Yurt maintenance and gardening in a beautiful forest near Espinhal, Portugal



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  • Description


    Hi! My name is Rui Duque, i have 39 years old and since April i buy a small peace of land (200 m2) near Espinhal. This place is located in a beautifull forest of
    eucalyptus, chestnut and willow. This small hamlet have 5 persons living, with me and you 7. I am a "off-grider", i live in a 5 meters Yurt. I love walk, play frisbee, photopraphy, dance and play didjeridoo. I have beautiful experiences being volunteer in Workaway so is time to be host!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I am a very open mind Portuguese, in this area isn´t so common. So I give you the oportunity of share with you about the Portuguese culture, dishes and best spots around. I use to travel, so i am always interested to know about other culture and learn more.

  • Help


    In the moment i need help: maintenance in the yurt (fixing the poles, alight the door...), gardening (pick up the roots of this common herb), general maintenance (paint the gate, fix the pipes of shower). You don´t need special skills to do it.
    October Goal: take apart small yurt for maintenance during the winter, remake outside toilet and build new kitchen 85% done. ✅
    November Goal: big yurt maintenance, cut herbs nearby the fence, build insulation in the new kitchen, pick up firewood, make new gate.
    December Goal: make hearts with clay

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Portuguese, English, Spanish

  • Accommodation


    You will stay inside the new kitchen made with eucalyptus sticks. Now is isolated with aluminum bobbles but soon I isolated with natural materials (part of the work). There is a simple single bed with mattress, sheets and blankets. For winter season you can use feather duvet. Inside I have a small woodburner that is also the way to warm up the water for shower. Dry toilet and shower outside.
    I can cook vegetarian.
    You receive 3 meals that i cook for you but you have snaks or fruit in between. Smoke and drugs are forbidden.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    If you like nature and silence you will enjoy this place. Around you can go to a river swimming pool, waterfalls, walks, beautifull landscapes and probably you will see deers. From my house to the city nearest is 7 kms. There are a bus stop nearby but only one bus in the morning. You can use my byke to riding around.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 3-4 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 761477449355