Come and help at a Meditation Retreat Centre in Barril de Alva, Portugal




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  • Description


    Come and join in and help at this lovely house and land on the edge of a village with amazing views across to the mountains it's a beautiful peaceful spot , here in central Portugal.

    This is a Buddhist based meditation retreat center where you can come and stay and help with the work and join in with the daily meditation, program of work and share in the communal living in a caring environment.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Language practice
    Art project
    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 quite 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 , clearing and cleaning, raking leaves and bracken, collecting and storing wood, and developing a vegetable garden and planting. Also any creative projects that are inspired by the workaways are always welcome
    Cooking and meal preparation will be shared amongst those confident in cooking.
    Some DIY and painting and construction around the house will also be done at times depending necessity .
    Any and all skills welcome

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English ,would like to learn Portuguese!

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 611344918455