Join us creating with natural materials in the beautiful nature of South Alentejo, Portugal




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  • Description


    We are a small community in the making...
    For now we are three friends, trying to create our space for living.
    Maja (German-Polish), Patricio (German-Cap Verdian) and Chris (Austrian)
    and two children, a girl (6) and a boy (9).

    We have a little HOUSE (2,5 rooms) with 0,7 hectar of land around it, with a little beautiful GARDEN we created
    and three big TREES that provide shade.
    We are currently renovating the house, do gardening and building for example a compost toilet.

    Maja and Patrick are running a little massage company in Germany.
    Both spent some time in the community „Tamera“ and participated in various courses.
    Chris is a professional chef and has experience as a permaculture gardener and clay-builder.
    We all are very interested in community-building, radical honesty, NVC, The Work and the subject of free love.

    We wish HELP with the following tasks:
    --- creating more permaculture gardens --- building wood-constructions
    --- clay constuctions --- creating structure --- cooking, household and lots more ;-D

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Come and benefit from / learn about the following topics
    (our main focus is at the moment building with NATURAL MATERIALS):

    ---gardening and clay tips and tricks ---how to make your own amazing kombucha
    ---live & life coaching (if wished) ---different ways to aproach children and feelings

    -clay constuctions:
    -- calculation of clay composition for different purposes
    -- mixing the respective clay together
    -- tips and tricks for the correct handling of clay
    -- structural aspects (what to consider during preparation)

  • Help


    You will usually work with one of us on a bigger project or you can have your own project (according to your abilities).

    At the moment are looking for HELP with the following tasks:
    ---building wood-constructions ---creating more permacultur gardens
    ---clay constuctions (you can learn a lot if you like) ---cooking & household

    Most of all we wish for:
    -craftsmanship and other TALENTED people who can also work on their own
    -for at least 5 DAYS (14 days or longer is super WELCOME we would like to get to know YOU)
    -communicate honestly and directly, also about limits, wishes and needs
    -nature-lovers and/or open hearted people

    -we prefer to work in a GOOD MOOD & still getting things done
    -we would like 5 helping days per week & we still love to stay flexible
    -5 hours of work per day in exchange for tasty, vegetarian meals and accommodation (if needed)
    -we are all RESPONSIBLE for the place, the tools, our health and nature

    - Monday through Friday we meet at 9am for a quick check-in and the work-briefing
    - We work until lunch at 1pm and around 6.30pm we have dinner. We usually eat TOGETHER
    - mostly we meet for a circle after dinner, to share how the day was and to connect with each other
    -if something bothers you or you find yourself in a bad mood, communicate honestly and directly
    to at least one of us, so we can help to resolve things or at least we know what's up
    - if there is the need / wish for process work, we find time for that in a smaller round
    - we take selfresponsobility to be on time, which does not only mean present in the room
    but ready to start (coffee made etc.)

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Portuguese, German, little bit Polish and some Spanish

  • Accommodation


    We can PROVIDE caming gear. Just let us know what you need!
    You can come in your TENT, CAMPER, HAMMOCK or you can sleep in an old, original portugese HOUSE.
    There are currently one room for you available, the other room we use as a community-space.

    We can also LEND YOU a tent including mattresses and sleeping bag and so on.
    We have an good working outdoor-kitchen and an outdoor-shower.
    We eat mostly vegetarien and are open to raw-, vegan-, sunlight-eaters.

    You wish to eat meat sometimes?
    We have a second kitchen & maybe one of us will join.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    -Possibilitys to be mobile:
    --borrow our bikes (2 availible)
    --you can come with us to the markets, to the beaches, ... let`s see, what we all wanne do!

    -About the REGIO/ possibilities for FREE TIME:
    --hiking, walking and biking in beautiful and peaceful NATURE (hardly any neighbors)
    --lots of regional MARKETS and events
    --the SEA and BEACH is 35min by car
    --a beautiful RIVER for bathing and hiking (30min by bike or 15min by car)
    --a CANYON, from where you can JUMP 9 meter into the water or swim thou

    -Nearest "CITYS" around
    --Odemira is a sightseeing CITY with a Chocolaterie, library, cinema, old portuges houeses and lots more
    --Sao Luis is a small, calm and still pulsing VILLAGE with lots of different nationalities
    --Reliquias is a very old, small & traditional VILLAGE where you can meet "real-portuges-people" ;-) and see their live-style

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

First new layer of the Kichtenfloor ready
Making the new Kitchenfloor
The Kitchenfloor in April
Now this room looks much nicer! this Picture is from Mai... Come and see.
Garden, just got ready in Mai 2019
Same garden 2 month later, beginning July 2019

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