Meditation community in Barril de Alva, Central Portugal

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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    Come and join in and help on the land and around the house . at this lovely meditation community on the edge of a village with amazing views across to the mountains. It's a beautiful place , perfect for meditation and being here in central Portugal.
    Join us and share in a small community environment, helping with the work, joining in the daily meditation and community living. There is a perfect space for yoga and your own practice. We hold monthly meditation days for the larger community, music evenings every few weeks .

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Workaways will have the opportunity to join in a structured daily routine of meditation, work, shared meals and time for relaxing and enjoying the beautiful environment.

    Walk down to the local Portuguese village of Barril de Alva and enjoy the local life or visit the nearest town and markets on days off. Workaways will have the chance to learn and practice meditation, be in nature and a peaceful environment and to share your experiences with other workaways and the host. There are many beauitful walks nearby in the mountains or going swimming in the clear cool river ,Praia Fluvial Urtigal. Or just take in the surrounding nature which is full of wonderful birdlife and animals.
    You can also learn gardening and how to care for nature .
    Magic the dog will be your best friend also while you're here !

  • Help


    Workawayers with an interest in meditation advisable.

    Mostly the work will be on land and help with a vegetable garden weeding , and planting picking and pickling.
    Cooking and meal preparation and washing up and house cleaning will be shared and done daily.
    Some DIY and construction work and painting .
    People who can use a grass strimmer machine are particularly welcome.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: 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.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    Own room with single bed.

    Shared bathroom and shower.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    This is a alcohol and drug free environment to be respected please.

  • 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

    Well behaved dogs .

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    4-5 hours a day, 5 days

Host ref number: 611344918455

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