Casa do Patio - Satão-Viseu Center Portugal




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  • Description


    Hello everyone!
    Our family is part of a group of 17 people from all over the world that got themselves together to join forces and energy and make the difference that we want to see around! 
    2011 was the start of our big adventure, together we bought 40ha of land in the Beira Alta area of Portugal. 
    It is a very interesting project that energies flow from the individual towards the collective!! 
    We are still setting the physical, emotional and spiritual bases of our common spaces. ... 
    We are Dreamers, open-minded people and life followers, having like everyone and everywhere big challenges :) but for sure doing our best!!

    We are a family of two adults, 2 teenagers (18) and a kid (6) , so the dynamics should respect the needs of the children to eat, play and rest!
    We have been in the process of building our nest!! and it has been a really nice experience!! we build our house and all the facilities around it!! The valley is 3km away from the next very smalllll village, so Have been also in the process of being in the middle of nature and have the individual peace, family peace and collective peace!! its not always easy as they say in the fairy tales!! :) but is very important to remind constantly that this is the DREAM and this is what we choose :D
    We ask you to bring, sleeping bag , environmentally friendly hygiene products, your snacks and little things that make you feel comfortable;

    The land is pure and wild, has 1,5 km of river that crosses with some waterfalls most of the year. We try as much as we can to be off-the-grid, we have only renewable energies as a source of electricity, compost toilets and water from a mine.

    Now we have this missions:
    -Harvest the potatoes.
    -sun dry tomato and tomato sauce and paste for winter. 
    - working in garden !!  :) We will need some extra hands in there!!. we have a big beautiful garden! We do it biological and we try to do some biodynamic also!!
    -help in kitchen !

    We work a lot in keeping the budget very very low (with the three \"r\"s principle: recycle, reuse, repair :-)

    Now we have hot "real" shower :) , an amazing compost toilet and super cozy corners in the woods :D that's for sure!!
    We have a caravan where you can sleep 2 ppl and can provide also some tents, mattress and sleeping bags  if you need  please request if so.
    Our preferences are:
    To host 2-4 helpers at the time!! 
    That helpers stay minimum 1 week!
    Work 5 hours p-day (but we can always see the group dynamic, it changes all the time!! ) :) 

    If you think it might be an experience for you and you are willing to help us please let us know soon in order to make a more realistic and proper plan for all of us!
    You can arrive any day till 8pm to Satão that is 10 km from us and we can pick you up! 
    There are buses Please communicate your intentions at least 1 week before you're coming.
    Thank you, even if only use your time to Read US :)
    with Love, 
    Li , Gui, Pepe, Zeze and Tomé

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We can share all the knowledge we have, off-grid lifestyle experiences, collective growing processes, individual growing awareness inside collectives, we will share all our facilities!!
    we live in a very quiet valley of 40hc, basically is mother nature that can offer you a lot..not us... and i tell you she is very kind with us!! :)
    We dont believe in coincidences, so if the universe conspires for you to join us, for sure its gonna be greatttt!!! :D

  • Help


    -maintenance work in the houses (ruins) and surrounding areas of the houses.
    -will start the garden very soon!! and is a big one :) We will need some extra hands in there!!.
    -need urgently help cleaning the forest we have so we can prevent fires in the summer!! (this is actually our priority, because is only aloud to clean the forest until end of march here in Portugal!)
    -help in kitchen !

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Spanish, English,Portuguese

  • Accommodation


    We have a small cabin like open space, a "real" shower :) in our house, Compost toilets, and some tents!! We have a few matts that we can provide!
    Please let us know your needs!
    we eat everything very consciously !But we serve mostly vegetarian, let us know if have a specif diet!
    Food will work like this:
    self-service breakfast, we provide everything, oats, muesli, milk, bread,yogurt, fruit,butter and sometimes some cheese!
    Lunch and dinner we will serve it mostly vegetarian, and we rotate cooking!!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    our valley and the surroundings are still very pure and clean!! You can take beautiful walks in the mountain and forest! We have also 1,5 km of river in our land, we ask all respect for nature and also the neighbors privacy!!

  • 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

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

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