Intentional eco-quinta seeks artists and nature-lovers in Southern Portugal.



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  • Description


    We are a budding intentional eco-project currently involved in setting up a healing/permaculture project on our land--an idyllic river valley in the hills behind Tavira in sunny Algarve.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    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

    we have a lot to share about permaculture, global shift/resilience movement, healthy living, spirituality, natural healing & unity consciousness...

  • Help


    many plans are brewing for artistic projects & installations reflecting the harmony of the surrounding nature... building eco structures from cane and cob, tents & tipis, stone paths & mosaic tile designs, etc . . . the land is a blank canvas here where artists can really express themselves !

    it is much appreciated that helpers are able to work efficiently and independently without constant supervision and that everyone cleans up after themselves to leave no footprint indoors and/or outdoors.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    Portuguese: 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


    at the moment there is limited indoor sleeping space--one private room with double bed plus one community room with one dubble loft & 2 single beds. also feel free to bring your tents...or build your OWN private house from materials found in the woods , stretch the limits of your creativity !

    please note that this ancient stone house is quite "rustique" and we are in the middle of a huge eco-renovation, thus lacking in many "modern" comforts like instant hot showers, etc... we also love to spend most of our time outdoors around the patio and hanging out in nature at our riverside beach .

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    every new volunteer is invited to spend one week at the quinta. within that week there is also plenty of free time for fantastic hiking opportunities in the hills & magical natural river swimming & sunbathing on premises from october till july .

    internet connection is extremely limited up here in the hills and there is also NO mobile or smart/ phone connection. my personal laptop is available for you 15 minutes every day for checking your mail or planning your next destination.

    please note that there is absolutely no smoking allowed anywhere on the property or in the vicinity & we do not drink alcohol or eat animals, so we also appreciate that you do not bring meat and/or alcohol along-- even for your own consumption. when you request to stay here at the quinta, please MENTION that you are in agreement so that i know you have read them & are informed, thanks :)

    it's requested that you please google "permaculture" to get an idea of our project to make sure you can resonate with the ideals of ecology, peace & spiritual evolution we strive to uphold and develope here.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    good satillite wifi connection for zoom and skype with 50GB ceiling per month ...dodgy mountain mobile signal.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    we have dogs and cats so pets must be calm and social.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 days per week - max 15 hours

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