We are a social-cultural project that brings hapinness, warm feelings, and hugs to old people (specially those who live in social loneliness) and people with speacial needs. We do our work trough arts and are specialized in theater and clowning.
Now we run 2 places: a 0,5 hectar land in a beautifull ecological farm in Marvão (where there's also a forest school project and we take profit of the daily presence of kids around) and an old tiny house in the historical center of castelo de vide.
This project is just begining so our dreams are still bigger than our hands, so... we'd love to share our project and ideas with yours and find our own way to change the world though love, art and laugh.
DIY and building projects
You can learn portuguese, spanish, french and english. you can take experience in theater, social clown, clown, drawing, knitting, forest school methodology, vegetarian food. Sometimes, we invite other teachers / artists and friends and you would be able to learn from them a lots of other skills, if you wish. We work a lot with old people and love to learn from them old traditions and costumes from their past days. We can be your translators if you need.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We need help in gardening and wood building (compost toilet, outdoor kitchen, stage for concerts and decks), taking care of some donkeys (not yet in the farm) and trees (old olive, cork and oak trees, and other fruit baby trees), cleaning, starting an aromatic herbs garden, help with maintenance of fences, gates, watering. We also need help working with people with desabilities and when we receive old people visits, preparing our regular cultural activities, cultural guided tours, welcoming the audience and the artists, help in kitchen, and accomodation with social turism. You will also find a space to share your own skills specially if they can be made with/for children.
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.
A tent or caravan in Terra d'Amor Humor (Portagem, Marvão)
and, sometimes, a room in Maria d'Alegria house (Castelo de Vide)
we have a comunitary kitchen where volunteers can cook their own meals with the ingredients we offer (vegetarian food). Sometimes, we will cook for the volunteers (maximum 1 meal per day) bu by now we have not the possibility to ensure that commitement as we work in some other places at the same time.
Around you can do beautiful walks in a Natural Park (Parque Natural da Serra de São Mamede), with waterfalls to find. You can visit a lot of precious historical heritage places (like Castelo de Vide, marvão, Portalegre, Nisa and the spanish Valência de Alcântara or world heritage Caceres (spain) - only 1 hour distance).
You will be surprised with the megalitic presence or old roman city Ammaia. You can swim in a big lake almost savage, or in the closest Sever river. You can taste new flavors made with local and ecological products, and take part in a lot of cultural happenings all year.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
In the farm, we have internet access in exchange of a small donation, in the co-working place.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week