HELLO ! I am Siriya Gaia, 83 years ( -young ! ) avid world traveller, camino pilgrim, storyteller, published author, permaculturist and horticulturist. At the moment i am virtually exploding with plans to get started fulfilling my life´s dream of regenerating the earth by consciously putting the philosophy and theories of the permaculture movement into practice here , under the blue skies of sunny Algarve.
Now the time has come for joyfully welcoming enthusiastic helping hands to help celebrate and upgrade this old farmhouse--to revive and regenerate the depleted and neglected surrounding fruit orchard and farmland, following healing permaculture principles and techniques. Some projects you might choose to join in on are digging swales for water catchment and helping plant a food forest for organic regenerative self-sufficient living off the land. Build a greenhouse, coldframe and an outdoor kitchen, create cozy corners for rest, rituals and recreation, yoga and meditation , prune trees, plant and mulch crops, etc. ... in addition to the renovation works indoors. I am passionate about being off-grid, recycling all the water from the house, saving rain water and solar energy conection.
PLEASE COME JOIN IN THE DAILY CELEBRATION OF OUR CONSCIOUS RE-CREATION AND REVIVAL OF NATURE´S PARADISE ...HELP US HELP THIS LAND TO LIVE AND THRIVE AGAIN IN ABUNDANT GLORY !
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
I can teach you EVERYTHING about PERMACULTURE ...plants, flowers, herbs, healing modalities and spiritual healthy living in harmony with nature . I also love to share myriad of stories and travelling tips learned from my world travels, adventures and experiences in various foreign cultures !
The main intention is to create a meeting place here for many eco-minded nature lovers to come together to share and celebrate their respective cultures from all over the world--and Workaway is a splendid platform for promoting this :)
So many learning opportunities await you here. enthusiasm and love of working in nature is the main requirement. love of gardening and building , insight and self-regulating work ethic is a plus point.
Choose whatever areas you would like to learn about ...permaculture gardening, tree pruning, planting, harvesting,, plumbing, carpentry, masonry, electricity, painting. tiling, decorating--we can teach you many skills !
Private room with 2 beds, kitchen, WC and shower.
Feel free to come with your own tent or camper van if you like--plenty of room !
Plans for outside kitchen, shower and eco toilet.
I offer breakfast of warm oats or muesli with grain/nut milk, coffee, teas and fresh fruit. We make vegetarian/ vegan sandwiches for lunch. You are free to bring and cook your own food or plan to cook group meals all together . Wouldn´t it be fun to build together a pizza/bread oven for pizza parties ? :)
Please do NOT consume animal products or alcohol ( or ANY kind of cigarettes) during your stay and please mention in your request that you agree--thanks !
We work 5 hrs per day 5 days a week, so you can enjoy much free time to explore or relax... there is lots to do in the area, with the quaint little vllage of ESTOI (google cometoportugal estoi) within walking distance offering cute little cafes and restaurants. You can also visit the wonderful sea view palacio in ESTOI and relax on the estate grounds.
Faro beach (google !) and a lot of islands are nearby. You can take boats from Faro.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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