Hi I'm Valentina, I have been travelling and working as workawayers for the past year, until I found my piece of land where to work on my own project.
I'd like to introduce myself
I'm a 37 years young Neapolitan woman :-)
I studied psychology in Florence (Italy) where I also worked as promoter of cultural events for a local advertising company. After finishing my studies I moved to South America, where I worked for different NGO as psychologist and social worker.
In 2010 I moved to ireland where I spent 7 years. I first worked at a project about self sufficiency, I learnt about organic gardening, traditional and ecological building, carpentry, stone wall building, thatching, poultry, learning Do-It-Yourself (DIY) skills, fishing, magazine and book publication, web site creation and maintenance, learning cooking and food preservation skills, hospitality to guests and visitors.
In Ireland I also studied complementary therapies, like Swedish massage, Thai massage, reflexology and sport and deep tissue massage, and I worked at an health and herbs clinic and shop, blending and dispensing herbal remedies.
My dream is to create an eco bnb for travellers and tourists. I would also like to create a space for workshops, a healing center. It's a little paradise, surrounded by nature and only 10 minutes driving to the beach.There is a pond on the property and a small stream too. There are 2 houses in need of restoration work, and 6354 m2 of land with forest in need of attention. The place has been abandoned for 6 years, so renovation and land clearing are priorities. I am growing my own vegetables and herbs garden, so there is plenty of organic food for everybody.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
Learning Portuguese, English and Italian. Learning about vegetarian and Italian recipes. Learning about gardening and medicinal plants. Learning about general building, DIY and renovation. Learn about pond maintenance and water management.
building, renovation, roofing, painting, landscaping, gardening, forest maintenance, painting, restoring furniture, stream clearing, planting trees, making paths through the forest, building French drains, making a tiled patio, building compost toilets, pond maintenance.
It's winter! no more tents, accommodation is in a very cosy room, bed next to a big wood burner stove, nice and warm!
In their time off, helpers can relax at the stunning Sao Martinho do Porto bay or visit one of the surrounding historical towns, like Alcobaça or Batalha with their beautiful monasteries. Helpers can also enjoy hiking as the area offers amazing paths in the forests.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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