Help with general maintenece at an arts retreat in the Algarve, Portugal



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    We are an artistic collective, that have developed an arts project which connects with nature. Founded by Tom, Jen and Pedro and joined more recently by Joe and Sally.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Art Projects

  • 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

    There is an opportunity to work closely with full time artists, living next to a nature reserve where the site is based, There is access to an organic farm, numerous animals, the opportunity to learn about different building techniques and the process of developing alternative community projects.

  • Help


    We run a space in The Algarve, Portugal set up by a collective of full time artists. We have a farmhouse with lots of land and have developed a number of Art based spaces and projects, centred around a straw bale/cob built eco-structure that will be a multi functional space with accommodation.

    Building started 3 years ago. All structures are built using as many reclaimed materials as possible. Volunteers can expect to help with general maintenance and gardening. We are really only looking for one or two people to help with watering, and general maintenance for 2 hours a day in return for accommodation.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    A beautiful little space called The Birdhouse - a one bedroom wood Chalet right in the middle of 30 acres of olive and carob trees, 2 kms from the beach. It has a double bed, private bathroom and amazing views and you have full use of a communal kitchen onsite.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are now looking for volunteers from July - September 2020,
    There is a train station 500m away which connects to the local towns. The beach is close by and there are bikes onsite for use. The place is right in the middle of a whole lot of beautiful things. Due to small amount of work needed per day, we are only looking to provide accommodation and not food.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 2 hours a day, 7 days a week

Host ref number: 425398891971