Working and learning together in a sustainable ,ecological direction to prevent disaster hitting again. Algarve, Portugal

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Portugal

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    22/09/2019

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  2019 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    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.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Help with Eco project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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.

  • Help

    Help

    Cutting burnt trees and scrubs, planting trees and fruit trees.
    Knowledge of machinery a bonus but not necessary.
    Rebuilding a burnt shed.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Portuguese, basic German, limited French

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Tent and soon a caravan
    WiFi available
    Hot showers and meals in the house
    2 main meals a day and access to kitchen and fridge at all times.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • 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: 229217392786