Live in a natural, sustainable and ecofriendly way and help with building and gardening in Chãos, Portugal



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    Hello, i am Paulo and i am living in a abandoned village in the centre of Portugal.. There is only 2 people living permanently in here... This valley was a old roman villa where they used to make olive oil and wine exploration... Nowdays its full with olive, oak, corkoak and fig trees... Since i moved i had the vision to make a ecovillage in this place, therefore i need help with the diferent projects to come... keep on building clay infrastructures, compost toilet, make swales in the land wich will mean a lot oif digging through the year, cleaning the land, making gardens and transforming(clean the land and trees) the landscape..
    as it was a roman villa it has ancient roman roas and still standing roman bridge over the small river that passes close to the village... It has beautifull hicking trails and its full of wild medicinal and eatable plants...
    This is situated close to Tomar (Templar City), and also to Fátima (santuary, pilgrimige cristian place) and also to other beautifull places....

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellers can come and learn more about susteinabilty in nature, in all it´s diferent aspects... They also can learn portuguese and about the portuguese way of living, now and past... Here is also a place of spiritual exchange...

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    I am looking for people that would like to live for sometime in nature, in a natural, susteinable and ecofriendly way... I look for buiders (with or without experience), gardeners(w or wout exp), also, people that like to help with simple tasks like: cleaning the house , getting and spliting wood, cooking, cleaning the land, etc..

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    Travellers will have a guest bed in the guest room, inside the 1st floor of the house...

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Around theres diferent beautifull places to visit, at driving distance.. all around theres very nice hicking trails... Transport is ok to bring u close by but not till the village( normally i will pick u up in the closest stop)

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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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 227847992347