Welcoming help with garden and natural building projects Aljezur, Portugal



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This listing is a Last minute host. They have let us know that they are looking for help immediately as well as at other times of the year.

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    Learning how to live in harmony within a natural surrounding is the process behind daily life here...
    It is possible to share this circumstances with other people who are interested in finding out about they're creative nature.
    Set in a valley 8km from the nearest town, there's in the neighbourhood a main permaculture project, a school (unschool), communal gardens and projects, several homesteads and lots of unspoiled nature to wonder around.

    This is not the place for a simple exchange of work for food and accommodation... The energy involved in hosting a human being has immeasurable value. The same has when someone is genuine in they're giving.

    If you're not able to be relaxed without distractions (mobile, town, constant social life), ''work'' physically hard, wake up early, or be delighted by silence, then maybe this is not your best choice at the moment...

    There's the possibility to obtain skills in most of what is necessary to life out of the system.
    Also, if you're a musician, then you might find lots of people to jam and practice with...

    Looking forward to meet you!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    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

    Learning how to use local resources for living.
    Playing with fire and water, music and silence...

  • Help


    building with local natural materials
    (dry stone walls, clay, wood,etc)
    (seeding, planting, making bio fertilizer)
    designing permaculture systems
    (applying observations in activities)
    harvesting local fruit
    (medronho, figs, blackberrys, grapes,etc)
    cooking for volunteers and friends (2 - 6 people)
    (preparing food from scratch using local ingredients)
    (maintenance of communal spaces)

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent
    French: Beginner

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

  • Accommodation


    Summer: bring your tent
    Winter: clay house
    Also possible to stay in other projects close by... according to post arrangement.
    Two vegetarian meals are provided on help days

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    forest and river , 8 km form main village, 16 from the beach

  • 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 possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 2-5 hours a day, 4 days a week

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Host ref number: 594361111453