Building an art & crafts residence in our valley in Arrabida, Portugal

  • Bisher 1029 mal gespeichert
  • Letzte Aktivität: 18 Mai 2024

Verfügbarkeit

  2024 

 Geforderte Mindest-Aufenthaltsdauer:  mindestens 1 Monat

J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D

Informationen

  • Beschreibung

    Beschreibung

    Please read our complete description before applying, thank you!

    Arriving here you’ll find yourself on multiple hectares of beautiful land in Palmela, Portugal. The land is a part of Arrábida National Park, some 30 minutes from Lisbon and just 10 minutes from the beach. There are a couple of buildings (or should we say ruins...?) which we want to turn into greenhouses, (textile-, wood-, ceramic-, metal-) workshops, public kitchens etc. The fertile ground is home to our beloved syntropic food forrest and will keep on giving oranges, walnuts, avocados and more in the future. Next door you’ll find a coffee bar, run by a funny team of elderly locals. 

    In July 2022, a forest fire burned most of the land. How unfortunate this might be, we want to see it as a fact of life, and a good start for our project. We let it grow, just like nature. And, with regards to the forest fires: if you know anything about water management, you're more than welcome!

    The exchange!

    Since 2019, our international volunteer programme has hosted over 100 people, from a diverse range of backgrounds with a wide variety of skills. The opportunity to work within this field means you can either develop your existing expertise, or pick up new skills! Volunteers can quickly learn about construction, renovation and the constant maintenance that is necessary to keep a large piece of land running. More below under "help requested"!
    With other people staying on the property and local friends visiting daily, you have the chance to meet interesting people.
    We are currently looking for people who are willing to do construction and clearing out spaces, there will be little gardening/planting for the rest of the summer.

    There is a public kitchen where you can cook and share meals with other volunteers. We can adapt to all dietary preferences and the expenses for everyday meals are covered.
    We have plenty of space for campervans on our property. If you're arriving on foot we can accommodate you in one of our rooms or stationary caravans.

    Niko is always around to guide you and help you with your questions, if André is out and about to get material or spend time with his son Inox!

    About your host, André:
    “Building a new life in Portugal, just south of Lisbon in the mountains on the seaside. Arrabida region, in beautiful village of Palmela. with my 4 year old son Inox Luka, living in a gigantic classic winehouse complex, after loosing his mom in a tragedy.
Natural park of Arrabida starts in front of our doors, we look over Lisbon, and the ocean and Setubal at the end of our street. 
I'm a refugee of living in the fast lane of Northern Europe. Fled for the oceans of ambitions, political, artistic and environmental pollution to start all over again under the Portuguese sun. 
Trying to find a life more connected, lesser organized, lesser efficient and lesser ambitious. 
Time and place is what matters and no fear for failure, embrace failure, we're all so obsessed by success. Fearless jumping into this great adventure in the search for enlighting, profoundness and truthfulness avoiding regretting things I have not done in life. 
I live day by day, the care of my son is in hands of my mom and sister, 2 amazing Portuguese superwomen who support me in the chase of the light. 
Starting from scratch a new life with arts and environmental issues central. I'm an artist, entrepreneur, art director from Holland. Setting up my art studios, gallery , artist in residence and a food forest. 
among others are ceramics, textiles, silkscreen, blacksmith, welding, driftwood and Ocean plastics the studios that I already built or am building, all studios are around the art gallery under construction in the winehouse that I live in and in our farm down the sand road, where you would be staying with the other volunteers.. Monthly I receive creative forces and friends from Holland to support us wherever necessary and by so connecting artists, designers, farmers and searchers from all over the world right here in this little village of Palmela where time seems to stand still like a Fellini film. 
From here you catch the bus to Lisbon in 40minutes you're at Oriente station and you can take the bike or the scooter to the beach.
I live with my 3 chickens(Maria Mercedes, Maria Guadalupe & Maria do céu)..
And before you react remember I'm the most chaotic person you'll ever meet 😊🥴 but like I always say, you don't go to a Chinese restaurant ordering a pizza. 
The voyage is more important then our destination.
 Andre”

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kunstprojekte
    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Hausarbeiten
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Since 2019, our international volunteer programme has hosted over 100 people, from a diverse range of backgrounds with a wide variety of skills. The opportunity to work within this field means you can either develop your existing expertise, or pick up entirely new skills! Volunteers can quickly learn about gardening, reforestation, construction, renovation and the constant maintenance that is necessary to keep a large piece of land running. With other people staying on the property and local friends visiting daily, you have the chance to meet interesting people.

  • Arbeit

    Arbeit

    We are always looking for people with manual skills, such as carpentry, electricity, engineering, construction work, renovation. Be prepared to help in maintenance which is necessary to keep the whole thing running, such as logistical tasks, cleaning, cooking, carrying stones, pruning and looking after our animals.

    Please give us specific examples of your skills and experience (also those not mentioned above!) For example: You know how to weld? You have lived in a food forrests? You enjoy fixing tools? Decluttering is your passion? You’ve always cooked for your 10 siblings?
    Don’t be shy, we love to hear it!



    Anyone who is open-minded, motivated, and excited to be a part of the team can apply!

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Deutsch: Fließend
    Englisch: Fließend
    Spanisch: Fließend
    Französisch: Fließend
    Niederländisch: Fließend
    Portugiesisch: Fließend

  • Unterkunft

    Unterkunft

    We have several rooms and campers to choose from. Even better if you're joining with your own camper van! We usually eat together and can adapt to all dietary preferences!

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    surfing, hiking, visit Lisbon and Setubal, drive 20mins to see wild flamingos, live music, markets, exhibitions, festivals

  • 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

    yes, we have a stable WiFi connection

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    yes, we have space for campers/vans

  • Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    if they don't chase our chickens :)

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

  • ...

    Arbeitszeiten

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 977456547734

Feedback (9)



Weitere Bilder

Feedback

Dies sind zusätzliche optionale Bewertungen, wenn Mitglieder Feedback hinterlassen. Es wird die im Schnitt hinterlassene Bewertung für jede Option angezeigt.

Korrekte Angaben im Profil: (5.0)

Kultureller Austausch: (4.4)

Kommunikation: (5.0)











Help us with gardening and small DIY projects in Mexilhoeira Grande, Portugal
Help and explore the beautiful Algarve countryside in S Bartolomeus de Messines, Portugal