Wooden house building project in Viseu district, Portugal



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    Olá! My name is Rose. I live in a valley in the central-northern mountains of Portugal with my partner, our baby and our friends, a couple, on a 7ha land. It is a truly beautiful place in nature, we are surrounded by trees and a river is passing through the land. To reach us is to walk 10/15min on the mountain path from the village. (No direct car access).
    We have solar system, running spring water and good phone reception.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project

  • 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

    If you are looking to be in nature - this is a place for you! We also want to have fun and enjoy this summer time in a community-like environment so you will make most likely great connections with people around. In our valley live people of many nationalities so possibly you could improve your language skills as well.

  • Help


    I am mainly looking for people who have experience with building - woodwork, claywork, eco-friendly building - anything that involves working on a building site*.
    The main project we want to do this summer is to take down an old mountain hut where I live at the moment and build a proper wooden house, however there will be additional smaller projects around as well.

    Also, our neighbour is planning to build a house as well, so the idea is to join forces and create a "building event" throughout this summer time, where all of us can be productive, achieve our goals and meanwhile have fun!

    If you are a couple or a travelling family, and just one of you is a builder/carpenter etc. feel free to contact me as well! There is and will be plenty of additional help to be done and we are very much open to receive you!

    * There will be a possibility to earn some additional money for extra working hours!

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Polish: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a guest dome on a land so some volunteers could share this space and there's plenty of camping space by the river. We will set a communal kitchen.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In your time out you could explore the nature around, hang out by the river, be creative, have retreat-like quality time... Also we or our valley friends will be definitely making summer parties and events with a proper sound system!

    It is important to note that we won't allow people coming to stay with their pets due to lots of open garden land. Sorry!

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    25 hours/week- food

Host ref number: 487441639664