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




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    Welcome here.
    We offer an experience of living together, hosting events and retreats.

    ***From MONDAY SEPTEMBER 19th TO 30th***
    we are looking for volunteers who are
    and willing to learn to build with clay and straw. The aim is to build a new communal kitchen partly with natural materials. We will start with a foundation and roof.

    ***For other volunteers offer spaces again from December on.***
    In general we are looking for support in building, renovating, repairing, improving and maintenance.
    Preparing the space for events is another task for us and volunteers. This includes cleaning, making beds, arranging the space.

    We would like volunteers to stay for a period of min. 1 month unless there are special circumstances that were discussed beforehand. Often after this time we prolong the stay (some people stayed up to 6 months :-)

    Working times are 3 hours per day, 5 days per week (not necessarily Monday to Friday). We offer free accommodation in a shared dorm or you can set up a tent.
    If you want to join the communal meals and use all the communal food, we ask 25€ per week.

    About us:
    We aim to support the development of human potential by dance, arts, meditation, being in nature, sharings, attending classes and workshops together. 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 events about for example dance (Contact Improvisation, contemporary, Gaga), ecstatic dance, somatic practices, dance jams, personal development labs and workshops like clowning, drumming...

    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

    Art Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    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 lauching a shares selling campaign for our cooperative.

  • Languages spoken

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

  • Accommodation


    We have a small dorm with one bunk bed and one normal bed only 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

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    Hours expected

    3 hours a day, 5 days a week

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