Join our prototype community in gorgeous Coura, Northern Portugal

  • Portugal
  • Bisher 543 mal gespeichert
  • Letzte Aktivität: 09.02.2023



 Geforderte Mindest-Aufenthaltsdauer:  mindestens 3 Wochen



  • Beschreibung


    **House sitters needed for a 4-week period starting in early February**

    We want to demonstrate a way of intentional living in and with nature, in a forest, that is healing both for human and ecological communities. To create a rural co-housing, based on eco-construction, with both private houses and collective facilities, inside a beautiful diverse forest managed through agroecological practices. We want to show that an alternative to the stress, the pollution, and the noise of the city life is possible, comfortable, and affordable. And that there's a lot to gain in reducing consumption when the right choices are made!

    We are currently with two; Mathijs (NL), systems thinker, and my partner, Susana (PL) who is mainly occupied with creating permaculture gardens on the land and steering towards self-sufficiency. There is an enormous amount of work ahead of us, but experiencing the beauty of a learning process gives us a sense of wholeness.

    Apart from that, we aspire to be a nucleus for the (young but) budding local community through mutual sharing, exchange and cultural events.

    Ours is a gorgeous 1,5 ha of woodland in Silverto, Rubiães, Paredes de Coura where we are renovating an old farmhouse, tending our gardens and managing the transition of a naturally regenerated woodland towards a highly diverse food forest.

  • 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
  • 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

    Learning to live together is a journey that we and our guests have gone through. It's our experience that this is the most exciting but also the most challenging lesson of our times. While we were raised with the idea that things will continue to get better, we reject this. We will have to learn to rely on each other if we are going to be well. Learning to care, learning to communicate, learning to set limits.

    In addition, we are happy to share anything we know about a host of topics and activities. Susana has a wealth of experiences from living in autonomous communities, gardening, welding but also literature and anthropology. Mathijs has his background in physics and informatics and knows a lot about technology, economy, mathematics, informatics, cosmology. Both of us have a profound interest in consciousness, language and societal and community processes.

  • Arbeit


    In 2023 we are inviting you to join us in the process, we are looking for individuals and couples to join us to form a temporary/prototype community. As such, we prefer it if you stay longer, are autonomous, respect yourself and others and communicate your needs and limits clearly.

    We expect you to help maintain your and our space clean and comfortable, share in common household tasks (cleaning, cooking, shopping, animal care). Any additional work is literally voluntary. As such, we will not offer you food, we want to equally share in expenses.

    There is always a lot of work to be done (tree planting, forest maintenance, various construction works, coordination, household and animal care) and you are free to choose what to get involved in. If you stay longer, you could even develop some projects of your own.

  • Sprachen

    Gesprochene Sprachen
    Englisch: Fließend
    Niederländisch: Fließend
    Polnisch: Fließend
    Portugiesisch: Gute Kenntnisse

    Dieser Gastgeber bietet Sprachaustausch an
    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 are currently in the progress of upgrading our guest caravan with a diesel-heater so that you can comfortably stay throughout the winter. In the caravan there is a small stove, water, light and a small off grid solar system.

    Next to the caravan we have a dedicated parking spot for guests staying in their car or campervan.

    Our newly renovated house features a common living room/kitchen with fibre internet and a stove as well as a shared bathroom for us and our guests.

    During the warmer months (~mid April until Oktober), it's lovely to camp in the forest or sleep in a (weatherproof) hammock. We are happy to provide a tent with a mattress for you.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    Social interaction
    Like you, we are vulnerable human beings, and we like it that way. But we can only be vulnerable if we feel safe. Within a collective, this implies that our preferences are acknowledged, recognised, and that our essential needs, what we cannot do without, are met. Knowing and communicating needs and preferences is difficult, but not having our needs met, violates our personal limits and makes real intimacy impossible.

    If it is obvious to you to adapt your behaviour to those you choose to live around, if they do the same, you are welcome here!

    (Please start your message with a word *banana*, we only want to hear from you if you actually read our profile :D Thanks)

  • 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

    We've excellent fibre in the house and there's excellent 4G reception anywhere on the land (including the yurt).

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    There is a small parking area on the edge of the forest specifically for (medium-sized) campers or cars.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal


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