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Co create an holistic and cultural Center in Aveiro Portugal

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  • Last activity: 12 Feb 2024



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    Borne out of the many years of learning, traveling, self-development and healing practices of Sandy, this is a holistic and cultural center in Portugal in the process of coming to life.
    It will be a home for retreats, workshops and training intended for self-development and health thanks to volunteers' help.
    At the moment no paying activities are taking place as the place is still being prepared to receive paying guests.

    The vision of this project is to create a better world, by empowering people to fulfill their greatest potential through self-development activities and teachings; such as ayurveda, chinese medecine, family constellation, non violent communication, meditation and other different ancestral and alternative therapies.

    If you are interested in personal growth and making a difference through a change of lifestyle or diet, you will enjoy this experience. As Sandy loves to share her passions for food and lifestyle. If events occur during your stay you can also attend part of the events. Also you can join the yoga classes or meditation classes if they are happening during the time of your stay. At no cost.

    At the moment we are still in the process of building the spaces for the events and classes.
    This home has an organic, biological, botanical garden of edible and medicinal plants. We are growing 75% of our fruits and vegetables.
    The aim is to hold space and an environment where one is able to hear their inner voice as they go on a path of healing and self-discovery.

    Tap into the energy of this project to leave your footprints in a creation of a space that will serve many like-minded people who are seeking peace of mind, a connection to their core nature, or simply a perfect place to just be, grow, share and learn. Looking forward to meet you!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

    Through your stay you will learn all about wholesome healing foods and plants through organic plant based cuisine and permaculture. Also learn and practice some healing tools for the body and soul through yoga, meditation,and ancient medicine if events are occuring during your stay. Beyond a free stay and a lunch per day is it a chance to live a nourishing human experience through connections with people and creativity; what better way to live and visit Portugal when also learning more about its culture. In exchange of 4-5 hours a day of your energy will be required to transform this home in a center specialized in self development and healing.

  • Help


    Thanks to many volunteers hands, through a co-creation form, this space is growing everyday into a peaceful haven with rich soil offering abundant organic harvest. At the moment, some of these skills would be required to continue on with this mission/vision of creating an international platformed intended to share knowledge related to health and self-development:

    - Main priority is to build by May 30th 2022 shelves for a new kitchen. A carpenter/builder/construction/cabinetmaking helper would be amazing to meet!
     - Marketing, we do wish to have assistance with website development: Graphic/Web design branding and anything related to making this place known in social media. Photography/Video making for social media
     - Interior design: assistance with decor in the house and also in the front of the house outdoor with vases, plants, etc.
     - Painting: Also to pain walls outdoors.
     - Permaculture/Gardening: weeding, seeding, watering plants.
     - Naturopathy/Natural healing​: prepare herbal teas, cooking with plants from garden. Vegan/Plant based cooking
    This is for everyday for volunteers group.
    - Animal care: Feed chicken

     - Landscape architecture/design: ideas for front of the house gardening landscape, to build a structure for climbing plants, Mosaic/Pavement Making.

    In this moment I need to build shelves for a kitchen Want to join us build it ?

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You will stay in a quite comfortable room which is bright and large located in this beautiful home. The room you will get may vary depending on when you come as there is the possibility of private rooms and shared rooms (with max 2-3 people). This is a house that has also a kitchen you can use, bathroom with hot water. Lunch (mostly plant-based organic meals) will be provided during your work period.
    We do provide a room and lunch in exchange of 4-5 hours of work daily during 5 days per week.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The house located about 5km to Aveiro. You can get to a close train station in 15 minutes on foot, which can take you to Aveiro in 3 minutes, to Porto in 1 hour, and to Coimbra in 1 hour. Lisbon is just 2.5 hours away too.

    Known as the Venice of Portugal, Aveiro is surrounded by salt-flats, beaches and lagoons and dominated by the Central Canal running through town.

    The real charm of Aveiro lies in its coast, with its fantastic sandy beaches: São Jacinto, Barra, Costa Nova and Vagueira. This local coast is well known as Silver Coast, due to the beautiful and clean beaches. 

    Today the best kept secret of its attraction apart from the extensive soft sand beaches that reach from Mira in the south, to Espinho in the north, is it's relative less "tourist trap" quality and authenticity coupled with less costly food when compared further south, Algarve. 

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • 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

Host ref number: 744344271912

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