Help us to build our eco project in the midst of wild nature in Marmelete, Portugal




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    Hello dear people.

    Are you looking for a beautiful and inspiring place in the middle of the untouched nature of the Algarve/Portugal? - then you have come to the right place!
    We are Markus (mid 30s and from Austria) and Janina (late 20s and from Germany) and recently bought this beautiful 6 hectare + property.
    The property has no neighbours in sight and you can enjoy absolute relaxation and peace here.
    We live here with our two dogs that we rescued from the shelter. (Therefore you should have please no problem with dogs).
    There is already a small habitable house which needs to be renovated a little, two small streams, a big forest and hundreds of beautiful and old fruit trees.
    We are currently in the process of recultivating our beautiful land and have planned to build a large permaculture garden so that we can live as self-sufficient as possible in the future.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Do you want to bring out your creative side more?
    Would you like to work in nature?
    Do you love the inspiring company?
    Do you like the mild climate of Europe's south and the ocean?
    Would you like to know more about self-sufficiency?
    Do you intend to leave the system or would you like to learn more about this subject?
    Then what are you waiting for? - we are looking forward to you :-)

  • Help


    For the most part, we need help to recultivate our land. The work is very different and it is important to discuss in advance what skills you have and where you can get involved. We don't require any previous knowledge, but it would be nice if you are interested in living in the countryside and enjoy working in and with nature.
    Main tasks we would like to do in the near future would be among others:
    - Securing slopes
    - Building natural stone walls
    - Natural stone stairs build
    - Permaculture Gardening
    - loosen up soils
    - Building fences for the animals
    - Optimize water supply
    - bricklaying
    - supply fruit trees
    - Make your house winterproof
    - provide for animals
    - prepare meals
    - Decorations of all kinds. Beautify the property with your own creative ideas.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    german, english, spanish

  • Accommodation


    There are several accommodation possibilities:
    Are you travelling with a camper? - then we have a beautiful Spot for you, next to a small stream, surrounded by high, shady trees and even a laundry room with compost toilet and shower.
    You come by public transport? - Either you can stay in a bedroom in the house, or in our personal camper, or in a very spacious and beautiful safari tent.
    In the house the bathroom is shared with us, in the other two options you have the advantages of a private bathroom and a small cosy sitting area in the nature.
    We cook together every evening.
    The laundry can of course be washed free of charge. Please bring your own towel and washing kit (please note that you can only use ecological and biodegradable detergents and shower gels).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our little paradise is located between Aljezur and Marmelete.
    It is 15 minutes by car to Aljezur and there are all kinds of shopping facilities. Lagos is 30 minutes away, the city is bigger than Aljezur and therefore offers a lot of markets, festivals, bars and much more.
    The beautiful reservoir (Barragem de Bravura) is 10-15 minutes away. The south and west coasts can be reached in only 25 minutes drive, where you will find the most beautiful beaches in Europe, clear wonderful surfable waves and the west coast is still very untouched and wild. It is a true paradise for nature lovers and surfers.
    A very popular hiking trail is in the immediate vicinity of our property. There is also a horse farm nearby, where you can also go horseback riding.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

explore with us the untouched beaches, just 25 minutes away from our place
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Our beautiful property
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