Help to create our vegan, off-grid paradise in Algarve, Portugal



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    :::::: We are three girls, we are vegan, we don't have running water ( yet, but soon to come ::::::::

    ::::We would prefer females/ queers but respectful males are very welcome as well :D :::::

    ::::Please note that it is VERY remote here, the next shop is 12km away and we can't offer rides!:

    Hello! We are Baru and Kathi, a married couple from Czech Republic and Germany.. and of course Kiri, our little fury friend :)
    We have travelled for about two years in our self converted campervan before we developed the wish to settle down somewhere (at least a bit :D).

    It was always our dream to live somewhere in beautiful nature, buy our own piece of land and create our own little paradise... Come and help us to create it.

    Now we found our perfect place in southern Portugal and are part of an amazing vegan neighborhood! Together we own over 100 hectares of beautiful hilly land, only 8Km from the most beautiful beaches. We cant believe how lucky we are!
    Each member has their own spot and their own life. There is no regular community activities going on, but of couse some of us meet sometimes :) also other community members have volunteers sometimes as well, so often we play cards in the evening.

    Unfortunately last June was a huge fire and burned down the entire land.
    Luckily our little house survived!
    Now we are working to make our land a beautiful and green paradise again.

    In general we prefer long term volunteers, but with a "test" Time for both sides to see if we like each other.


    We have a lot of different tasks:

    - cutting burned trees and making them into
    firee wood
    - preparing garden beds for the veggie garden
    - creating paths and steps with stone mosaic
    - digging holes for trees and planting trees
    - cooking :)
    - clearing the land
    - chopping wood and collecting wood pieces

    We only expect you to help us for 2-3 hours per day so you have enough time to enjoy the nature or go surf if you have a car :)


    <3 --VEGAN ONLY-- <3

    We would love to cook and eat meals together, but please understand that we are not able to pay food for you at the moment.
    So if you would like to you may contributes with 20€ per week and we cook together. Or you can provide your food yourself. But it's in exchange of of only two hours per day of easy job. We are more looking for social exchange

    You are very welcome to come and help, no matter if you are vegan or not. (Of course you would have to be open to veganism - or even better want to go vegan yourself :D) We just ask you kindly - in case that you wanna bring own food- to no bring or eat animal products here. ;)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We cant promise if and what exactly you will learn here, I guess it depends who you are and what you already know.. and also what we will do during your stay :) You will definitely have an insight how we live off grid in the nature. If you are interested in this topic you definitely can get a lot of information about solar, water and other.
    If you dont know how a vegan diet provide you with proteins you definitely can learn a lot here as well :D
    We cant offer a portuguese cultural experience because we unfortunately have no portuguese members and also, we dont speak portuguese (yet).

    If you have a car and want to go surf, we have 4 surfboards which you can rent for 5 € per day (with a deposit of 50€)
    This money will go 100% into buying new trees so you are doing a good thing with renting them :D

  • Help


    You will get dirty, from mud and from burned trees so better bring some clothes what can get dirty :D we have as well no washing machine.

  • Languages spoken

    Czech: Fluent
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have some spaces in volunteers house and tent

    Please be aware that it is still very basic here. But we have running drinking water
    We have only outdoor shower.
    And composting toilet.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have wifi at our house but sometimes the connection is shit :D
    Our place is really remote, its 3km to the next tiny village and 12km to the next shop. If you don't have a car you would have to walk or hitchhike (it's usually quite easy around here) If you have a dog, we have to talk about wether it's possible because of our dog and our neighbors cats, we would have to try how it works :)
    Here is a phone signal

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    If you have your own internet you can contact us about the details.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    For van people it is perfect here :)

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    If you have perfectly behaved unproblematic animal, we can try it and see if it works. We don't like to have here a chaos :)

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    10 hours per week

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