Integral Spirituality, Meditation & Permaculture in the mountains of Central Portugal.



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 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

  • Description


    We are developing a beacon for our evolutionary future dedicated to an awakening of the human spirit and sustainability in harmony with Nature. The ashram/farm is in a beautiful secluded valley with a stream running through above a gorge of cascading waterfalls below.

    We are looking for responsible, hardworking volunteers who are passionate about being the change they want to see in the world. No smoking, no drugs, no drinking alcohol.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    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

    We offer a full spectrum transformative experience encompassing spiritual awakening, meditation, group inquiry, yoga, qi gong, permaculture, vegetarian diet.

  • Help


    Volunteering here is a full immersion into our approach to spiritual awakening, community living, nature communion and working on the land.

    However, it is important to understand that Spirit comes first, so it has more the ambience of an ashram than an ecovillage or permaculture farm. If you are primarily looking for an ecovillage-permaculture-sustainability experience then it is not for you. If your primary interest is in resonance with our vision, philosophy and practice then it is for you! Living in harmony with the ecological web of life is important to us but they are secondary dimensions.

    As a volunteer you commit to join us for meditation practice every morning and you will have access to a weekly question and answer "satsang" session with the co-founders Pete and/or Cynthia. One day per week is designated as a silent day for deepening meditation and contemplation which usually ends in the evening with a group discussion or audio/video. There will also be a weekly volunteer meeting and personal guidance if you request it.

    We have a new policy for our volunteer program. We ask that volunteers come the first Monday of the month and stay for a minimum of 1 month. Over the years we have found that this gives time for people to engage with the Project and each other, also we found that too many people coming and going is not helpful for anyone. If you would like to stay longer then you would need to apply for 2 months.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

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  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are trails for hiking, waterfalls for dipping and hammocks for relaxing. We are a project focused on evolving culture through conscious participation so if you are interested in evolving and developing for the sake of a new future for all then we may be the place for you.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Max 5 hours per day / 5 days a week

Host ref number: 6371239214ac