Volunteer on an inspiring sustainable rural estate in the south west of Portugal

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Portugal

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  • Description

    Description

    “The whole is more than the sum of its parts”

    We are relaxed open-minded and see life as an ongoing learning experience.
    Our project was born from the idea that ‘You have to be the change that you want to see in the world’ and our approach is professional, based on respect, trust and integrity. Our main source of income has been sustainable rural tourism. We have several gardens two bee hives, a two growing community, and a diversity of flowering plants to attract and feed our bees and butterflies all year round. There are animals like chickens, dogs, cats and two horses. In Winter we host artists-in-residence, small scale workshops and retreats. We would like to share this place, for a shorter or longer period, with people who associate with our vision that a better world starts with ourselves. We are looking for independent volunteers that are responsible in all aspects (work, cleanliness, attention for surroundings, environment, other people etc.).
    We like to have a good time and appreciate a good meal and a glass of wine/beer, but we don’t ‘do’ drugs and if you can’t do without, this is not the place for you.

    Work:
    At this moment we are looking for people who have experience in and a skills like gardening , agriculture (organic) carpentry, painting etc.. We want to extend our food gardens and we are restoring an old gypsy wagon. After restoring it, it has to be installed with a veranda around, outdoor kitchen, compost toilet etc. Furthermore, volunteer work can include help with guests, help in the house, gardening, painting, feeding the animals, general maintenance, pruning, sowing etc.. We have an fully equipped workshop available (wood, iron, mechanics, marble etc..) at your disposal for art or any other "stuff" you would like to put your hands on in your time off. Your actual work will depend on your experience, skills and the need of the moment.

    Accomodation and food:
    We opt for a minimum stay of 3 weeks. If things work out from both sides, we prefer a long term stay. On a lovely part of the property you can stay in a caravan and/or camper van.
    We work 4 days from Monday to Thursday from 9h00-17h00, with one hour lunch break (flexible working hours in summer, depending on the temperature).
    We provide food for the whole week and have lunch together on Mondays and dinner on Thursdays.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    By joining in people might learn and be inspired by the way we live and work, in a " take us as you find us kind of way ". We share what we can, inspire and like to be inspired wherever we "meet".

  • Help

    Help

    We work 4 days from Monday to Thursday (flexible working hours in summer, depending on need and temperature).
    We provide food for the whole week and have lunch together on Mondays and dinner on Thursdays.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Depending on the season, at the moment in principle caravan with outdoor kitchen

  • 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

    4 days a week for up to 7 hours a day




Host ref number: 574722914349