This is a project i have started this year.
I have taken over half a hectar of land with a well and some healthy fruit trees in a semi industrial area near Sintra (30min from Lisbon) and want to set up a space for artistic residencies where artists will work on their projects as well as on the land. My aim is to set up a permaculture designed paradise and host dancers moving alongside broccoli, music and carrots growing together and painters drawing goats : )
It is still in it's embryonic stage and i need all the help i can get to set it up. Looking for carpenters, builders, plumbers, gardeners, permaculturists with experience and vision. I can host large groups and as i'm alone in the land for now will appreciate the team feeling.
DIY and building projects
Help with Eco Projects
Help with Computers/ Internet
Learning natural building techniques, how to live in nature, how to set up an arts residency, permaculture principles, hands on experience with land and building.
I am starting up my Eco/Art project at the foot of Sintra mountain in Portugal. I currently need help with starting up things. Organizing and working the garden, setting up permaculture design, building lake, renovating the warehouse and shacks attached, building a community space with tires, outside showers and more structural work.
This host offers a language exchange
Experienced Portuguese as foreign language teacher.
Beds in warehouse or camping outside. Toilet, hot shower and basic cooking facilities provided.
I have moved into this land 6 months ago and am starting up an arts residency space where artists will also have to care for the land. As an artist myself, my view on how i have impact on the world around me has shifted over these years from making art to working on the land. Eating my own vegetables sounds much more like a revolution nowadays than screaming poetry on the streets : )
My interest in having volunteers is to get physical help as well as to create an international network of like minded people. I would like to have around hard working people that love art and nature as much as i do.
The project is situated 30 min by train from Lisbon in a rural\industrial area just 10 minutes away from magic Sintra. It is very easy to go anywhere from here and transport to and from the station can be organized easily. Great beaches are 30min away. The perfect spot to stay for a while in between nature and civilization. There are bicycles to go to the shop or nearest train station.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host can provide space for campervans.
This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week