My name is Anne (IrishAnne) and I've been living on the sunny south side of Picota mountain in Monchique, for the last 31 years. Enjoying it's wilderness, fruits, isolation,quietness and views! Went from van to tipi to house! Reared 3-wonderful children.
Replanted and rebuilt after being hit by forrest fires in 2003.
We got hit again by the fires last August 2018 but luckily the house is still standing! So the replanting and clearing is underway, yet again, we continue to bring life back to the mountain with our love of nature.
Working and learning together in a sustainable ,ecological direction to prevent disaster hitting again.
Nowadays it's just me, 2 dogs, 3 cats.
Being a local yoga teacher, joining my classes will be fun and also sharing cooking and eating tasty vegetarian/vegan meals.
DIY and building projects
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
Learning pruning and planting and of course if desired beginning or deepening yoga practice and learning new culinary skills.
I am a very social person, so integrated in the local community, which makes it easy, as a visitor to get in touch with the Portuguese way of life.
Cutting burnt trees and scrubs, planting trees and fruit trees.
Knowledge of machinery a bonus but not necessary.
Rebuilding a burnt structures
Tent and soon a caravan
Hot showers and meals in the house
2 main meals a day and access to kitchen and fridge at all times.
Plenty of opportunities for hiking as
Local town of Monchique is 8 kms / 1,hr away. Lots of multicultural events taking place and lots of interesting people of all ages in the town and surrounding hillsides..
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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