Based on the permaculture principles, we are creating a retreat where people can care for people and the earth in a sustainable manner, eating well, learning the language and emerge in the culture, and experience the slow and wonderful pace of the Portuguese life.
The olive grove is 1 acre facing west, with one well, a few terraces with very good soil and a small building. Mature oak trees, pine, beautiful and well established olive trees, fruit trees and vines.
Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
you can learn the language and be emerged in the culture, and experience the slow and wonderful pace of the Portuguese life. Be involved in the early stages of the project, play a very important role on planning and designing, exchange life experiences, have fun and express yourself in the most freeing way - working with the earth, with nature. We will provide breakfast and lunch, and we will work 5 hours in the morning.
We are looking for someone that loves nature, creative, food lover, has or not children, familiar with permaculture, experience in natural building, organic gardening, water systems and most of all with the life force to be part of a new and fun journey.
The plan for spring-summer 2016:
- Plant a diverse orchard on swales
- design and construct a timber frame house
- build compost loo/ shower room
- Build a storage space using local materials (fire wood and construction materials.
- Restore and redecorate the future plunging pool.
-Create water catchment (swales, and irrigation system)
Portuguese, English, spanish
Currently we are bridging between cosy village house (in VILA COVA DE ALVA-Arganil). We are at a walking distance from the land. You will be staying with us, in the land , camping. We have an outdoor kitchen, compost toilet, no running water at the moment. But we can use the house to have a hot shower, and beautiful spring water in the village.
This region is surrounded by Xisto Trails, walk through beautiful small villages with very interesting and traditional architecture; natural parque (monte da margaraça, serra da estrela), water falls (fraga da pena), a beautiful Chrystal clear river (Alva) were you can swim and fish after April . There is a 2nd hand marked once a month (in Barril), and champgne sunday event (in Benfeita), open mics and lots more. There is also buses and lift share available with the wide foreigner community.
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Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week