in a dorm just for staff
Sintra is a mountain range and a city and municipality in the Greater Lisbon region of Portugal. It is a major tourist destination in Portugal, famous for its picturesqueness and for its many historic palaces and castles. The Cultural Landscape of Sintra was classified by Unesco as a World Heritage Site
The historic center of the Vila de Sintra is well-known for its 19th-century Romanticist architecture, historic estates and villas, gardens, and many royal palaces and castles.
Sintra is also known for its many gardens and nature parks, including the Sintra-Cascais Nature Park and the Sintra Mountains. Sintra's most iconic landmarks include the mediaeval Castle of the Moors, the romanticist Pena National Palace and the Portuguese Renaissance Sintra National Palace with its two enormous white chimneys, it was a royal palace until the early 1900.
Sintra’s boundaries go all the way to the coast, and the westernmost point of continental Europe, Cabo da Roca.
Sintra’s coast is beautiful and a popular for water sports, a couple activities enjoyed there include surfing and paragliding.
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