Support a project focused on dance, art and human development in the hills of Arrábida, Portugal

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  • Last activity: 24 Sep 2023



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description



    Calling all construction volunteers!
    Are you someone that loves home improvement projects and wants to support our growing community, build our new kitchen and core team house?
    Someone who has some experience in construction, kitchen remodeling, tiling, and plastering?
    Then we have just the right project for you!
    Between October 2nd-14th, we will be finalizing the interior portion of our new kitchen!
    With the exterior built from clay by hand this last year, we are now seeking the support of carpenters or those with a construction background to see this amazing project to the end! But the biggest focus will be on renovating our team house. Plastering, tiling, plumbing will be needed.

    As a building volunteer during these 2 weeks, you’ll have accommodations provided for you along with the opportunity to join in on our communal meals.
    For more information and to find out how to become a volunteer for this project, please reach out to us
    We offer an experience of living together, hosting events and retreats.

    About us:
    We aim to support the development of human potential by dance, arts, meditation, being in nature, sharings, classes and workshops. We try to integrate our learning about ourselves into our daily lives. We value a communal living, share meals, conversations, art, knowledge, and life.

    Our space is used by groups and individuals for various retreats, classes and weekly events for example:
    Dance (Contact Improvisation, contemporary dance, Gaga), ecstatic dance, somatic practices, sound healing, meditation, heart sharing, theatre improvisation, clowning, drumming, singing circles...

    We are located in the Natural Park of Arrábida, surrounded by hills in a beautiful landscape. The tranquillity and energy brings a sense of peace that allows rest and regenerate.
    Forest and mountain walks can start right from the house. Stunning beaches are a 15min drive away. Rock climbing possibilities near by.
    The towns of Palmela and Setúbal are nearby, and from Lisbon it is possible to get here in 45 min by public transportation.

    We aim to answer all the requests we are receiving, even it might take sometimes a few days, since we are a small team. We kindly ask you to write us only if you are truly interested and capable of coming.

    Our communal kitchen is vegan/vegetarian and mostly gluten-free. Our vegetables and fruits come mostly from a close by farm which grows organic.
    We are a drug-free zone, with some celebratory exceptions.

    As a volunteer, you can use the dance studio whenever there is no event happening or core members are needing it. You can take part in all the events and classes happening here. Most of the times for a reduced price, depending what the organizers decide.

    ***Let´s connect so creation and growth can happen!***

    We are looking forward to welcoming you!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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

    Finding a space where your skills are welcomed. Sharing vegan/vegetarian cooking skills.
    Besides learning how to handle tools, machines, we want to empower you to change things and not just accept if something is broken. (On a very practical level: you don't need to throw the toaster away just because the plug is broken ;-) )
    And we dance, research about human development and try to connect on deeper levels.

  • Help


    We are now especially looking for someone who can support us in researching ways of fundraising, and launching a shares selling campaign for our cooperative. Also need for a "handyman" with skills of building, repairing and maintaining our buildings.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    Portuguese: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    We have two small dorms for volunteers.
    You can also come in your own van or with your own tent.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located in the valley of Natural Park of Arrábida, surrounded by hills and beautiful woods. The tranquility and energy of the surroundings brings a sense of peace that allows rest and regeneration.
    The towns Palmela and Setubal are nearby, and from Lisbon it is possible to get here in 45 min with public transportation.

    You can enjoy nature walks, visiting neighboring towns or Lisbon, beautiful beaches nearby, cultural activities.
    Sometimes we enjoy doing things together. Dancing, meditation, forest walks, workshops, beach time, etc.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 4-5 days a week

Host ref number: 185826416466

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