Learn about life in a small village on São Miguel Island, Azores, Portugal



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    We have rebuild a small village in a remote place on São Miguel Island (Azores) with traditional techniques and need annual maintenance. We are a team of several countries and speak a lot of different languages. The aim of our project was to show how was the rural life back in the last century in the Azores. The original architecture was maintained while the interior has been adapted to modern comfort.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The travellers will have the opportunity to learn about traditional azorian masonry techniques and materials. Also they will learn about history, social aspects and customs in a rural context. They would have the chance to discover an unique environment, luxuriant nature in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Help


    We would need help mainly for annual maintenance:
    - House painting (outdoor and indoor), using traditional pigments and applying a lime mixture on the walls.
    - Cooking, for the volunteering team. As it would be quite a big group, we would need dedicated cook(s) to prepare healthy meals (breakfasts, lunches, diners). All the ingredients will be provided for the right amount of people helping.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Helpers will stay in our nice stone houses, with all necessary commodities (beds, bathroom, hot water, kitchen, etc.)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The village is located just next to a regional walking trail going to a waterfall. The sea is only 20 min away by foot. Furnas and its hot springs are 25 min by car. We provide excursions to different local sights on weekends so the helpers would have the opportunity to get to know the island. Airport is 1h20 min away.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours/ day - 5 days/week

Host ref number: 358944231257