New, joyful, off grid community and various building projects in Odeceixe, Portugal

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  • Last activity: 25 May 2024



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    We are Wim and Punam and we are living our dream, creating a magical place together with other people.
    A better world, which we know in our hearts is possible.
    We bought 26 hectares of land in the southwest of Portugal between Aljezur and Odexice, with a lot of pristine nature and with the ocean nearby.
    We started this living community in April 2023 because we feel we want to live in a different way, off-grid, where we work playfully and co-sufficient.

    In this little start-up village we like to celebrate this dance of life and we see personal growth as wealth.
    To live in full bloom, share qualities and shape dreams.

    Do you long to co-create this magical place? Off-grid and co-sufficient?
    Then feel welcome.

    in this start-up phase, we are especially in need of adventurous pioneers who enjoy being at the grassroots with us.
    Long-term volunteering possible.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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

    Our mission is to be an inspiring and joyful village community.
    To share in it with an open heart.
    An invitation to grow in all areas, with each other and the environment. Towards a new reality.
    We use the advisory process for making decisions. We love that we and other people share our gifts, passions and sociability.
    When you are here you will be automatic be a part of the community.
    Sharing and learning from each other qualities.

    Wim has been an eco-builder for 35 years and has a huge knowledge that he loves to share and work with you.
    Punam is an artist and enjoys sharing this love.
    We also have various sports opportunities. For instance, Punam is more than happy to teach you Aerial silk and Aerial hammock on our own beach. We like to build a real beach volleyball court and you can play table tennis.
    You are invited to also bring in your own things you would like to share.

    We can give place to maximum eight volunteers.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    Working, playing, eating, enjoying together is so much more fun so we welcome you with open arms. Everyone who feels a 'yes' to our mission is welcome, no matter what age or nationality, each with their unique story and talent.
    Practically it means, that as a volunteer, you commit to help five days a week, 5 hours a day in this community.

    In the morning after breakfast we start together to connect and then you choose where you want to put your skills or perhaps something you want to learn. There is en lot of variety of work.

    Right now we are working a lot in the permacultuur garden. Building walls, planting trees, plants, seeds.
    Making compost bins.
    Painting the storage room and putting cabinets together.
    Buiding an organic toilet block and outdoor shower.
    Ans making the ToolTempel (the workshed)

    And futhter: Cutting eucalyptus trees and peeling the bark, become poles for the tipi's
    Carpentry of decks for the tipi tents.
    Construction of beach volleyball court.
    Cleaning up the barrage (swimming pond).
    Working on oure own little beach.

    Cooking is always great!!
    Help with computer stuff, oure website, social media

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    We love to inprove oure English and Portugees. And we can share our Dutch with you.

  • Accommodation


    For now, we have large tents containing slatted beds, mattresses, blankets, pillows and bedsheets.
    And we goning to build tipi tents, with sleeping quarters in it.

    We are a start-up project. This means that many facilities still need to be built.
    We now have an outdoor compost toilet.
    And a cold water bucket shower in the rivierstream.
    We have (on the mountain) acess to internet but no wifi.

    We provide (all together) three times a day a vegetarian meal.

    And please note, our living community celebrates healthy and mindful lifestyles, and we wish to remain a safe space for everybody, so we ask not to smoke, drinking, and using drugs (incl marijuana) during your stay here.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have created a great beach on the rivier side with hammocks which is great for chilling out.
    The shared car "Bassie" can be used for trips on days off. There are beautiful beaches close by and great walking trails.

  • 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

    There is plenty of room to come with an campervan and sleep in it.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We have little cats so a dog is only possible if he or she is cat friendly.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 699249652949

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