Help re-develop an old mill near the village of Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal

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Portugal

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    Last activity

    01/07/2022

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello.
    I'm Eric, a french man who traveled the world from the amazonas jungle to the high seas. Three years ago I walked the portugiese camino. At the very north of Portugal I passed an overgrown plot of land with an old mill on it and a river going close by. It was abandoned for over 60 years. I felt a strong energy coming from the land and I instantly fell in love. I completed the camino and then came back and bought the plot of land.

    My idea was to build a special place to recharge peoples souls and since the mill and the garden are roughly finished now, the first people can stay for a retreat at my place soon. Although for completely finishing the area there are a few projects that have to be completed first. To mention some of them there is a vegetable garden that has to be created (for juices and fresh food) and the swimming pool has to be finished as well!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The village of Vila Nova de Cerveira is very close and has bars, restaurants, library and pharmacy.
    every Saturday there is a market in the village. There is also a nice path along the river that you can go for a walk.

  • Help

    Help

    Since my place is supposed to function as a retreat center when everything is finished, I need loads of help to get everything done in the next months. I mainly need help with the following: cooking healthy vegetarian meals, cleaning the house, some gardening and just lending a hand wherever needed.
    Although people who have experience with gardening, construction, physical therapy or teaching yoga will be preferred!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    I have 3 private rooms.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Transport connections: Express buses from Porto and Spain there is also Train service from Vigo and Porto. takes about 1h from Porto and about 40 min from Vigo.

    The village of Vila Nova de Cerveira is very close and has bars, restaurants, library and pharmacy.
    every Saturday there is a market in the village. There is also a nice path along the river that you can go for a walk.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 6 hours a day, 5 days a week (max 25 hours/week)

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