Integrate into this vibrant local community and help me develop this beautiful place in Macas de Dona Maria, Portugal

Country

Portugal

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    Last activity

    25/11/2020

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  • Description

    Description

    I am renovating a 300 year old house and clearing the eucalyptus trees and reconstructing the gardens. I am also establishing a campsite retreat for yoga and meditation. There is the usual harvesting of oranges, peaches, olives and chestnuts for our own table or exchange with neighbours. I also have a small kitchen garden. I would greatly appreciate your help across the project. The work ranges from heavy manual duties for the building and land management to lighter for the garden. This place is by its nature a place of rest and peace so we strive for a good balance.

    Later, I hope to create an artist cabin in its own ground, for sculptors, painters and ceramicists. I am British but now live in Portugal and am learning the language and actively involved in the local community. I play guitar and enjoy playing music with friends locally. I enjoy interesting conversations about concepts and philosophy and believe laughter is essential to all our lives.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are integrated into this vibrant local community, we regularly perform with local musicians and weekly gatherings.

  • Help

    Help

    Mowing and weeding, general maintenance and some heavy manual work in clearing the site for building the house. We encourage rustic art and want this to be part of our project.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    Please contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Comfortable yurt in the olive grove with double bed, fly screens, solar lighting and charge point for phones. Compost toilet and solar shower. All meals whilst on site Vegan. Always tasty and fresh and I try for local and fresh ingredients as much as I can.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Transport can be provided locally for train and bus stations.
    Good parking on site.

  • 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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    I have ample parking for small campervans, the site is not suitable for larger or taller vans or trucks or caravans. I am happy to discuss specifics. I do ot offer power as the parking area is off grid, but I have use of solar showers and compost toilet.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Subject to the type and nature of the pet, I can accommodate pets. Please contact me in advance to discuss your requirements.

  • 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, 4-5 days a week

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