Come and help us start up our project in Odelouca, on the south coast of Portugal



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    We are a couple who have just moved to a beautiful piece of land in the South of Portugal and are looking to create a new space/community to develop a variety of creative projects supported by a community of like-minded people. We are both open and friendly and love meeting new people! We have always been involved in the arts, from set design to music, theatre and circus so our idea is to create a space where we can support and involve all types of artists and people from all backgrounds that are interested in starting something new. We are always open to new ideas and our aim is to build a space where people feel welcome to come and stay.
    The land has one building split into three compartiments we want to restore, one of them to turn into a studio/workshop. Two of them are already equipped with running water, electricity and a kitchen but need some tender love and care to get ready to be used! There is also a ruin we want to convert into a terrace.
    What we are doing at the moment ,our main objectives are:
    - House restoration
    - Construction
    - Landscape Gardening ( making flower beds, buildind shades,etc)
    - Agriculture (maintaining the vegetable patch, weeding ,planting and wate)
    Only for 2 weeks

    Best Regards
    Tiago & Sofia

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    Alongside learning about sustainable living and exchanging ideas !) you will have the opportunity to experience life in the rural Portuguese countryside and experience what it's like to live in a traditional Portuguese village. Your experience would be completely immersive as we are both portuguese (we can teach you some useful vocabulary!) and you would be able to enjoy and explore the beautiful southern coast. We often go out to surrounding cities such as Lagos, Portimão and Silves where we enjoy busking. We would be happy to take you with us so you can have the opportunity to meet local people!

  • Help


    The type of help would range from gardening (helping with garden design, planting a vegetable patch, pruning the olive and orange trees, clearing land etc.), building and restoring (building a space to be used as a common space, dry toilets, painting walls, helping with interior design ideas, restoring the ruins etc) and any other ideas you may have when you get here! We would like everyone to be helping out in things they enjoy and feel motivated in doing so when speaking to us we can discuss what needs to be done and what you would be interested in doing so we can also meet your needs.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    We love to learn new languages and culture languages expression

  • Accommodation


    We have a small self-contained house with three beds (one double bed) a kitchen and a bathroom where you can stay. You are also welcome to camp or come with your van and use the kitchen and bathroom in the house. We will provide you with two meals a day (breakfast and lunch) from Monday to Friday and have a projector so we could organize occasional cinema sessions :)
    We have a two week experimentation period and then we'll have a meeting to discuss how you're experience is going :)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are in a prime location, situated just between the quiet mountains and the famous Algarve beaches. We are near Portimão which has active nightlife and a world famous beach (Praia da Rocha), Silves which is an old medieval town where you can visit the castle and go sightseeing, Lagos which is famous for its stunning beaches and caves, street performers and bars with live music and other events and activities such as kayaking. Also close by is Monchique, situated high up in the mountains (home of the highest mountain peak in the south of Portugal) famous for its forests and springs and ideal for nature walking. It is a 40 minute drive to Faro Airport.
    Where we are is a central location ideal for meeting people and exploring the South of Portugal.

  • 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

    For more information contact us :)

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    For more information about this contact us :)

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

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Host ref number: 692911889967