Help me create a Forest Garden School and Natural Therapy Center with gardening and building in Lousada, Portugal



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    This is a project for a Forest Garden School and Natural Therapy Center! The land is situated in Lousada, right in the center of the small town. The closest big city is Porto, 45km away.
    There is so much to do! That's why I'm looking for people interested in working in a project like this. The most fundamental job will be gardening and building. I would like to build infrastructures (roads, shelters, water features, etc.), raise animals (i.e. poultry, cows, horses, goats) propagate plants (edible, ornamental, native) and use creativity to stimulate future users (i.e. kids, elders, familys, people under therapy)! The house have 3 beds available and I will also need help to cook, keep it clean and get it organized.
    Summing up I have this nice house which I want to be crowded with motivated and lovely people willing to give form to this project I'm so passioned about. I want to make a bridge between people and nature so I want this place to become a place for learning, to play, for meditation, for art and music and other events that promote quality of life and respect the environment.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Elderly Companionship
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The opportunity is to learn and teach how to create self sustainable living within an intimate community. I can teach some ways of nature but there is nothing like being out there. I can also teach how to make nature more effective in therapeutical issues.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    Designing the landscape to make the most of the place; Gardening in general: Building with natural materials; Find solutions to enhance productivity; Clean the house and Cook;

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

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

  • Accommodation


    The house has 3 beds available for volunteers. One kitchen, two living rooms and a dinner room. There is only 2 toilets. I'm not sure if this is the best way but I was thinking to make the food shopping every week and leave it available in the storeroom.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are very close to Porto. 30m by car and 50 by train. I'm sure you have heard of it.

  • 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

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • 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

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Host ref number: 469364686125