Volunteer above the beautiful Santa Clara Dam/Lake Southern Portugal



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    Close to the beautiful village of Santa Clara-a-Velha, is a small, would be, smallholding,
    At the moment I need help with simple things like clearing rubbish from the land ( left by the previous owners ) painting, clearing shrub land for future use etc. Peaceful mindfulness, bringing meditation into our every moment whatever we are engaged upon is the daily aim , happiness, music,singing,dancing , artistic expressions of all kinds are all great and there is always 'time' to explore our own stillness. There is also plenty of time for swimming which in 'my world' is the most important daily activity. The lake is a short walk away and is bliss to swim in.
    There are longer term aim for this beautiful place but I am right at the beginning of the transformation so input, energy and humour are as equally welcome as loving people. I will not always be able to accommodate Workaways but single travellers are very welcome.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Art Projects

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learning the life of a closely knit Portuguese community, enjoying wildlife and wild beauty. We have eagles, otters, javali, mongoose, foxes, golden oriel, kingfishers, swallows galore, storks etc.etc. We also enjoy the purest,cleanest water in Europe, and we swim in it!!!

  • Help


    We are looking for builders/painters/ Handy folk/ /Gardeners... Preferably people who can be tidy and spirituality aware.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Volunteers would either have their own room or possibly their own small cottage depending on the work that needed doing at the time

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Regular Meditations in-between trips to the lake for swims are the norm, being aware of guidance throughout our daily activities in order to be as 'responsible' as possible and evolve our souls.
    I am an author. Music and painting are also daily joys so musicians and artists are doubly welcome!!

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    3-5 hours per day (5 days)

Host ref number: 16833241384a