Join our community and help us to create a sacred space in Vila Longa, Portugal

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a couple of families with 2 kids, Luna (12) and Iyari (5) and 3 dogs, Estrela, Akira and kara, who is starting a little community based in a beautiful valley in central Portugal, among forests, mountains, a wonderful river, loads of cristals and pure cristaline water.
 We wish to create a sacred space for healing and our own personal development, were we can live in peace, grow our food and take care of the earth and nature around us.
    We have about 4 We hectares of land in total and we are still in the process of creating basic infrastructure, planting gardens, making orchards and building little houses, we wish to live as self sufficient as possible.
    We come from different countries, such as: Denmark, Sweden, and Peru
    We are very easy going, hard working, honest and open minded people and welcome all those who wish to work in making this world into a better place, we expect you to be kind and respectful.
    Here you can find a nice place to go down to basics and explore the offered adventure, reconnect with nature, learn from permaculture principles , eat healthy and relax while connecting with nice open hearted people.

    As we are in the beginner phase we need as much help as we can get to create infrastructure, such as , Toilets, showers, water irrigation systems, gardens, build a common center/kitchen, maybe a sauna and a few little huts,
 so if you have any basic or advanced carpentry experience its a super plus! we also want you to feel free to use your creativity and bring your own ideas into creation, painting , sculpting , building, creating gardens and embellishing the land is also very welcomed!
 We seek help from people who love living in nature who aren't afraid of getting dirty, with strong work ethic and a joyful creative mind.

    
Later on we are also going to create some healing facilities, such as a *workshop /yoga /dance* space, and sauna, we are not seeing this place as a place for holding big events or festivals but more as our home and a place for our own development and small retreats, where you are also welcome.

    We will teach and guide you in all aspects possible.
    We like you to stay for a minimum of four weeks, so you have sufficient time to settle in and learn different practices.

    Ideally you have a van, so you have your own space and comfort for the winter months (it gets really cold at night during winter!)
    We can offer a 5 meter canvas bell tent and stove, each bell tent has accommodation from 3 people up to 5 people
.
    First and foremost, as we just moved in we really want to make us a couple cabins to live in this winter, and build some other basic infrastructures as fast as possible!!
 So the things you would be working with while staying with us are:

 Food forest 
Cleaning the land (cutting bushes)
Building infrastructure (compost toilets, showers, common spaces)
    fire proofing the land
, perennial garden, design 
water systems, infrastructure
, laying pipes
garden, food forest design.

    Working hours are from 9am to 14 with a half an hour break in the midday, we start with breakfast from 8-9 and eat lunch at 14:00 
5 days a week. So after 14:00 you are free to explore and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
From 18:00 there will be dinner available until 20:00.
    The diet is vegan/vegetarian, if you wish to do a detox/healthy plan it can also be done by contacting us.
    The rest of the time, you should supply yourselves with your own food and snack. We can drive you to the local market on fridays ;)

    We have two other communities as neighbours, with a lot of children and animals, we wish to respect their privacy and don't pop up uninvited. 
As we are a children friendly environment with a healthy lifestyle, we ask of our guests for no drugs and only small amounts of alcohol policy to be respected
 we aint no saints, and we do enjoy a good party ;) he he , but not every day and with moderation.
    Do bring good working gear/ clothes, rain boots, rain clothes and warm clothes.. as much as it can be sunny 20 degrees in the end of november there can be some chilly nights and rainy days, so we ask you to be prepared for that!

    any questions- don't hesitate to ask!

    couples, families, children and dogs also welcome.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    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 come from different countries, such as: Denmark, Sweden and Peru
    We are very easy going, hard working, honest and open minded people and welcome all those who wish to work in making this world into a better place, and we expect you to be kind and respectful.
    Here you can find a nice place to go down to basics and explore the offered adventure, reconnect with nature and learn from permaculture principles and eco building, eat healthy and relax while connecting with nice open hearted people.

  • Help

    Help

    As we are in the beginner phase we need as much help as we can get to create infrastructure, such as , Toilets, showers, water irrigation systems, gardens, build a common center/kitchen, maybe a sauna and a few little huts,
 so if you have any basic or advanced carpentry experience its a super plus! we also want you to feel free to use your creativity and bring your own ideas into creation, painting , sculpting , building, creating gardens and embellishing the land is also very welcome!
 We seek help from people who love living in nature who aren't afraid of getting dirty, with strong work ethic and a joyful creative mind.
    We will teach and guide you in all aspects possible.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Danish: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent
    Swedish: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    We can share our languages

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We like you to stay for a minimum of four weeks, so you have sufficient time to settle in and learn different practices.

    Ideally you have a van, so you have your own space and comfort for the winter months (it gets really cold at night during winter!)
    We can offer a 5 meter canvas bell tent and stove, each bell tent has accommodation from 3 people up to 5 people
.

    Working hours are from 9am to 14 with a half an hour break in the midday, we start with breakfast from 8-9 and eat lunch at 14:00 
5 days a week. So after 14:00 you are free to explore and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
From 18:00 there will be dinner available until 20:00.
    The diet is vegan/vegetarian, if you wish to do a detox/healthy plan it can also be done by contacting us.
    The rest of the time, you should supply yourselves with your own food, we can drive you to the local market on fridays ;)

    We will of course offer 3 meals a day if that’s expected. Breakfast before work starts, lunch at lunch break and dinner after finishing workday.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are based in a beautiful valley in central Portugal, among forests, mountains, a wonderful river and 10 minutes walk away from a bigger flood, loads of cristals and pure cristaline water.
    3 km away you will find Vila Longa, from where you can take the bus. The closest villages you can find bout 20-25 minutes drive away, Penalva Do Castello or Satao. There is cafees, restaurants, shops and stores.
    And 40 minutes away you find the city Viseu.

  • 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

    Yes wifi is available

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have a lot of space for campers in quiet And beautiful nature.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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


Host ref number: 374551736466