Help with stone ruin renovation and child-care in the countryside not far from Caldas Da Rainha, Portugal



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  • Beschreibung


    Hello! We are Holly, Angus and our one year old baby Frida Sima. Plus 4x cats and 3x dogs!
    We are passionate about building with natural and/or recycled materials and our current focus is the renovation of a 100 year old stone ruin.
    We live on a large piece of land in the countryside not far from Caldas Da Rainha. The land consists of old oak woodland, meadow, vines and fruit trees. We bought our place in 2017 and have since been planting a lot of trees, managing the existing woodland, converting containers into a bedroom, kitchen and workshop, constructing a compost toilet and a shower.

    We like to work hard, and also play hard! We are both artists and photographers, and we met each other while studying Fine Art in London. We've been organising a mini-festival here and love a good dance party!
    We share some of our photography and writing online - ask us for the link

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Babysitten und Kinderbetreuung
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten

  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    We have spent lots of years travelling, doing volunteer projects ourselves, and love learning and exchanging skills with one another. We can share what we've learned about natural building and permaculture. Holly is a yoga / movement teacher and you'd be welcome to attend classes. Angus is a carpenter/maker and will happily show you some stuff if you're keen to learn.

  • Projekte mit Kindern

    Projekte mit Kindern

    Dieses Projekt schließt möglicherweise den Umgang mit Kindern ein. Mehr Informationen findest du in unseren Verhaltensregeln und Tipps hier.

  • Arbeit


    At the moment we're looking for help in two main areas, construction and child-care.
    Construction help could include:
    Rebuilding old sandstone walls, shaping stone, and re-pointing using lime mortar.
    Constructing shutter work for a concrete ring-beam on top of the walls of the house.
    General carpentry as well as traditional timber framing in preparation for cutting and joining the timbers for the roof.

    It would be particularly great to work with someone with experience in any of these areas or construction in general.

    We're also looking for some help taking care of our daughter, to allow us a bit more time working on the house. It would be wonderful to have someone here who is confident and creative in child-care.

    We love animals and all our cats and dogs have been rescued here. It would be a bonus if you're happy to help with feeding / walks.

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Englisch: Fließend
    Portugiesisch: Grundkenntnisse

  • Unterkunft


    We have a bell tent that we can put up on a decking in a private spot, or you're welcome to bring your own accommodation (van, tent etc). If you have a van, you can park up on a safe space within our land.
    We love to eat! We eat a mostly vegetarian diet and are very happy to adapt for vegetarians. We'll share meal times and food on all working days. Unfortunately we currently can not afford to pay for volunteer food on non-working days.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    Caldas Da Rainha is a lovely, creative town with a beautiful park, exhibitions, nice cafes and bars. We're surrounded by nature for exploring, the Serra de Aires e Candeeiros is great for hikes and we're 30 minutes from beautiful beaches. Sometimes we like to surf!

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Large space for campervans

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

  • ...


    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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