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Hi and welcome to Portugal!
My name is Mike, a very active 52 years young, and I own 1.5 hectares of off-grid loveliness near Castelo Branco in central Portugal. It's a beautiful place - rugged, wild and free with great mountain views.
This project was originally set up in the UK as a safe and chilled space at festivals to help people who may have done too much, lost their friends, or who were simply not up for a full-on party. A place were anyone can meet and make connections, and relax with people from all walks of life.
Our aim is to bring a little of that festival vibe here to Portugal, on a smaller scale. A haven to gather your thoughts, relax and enjoy nature but at the same time have the opportunity to interact with others, experience the off-grid lifestyle and help build an amazing place for all to enjoy.
We are totally off-grid - facilities are very basic so please do not expect a palace unless of course, you fancy building one with us! As we live in the wild, you need to be comfortable with having the local wildlife living around you. The birds here sing at night which is quite magical to experience, and we're lucky enough to catch occasional sightings of wild boar.
It is a true off-grid experience but with fun as the number one priority - in our eyes this lifestyle is not work - we do things because we want to, not because we have to. We understand that many people use their holiday time to do Workaways, so it's important to us that it should be fun, and not leave you exhausted each day. We're a fan of Portugal Time, no rush - it's about the journey, not the destination.
We have fantastic neighbours in the broader valley, with always lots going on, including an outdoor solar cinema showing great films once a fortnight, and other get-togethers on a regular basis.
We promote healthy active living in natural surroundings with the aim to be self sufficient based on permaculture principles.
This is a place that people can come to make connections, share their lives and experience a different way of living with other like-minded people - we'd love for you to join us!
Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
We live in a multicultural valley of which there are eight nationalities in our small community. English, German, Spanish, Belgian, Australian, American, Ukrainian, Portuguese. Etc (Some of us speak multiple languages). We draw on lots of experience working together to get things done.
Our skill sets include:
Food production and harvesting
Building and renovation
Local property knowledge
This area of Portugal has a unique beauty. Castelo Branco, which is the closest city is only 20 minutes away by car and is an easy train ride from Lisbon
There are two main projects. Base Camp and Top Camp.
Base Camp job list:
* convert van to camper
* refloor main caravan
* build a swimming pool
* Art projects
* New compost toilet and shower block
* wood shed
* finish "Lodge"
* plant gardens
* plant a food forest
* compost toilet
* outside kitchen
* yoga platforms
* art projects
There is so much more we want to say about the variety of projects in the broader valley. We are confident you will find something you will love to do either here, or with our friendly neighbours.
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We would like to learn Portuguese.
1) There is a large caravan with; wood heater, hot showers, a fully operational kitchen which can accommodate two to three people.
2) There is a camper which also comes with cooking facilities and a double bed, suitable for a couple or a single person.
3) - not yet available - There is a second camper in the process of being converted which will become available when completed.
There is a composting toilet, a cartridge toilet, communal chill-out tents (with fans in the summer). In the broader valley there is a solar cinema, bar, chill out areas and lots of friendly people. There is free WiFi near the main caravan and access to a washing machine. The valley does regular events, sometimes even hosted by our resident DJ.
We are non-profit, but are hoping that people get enthusiastic about our projects. You can do as much or as little as you want. If you do work we will feed you.
We are looking for people to come and get interactive with the community. We hope the workawayers will share their knowledge and eexperience with us.
There is usually someone in the valley heading into the city where all services are available. There are many local river beaches to visit during summer and several natural beauty spots.
Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang
Wir besitzen Tiere
Wir sind Raucher
We have WiFi and solar power available.
There are spaces in the valley for large vehicles up to a 3.5 tonne limit. Small campers are fine.
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We start when we want to start and finish when we want to finish #portugaltime. No slave drivers here.
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