i'm Guillaume , belgian guy and do it yourself addict who wanna make a nice typycal alentejano house even more beautiful and peacefull , i have just discovered this exchange platform and find it really nice :) so i welcome everybody who wanna help a bit in a restauration project ... i have started this project last year but there is still something to be done. This summer i bring a few kilos of materials and ideas ! Just let s try to do something with this :)) And let s take a deep breathe of fresh air in this wonderful Alentejo . Makers , creative peoples and good vibes are highly welcome .
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
after traveling and living in a few different countries I really like to share experiences of life and points of view , what i propose is not so much to get enter in an etablished business .. not at all ! just let s take a look around us and see what we can do! guests will enjoy a different way of life .. here everobody say hello and local farmers sells their own products directly at your door, things are going slower than everywhere else and it s really great feeling ! You will also enjoy presence of my locals friends and others volunteers
There is no special helps needed ! As this house is old it needs some maintenance as fixing and painting the walls, main plan in the next months would be to decorate the place and make some modifications in the garden and around the pool which need to be fixed too, we mainly use local stones , wood and other materials we can find around here .. i m also planning to start a permaculture garden , some green hands will be welcome .
this is a typical house from alentejo , walls are made with mud , even if it s 35 degrees outside it s always fresh into those walls ! located between in ourique and Castro Verde, in a really quiet village. There is a few rooms you can use as you want ! you can also put your tent outside or just sleep in a 5 billions stars hotel ! this is definitely a perfect place to do
this is located in a nearly desert area .. there is a bus that brings you to Castro verde .. 5 kms behind the house there is a huge lake called ' Baragem da rocha ' There is no nightclubs in the area but a lot of popular events during summer happens around.. Mostly i like to move to the beach during weekends for surfing or else.. That s more a place to chill and take a walk in the nature . After work on the swimming pool will be done , you can enjoy it as much as you can for sure :)
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week