Come to help us in nature on a holiday and retreatcenter in south west Portugal

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  • Description

    Description

    Dear Helper....

    For now (april '17)we could use some help for 4 weeks from an experienced carpenter for furniture and some ad hoc help in the garden.

    For the last two week of may we are looking for someone who can take care of a small group of ten people.

    For June, july and August we are looking for an experienced workaway couple with a caravan or camper for hospitality, cleaning and maintenance. If you can sing or play guitar then you are soooo welcome to love the summer hippie vibe.


    You are more than welcome to help and live for a while on this beautiful little holiday and retreat center. It is a non-profit project and nature resort. If you have to offer lots of love for this land feel free to be welcome. Our main focus is on hosting this beautiful place for holidays and retreats for self-development. in the nearby future it will be transform into a platform of sustainable living, recreation and new forms of agriculture. A hub, a knowledge garden for free thinkers, engineers, entrepreneurs and scientists.
    We are looking for social people who has experience to work in other country's and in other communities.If you are a team player, have humour and an open minded view on the world, can also work on your own, have great ideas then please feel invited.

    About us.
    We are an modern thinking couple and just getting started the last 2 years with this amazing crazy project on 24 acres nature estate.
    This paradise found us and we would like to share it with like-minded people who have a desire to working in the nature and are interested to help us develop this small paradise into an even more unique experience than it already is.

    We are about 200 meters above sea level and only 5 kms from the city of Grandola and approx. 1 hr. and 15 minutes south from Lisbon and 20 min from the ocean. You will be surprised by the abundance of the variety in vegetation. The land host fertile soil and the valley is enriched by fruit, nut, cork and olive trees. There are 5 natural water-wells, one of which is still from the Roman times. From this well you can see the water directly flowing out of the earth. It is a magnificent place to meditate or do your yoga practices.

    We are looking for interested and motivated people with initiative; preferably with some experience- in carpentry to help us build, working with cob, traditional skills,landscape design and solar knowledge. All year round there are things to do. Other activities are planting vegetables, general upkeep, picking fruits, nuts and olives, pool cleaning, painting or collecting fire wood.
    Online Marketing experiences are welcome too. If you have another skill that you would like to share with us please let us know!

    Volunteers help roughly 5 hours a day, 5 days a week - You will be staying in the summer in a tent and after october in a large holiday home with two separate bedrooms, each for two persons. You will share te house with other volunteers.
    During days, meals are provided or you cook in your house or outdoor kitchen. We like to use lots of local produce, mostly vegetarian dishes.Vegan is possible. We love the mentality of vegan people. The Bio garden is at summer in abundance to share. Help for preparing the food is also welcome. If you want to share your best recipies we are open for that and there is also a barbeque and a pizza oven.
    Wifi is available, and we have lots of art and self-development books to browse through and plenty comfortable and relaxing places to read them

    How to get here?
    You can easily take the metro (5 minutes) from the airport Lisboa to the ‘Oriente’ train station in Lisbon (platform 6). From there you take the train to Grandola, from where we will pick you up..

    We are sure this will be an unforgettable experience!
    If you make music or sing, please bring your instrument if you can…

    We speak English, Dutch, German, French and until now only a few words Portuguese. During meal time the language what we speak is english.

    Looking forward to hear from you…

    Maya & Peter

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Other
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    nature experience, silence retreat, meditation place,

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for interested and motivated people with initiative for our project; preferably with some experience- in carpentry to help us build, landscape design and solar knowledge. All year round there are things to do. Other activities are planting vegetables, general upkeep, picking fruits, nuts and olives, pool cleaning, painting or collecting fire wood.
    Online Marketing experiences are welcome too. If you have another skill that you would like to share with us please let us know!

    Volunteers work roughly 5 hours a day, 5 days a week - You will be staying in the summer in a tent and after october in a large holiday home with two separate bedrooms, each for two persons. You will share te house with other volunteers.
    During days, meals are provided or you cook in your house or outdoor kitchen. We like to use lots of local produce, mostly vegetarian dishes.Vegan is possible. We love the mentality of vegan people. The Bio garden is at summer in abundance to share. Help for preparing the food is also welcome. If you want to share your best recipies we are open for that and there is also a barbeque and a pizza oven.
    Wifi is available, and we have lots of art and self-development books to browse through and plenty comfortable and relaxing places to read them. come and join us for a great experience.
    best regards

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Dutch, English, French, German and 2 words of Portuguese.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Holidayhome during the wintertime, Tent or bed & breakfest room in the summer.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We regularly take trips to special events such as markets, towns and the sea during the hot days. We are only a short drive from Melides Beach which is delightful to swim in during the summer and early autumn.
    Wifi is available.

  • 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

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 786685756935