Learn about cobbing helping with my house in Odemira, Portugal

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Portugal

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    Last activity

    07/12/2019

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  2019 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    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...

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Language practice
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learn to build your own house! I can also teach spinning wool, crochet, composting, felt making and much else.

  • Help

    Help

    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.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Portuguese

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week


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