Care of People – Care of the Earth – Share the Surplus in Algarve, Portugal



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    My Name is Shera.After 10 years of traveling,working on farms between ,I decided to create my own space.I work now 6 years on this place here ,with help from some friends between and decided now to open this place that people can see another kind of living.I follow this in my own way
    Care of People – Care of the Earth – Share the Surplus.

    Permaculture is a creative and artful way of designing our lives, where wastes become resources, productivity and yields increase, work is minimized, people and nature are preserved – all by thoughtful planning and a respectful approach to life. Thus embraced, we create an environment where all may thrive for untold generations.

    We as humans have the ability to re-design the world we live in. All it takes is desire, know how, will, and time. Even if it takes 50-100 years, the change can begin with each one of us right now and the effects of our work can have beneficial consequences for generations to come.

    The goal of permaculture is to create harmonious relationships with all aspects of our life, to learn how to live abundantly well without hurting or polluting our surroundings and actually leave the planet in better condition than when we arrived on it.
    permaculture invites us to look at our homes, our uses and sources of energy, our methods for providing food and comfortable shelter, our work, our relationships with others, and even our relationship with ourselves.
    permaculture is essentially a spiritual approach to living consciously, harmoniously and healthfully

    Om Shanti

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • 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

    Here you can learn if you want

    make good vegetarian fresh food
    make bread, pizza,
    transforming food products (jams, preserves ...)
    make soaps
    do construction and ecological renovation
    making cheese
    Agricultur/farm live

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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  • Help


    I feel concerned about the environment and make the choices for materials and gardening as much as possible in accordance. The meals are simple, nourishing and vegetarian.
    I love working and are addicted! Sometimes I work very hard and often all day long. Herefore I expect you to be independent for your spare time and when I am not around.
    and I would gladly welcome someone with an environmentally-friendly outlook and willingness to help, mostly in the garden (splitting wood for the winter planting trees and fencing them, clearing brambles, collecting wood and shredding it with a shredder for mulching, collecting leaves and helping prepare a compost heap, weeding and planting in the vegetable garden, etc...)
    If you are interested, I could also show you how to do some pointing (to repair old walls with lime mortar) And finally, according to what's needed or the time you stay,
    You can also learn how to do some wall pointing, and learn about ecological renovation of old houses, because that's what was done here and I have a lot of information, books
    but please bear in mind that this is a very rural placement,live in a rather isolated place, so you must love life in the country so if you are looking for bright lights and nightlife, this really isn't for you.
    Ideally I am are looking for helpers who are easy-going and who understand that meals are a team effort. I would love you to cook occasionally if you can, but not a problem if your contribution is just to help out in the kitchen, either helping prep meals or clearing up after.
    I mainly work with living beings such as animals, plants, seeds involving working outside. The work itself is usually not that hard but can be tedious and repetitive according to the season (seeding, planting, fruit-picking)
    I have prepared a vegetable garden to produce my own food based on permaculture biodynamic ideas. It's important for me to know what Iam eating and to keep our soil alive.
    I am experimenting different recipes of raised beds everywhere on my land, it's a good way to create a fertile soil pretty fast and also thousands different things. It can seem to be a lot of work for some persons but it's such a pleasure to do real things that have a sense that you can be active all day with not too much effort. But we love to take our time too.

    We’ll give priority to people sharing similar interests and projects about natural food-producing, being self-sufficient, market gardenning…)
    Besides work, that is mostly outside, we ask you to participate in minimum house keeping (dish-washing, tidying...)
    For the work you'll help us to do, we'll offer you food and accommodation.
    We have a solar powered warm water so you take a shower at home whenever the sun is shining !
    We advice you to take old clothes and strong shoes because some work can be dirty, clay plastering for
    Our property is FULLY NON-SMOKING. This is non-negotiable.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    I have a room for volunteers in the house with an shower and a toilet ,with 3 beds inside for the rainy season,I have my old camping car,were volunteers can sleep alone and 2 tents for the warmer season.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    This area is good for walking,you have a bus to the Algarve coast ,beautiful towns like Lagos,the end part of Europe in the south,usw.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 664525419946