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

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Portugal

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    22/10/2019

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  2019 

 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

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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. Though Serano Olival 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.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Art project
    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 spoken

    Languages spoken

    English / beginner Portuguese

  • 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 vegetarian / Vegan

  • 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

  • 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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Cultural exchange: (5.0)

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