Located a few km from the beaches of Zambujeira do Mar in Alentejo, SW Portugal, we are Jason and Isabel, a Swiss/English couple with a young family living on a beautiful, off-grid homestead of 5.7ha. We are looking for someone who wants to spend the summer (min. 2 months stay) living with us, helping out with our lovely little son, get involved in the garden and loves the ocean as much as we do.
:::::::: WE DONT TAKE ANY WORKAWAYS ANYMORE FOR THE SUMMER 2021 ::::::::
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Between us, we speak English, German and French, and we are passionate about sustainable living. The land is beautiful and relatively untouched - we always have lots to do, but love the progress we have made so far, the skills we have learned and the experiences we have made. We are happy to share our knowledge and experience from gardening, alternative education to off grid living and surfing.
This year we mainly focus our time on the veggi garden, take care of our trees and food forest. The life here is very diverse and you can learn a lot about the different tasks and challenges of daily life off grid. We are also keen surfers with a beautiful, uncrowded beach just a 5 min bike ride away. We have surfboards that we can give you to use and have two guest bikes.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Its been 4 years since we went Off Grid and our workaways have been there every step of the way, helping us to kick start our dream to live sustainably and self-sufficiently on our own land. With our two sons Dylan 2 years, and Evan 6 years old, four dogs, three cats, 6 hens and a rooster on the team, there is lots happening and plenty to do.
We are looking for positive and motivated person who has a passion for nature and off grid living and likes children. If you are into alternative education, good food and maybe even like to surf - get in touch, we would be happy to host you. Otherwise no special skills/experience necessary, but you should enjoy the life in nature and spending time with children. We are a little overwhelmed with all the work that needs to be done, and are looking for a beautiful human who wants to explore the world with Sunshine Dylan. He is a super chilled, happy, open, curious two year old, who loves pondering around the land, has a deep bond with our animals, is obsessed with water and the beach and loves people. Its not the hardest job in the world, but in our universe an important one and we are calling out for the perfect fit to our little tribe to spend a summer with us.
A daily (vegetarian or vegan ) lunch is provided from Mon-Fri. Breakfast and dinner will be self catered by you. If there is an abundant harvest, we are happy to share some garden veggies with you.On some weekends we also invite you to join us for pizza from our clay wood fired pizza oven :)
We ask for 20 hours per week / 4 hours per day from Monday to Friday.
Please make sure you have international health and accident insurance.
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WINTER: best you come in your own van or motorhome. Otherwise we have our Horsebox bus 'Glesni' that used to be our home for 6 months. It can sleep a couple. There is space to hang out, cook in the fully equipped kitchen and a small wood burner for warmth. There is an outdoor compost toilet for your use and a bathroom next to our house.
SUMMER: For accommodation, during summer we have two cosy tents with a mattress to sleep in and our lovely horsebox bus 'Glesni' is the shared space to hang out, cook in the fully equipped kitchen and use for what ever you need it. There is a compost toilet for your use and a bathroom next to our house. We also have freecamping space for guests in their own camper van.
Stunning beaches and cliff walks all within walking distance. Surfing/bodyboarding - we can provide surfboards if needed. And we currently one bike which can be used. There is a regular bus service from Zambujeira to local towns and a daily service to Lisbon. But if you would come with your own car, it will give you much more independence.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
we are basically digital nomads that settled down. we have an office set up in an horsebox camper, where one of works on a daily basis. we have 4G on our land. for speed uploads the village is 10min away with a lot of cafe shops etc
We are always happy to host people who travel in their own camper vans/ motorhome since we are renting out our cabins for long term visitors.
it needs to be discussed on a case to case base. but we are open.
More than two
3-4 hours a day, 5 days a week
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