Eco-construction project and vegetable garden in Igreja Nova, Mafra, Portugal

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  • Description


    We speak bad English but we can improve by practicing! We prefer people who also speak Portuguese or Italian, to avoid difficult communication or misunderstandings. We have an eco-sustainable low cost construction project in a very interesting small location. Surrounded by greenery, our camper is supporting to host people. We need strong and willing arms, the house is designed elevated, made of wood, glass and raw earth.
    A few kilometers from Mafra, Sintra and Ericeira, with enchanted places nearby. We have three children aged 7, 4 and 21 months old, a very sweet little dog, and two cats. Pleasure in eating healthy.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can learn an ecological and economical way, to design a house, starting from your own needs, design to live friendly to the surrounding environment.
    We will be happy to share our ideas and our space.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    The work we want to do is brilliant, but alone it is longer and we want to finish.. ! It's about helping Daniel, who works as a carpenter and designed the house, for this reason it is good to be familiar with wooden beams and strength to move glass without breaking them!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Italian: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent
    English: Beginner

    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


    We have a sleeping place in a camper in the land, or we can set up a tent! Our house will be available to share breakfast, lunch will be brought and shared on the place where the small building is being born, dinner at home.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The place where you will stay is full of options, Lisbon can be reached by bus in 35 minutes, Sintra by train (we are at the foot of the Mafra Gare train station)
    You can explore the surrounding nature with walks in the paths near the mills or along the Lizandro River, the waterfall of Anços or the volcano of Lexim, and the small village typical of Mata Pequena.

  • A little more information

    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?


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    Hours expected

    4 horas por dia, 4 dias por semana

Host ref number: 246853377921

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