Help at our place in a magical valley in a stunning part of the Algarve, Portugal




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  • Description


    We run a project which has been evolving over the last 15 years.We arrived here with our family in our 1957 Bedford house truck called Shambhala all the way from New Zealand.We have been creative all the while being here.
    We want to move into our next stages of creation,with things like a pallet tiny house and an earth bag construction,as well as the day today running of the farm,wood collecting for the fires,tending the veggie gardens.Playing music and holding sacred ceremonies.we are looking for carpentary skills in particular and someone who knows their way around computers and websites

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    We live in a magical valley in a stunning part of the Algarve.
    Steeped in history and folklore.Its not all about the work,we love to play too.
    We hold sacred ceremony here as well as have travellers passing through.The Algarve way of life is un- hurried and peaceful

  • Help


    We are looking to get creative once again in our orange groves with construction of dwellings,like an earth bag house and a tiny house made from pallets.general looking after the existing dwellings.Wood collecting for the fires and clearing e.t.c.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Intermediate
    French: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    Always a warm dry safe bed on the property.When we work together we will generally eat together but we also appreciate that sometimes people need their space as do we,so we will organize between us how that will work.You will be staying in either. 3 meals provided.

    Shambhala,Tubakula,lula,or shanti,which are all funky dwellings that are unique warm dry and cozy sometimes also staying in the Wysteria house or our very own Moloka when there are no ceremonies taking place.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Its a lovely part of the world to explore.The beaches are Stunning and the local town of Silves is the best in the Algarve for historical adventures and economic restaurants.Public transport to silves is also excellent by train or bus

  • 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

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 781698256425