Live a more sustainable way of life and help create an alternative farm in Sintra, Portugal

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Portugal

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi! My name is David and I'm originally from Madrid, Spain. Me and my partner Laura, from São Paulo, Brazil, recently found a land in Portugal, specifically on Sintra area, by a magic ecosystem of cliffs, wild beaches and abundant mountains 40 min far from Lisbon.
    Our aim is to live a more sustainable way of life recovering our sovereignty towards this system that we don't feel part of.
    For that purpose, we are trying to use the resources that the land provides mindfully and designing a efficient system to use our energy and the energy of the land. The next steps are recovering the well to provide water, building a wood stove, planting our veggies and medicinal plants, etc.
    We also want to develop areas to take care of animals, a laboratory where we want to explore some alchemy and create our natural products...

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • 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

    We are learning how to inhabit a land based on sustainable principles from scratch. We enter on the the land on a very wild state after more than 20 years being abandoned and little by little we are manifesting our dreams and creating life again.
    Also, you can feel how it is to live on a yurt when we spend sometime on our house. There is also planned to build a teepee so we can share some experiences inside there.

    About the cultural exchange that will happen when you join us, we are already a pretty multicultural couple that have lived on different areas of the world and have friends from all over. So there is already a symbiosis of cultures quite interesting which we are very honored to share with you.

  • Help

    Help

    At the moment we have the need of building different infrastructures. So far we have set a yurt and cleaned as much land as we were able to do. Our next steps are developing a system to get water from the well and build a dry toilet including a shower, then build a external kitchen and a secondary house to stay.
    For that phase we need someone ideally who has skills and with knowledge of carpentry and bio construction that deals good with recycled materials, which we have plenty, and have experience on permaculture designs to help us designing the next steps of the land

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The accommodation provided consists on a cozy room with wooden floor and roof on a village 8 min from our land, on a secondary space that we have to support our project. The village is called Penedo and its located on the middle of Sintra mountains, with a very rich heritage of old houses and a very magic and calm vibe, with a conscious community of people who does different alternative activities. The house itself has a very beautiful view of the mountains. All in all, the area is truly quiet and perfect to rest and reconnect with nature and yourself.
    We will provide proper breakfasts and a lunch, usually vegan or vegetarian which local products from the region

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Very near of the land you have at walking distance the Cabo da Roca, the most western point on Europe. Is a quite stunning spot to connect with the ocean and feel the atlantic winds. Also, on the surroundings there are very great spots to walk around. 10 minutes walking from the land there is the Serra de Peninha, which amazing trails to hike. And like 10 minutes walking you reach Praia da Adraga, a wild and amazing beach that we really love.
    Then, 10 min by bus you are in Colares, the biggest village on the area. On 25 minutes you reach Sintra city with its amazing monuments and old castles. And if you want to hang in the city you can take a bus to Sintra or Cascais and from there commute to the centre of Lisbon all in around an hour

  • 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

    The space available for vans is quite big and private

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Máximo 4-5 horas al día, 5 días a la semana



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