Me and my friend bought this steep piece of land a few years ago and are doing permaculture stuff and building our own homes using the earth and stones around us. I am 60 and have lived in Alentejo for 20+ years. I am creative person and know lots of crafts and like to share. I need help with finishing building my kitchen and bedroom extension out of cob. This autumn (2018) I need help finishing the roof. Also get radical in the desert that was the vege garden...
DIY and building projects
Help with Computers/ Internet
Learn to build your own house! I can also teach spinning wool, crochet, composting, felt making and much else.
I need strong healthy people who want to learn cobbing. Some digging with a pick-axe and moving heavy stuff up and down hill. I will be happy to teach mud building and plastering.
Also gardening, weeding, carting compost,etc.
Probably a tent in the warmer months and sharing house in the cooler ones.I would like to build a volunteer cabin (cob, of course), but that hasn't happened yet.
This is rural. Lots of lovely walks. 360 degree view. Cork oak woods. Good neighbours , but lots of privacy and space. I go into the village quite often where my daughter lives with 3 grandchildren, so access to cafes, etc. Thebeaches are fabulous, about 25k distant.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week