Co-create a conscious, regenerative and healing orientated space in the heart of the Alentejo countryside, Portugal

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  • Last activity: 28 May 2023



 Min stay requested: at least 1 month



  • Description


    This magical opportunity is one that has fallen into my hands, it is one that I wish to grow, co-create and share with other beings to help not only the project but those that help it and through the butterfly effect help raise the collective consciousness of the world. We are all growing in one way or another and a part of the vision of this place is to do so in a regenerative, harmonious, and prosperous manner.

    The vision extends to creating a space that cares, shares, supports, respects, laughs and loves one another and the environment that we are a part of. . The intention behind this falls into multiple domains that are not just physical but also mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

    I, a little piece of this universe, conscious of itself, driven to be the change that I wish to see in this world, am working every day in some way shape, or form as a social entrepreneur. I run and am a part of multiple businesses and ventures that put value creation above the typical profit creation model. I strive to be a positively impactful and transformational leader. I look to others on how I can add value and serve, where can I learn, how can we help each other become the best versions of ourselves, and support the environment that we are in to do better than it did yesterday.

    I live here with 2 dogs, 3 cats, chickens, goats, horses, and a bunny, creating a shared living environment with other magical beings where we can start to form some kind of sanctuary for humans and nature to co-exist and live in harmony, giving and receiving openly.

    I would like help with focusing energy to be able to turn this space into one that can regeneratively share the magic that already exists here, with more people, plants, and animals so that we all can thrive off of the energy and use the energy to create a better world internally and externally. I want to leverage this place as a space where people can heal, reconnect and grow in and help the environment and its beings do the same. It is something that has a focus on mindful/conscious living that facilitates, peace, love, unity, respect, sustainability, evolution, and harmony. I would love to learn and co-facilitate with more creative, kind, and heartful people!

    **Remembering that with great freedom comes great responsibility - the more we consciously take on the responsibility of harmonious care for our environment, the more freedom we are given to flow within the space. This enables more opportunities and deepening of the principles of CO-CREATION, CO-FACILITATION and CO-EXISTING. Founded upon principles of peace, love, unity, and respect!**

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    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

    It is located 4 Km away from a traditional Portuguese village called Pavia. The house in itself is magical and empowering in its essence, the land is beautiful and divine in its nature, the space is one that offers so much to the mind, body, and soul. There exist opportunities to relax, enjoy, connect with oneself or with other conscious beings, animals such as cats, horses and even to allow the music of nature to soothe you(of course this depends on your perspective, but I assume if you have made it this far reading you generally have an appreciation for some of the smaller things in life such as the singing of birds and the chirping of the natural nightlife, to enjoy a gorgeous view of a starlight sky and truly some tranquility that nature has to offer that things like the city cannot.

    About myself: I was born and raised on a horse farm in South Africa with a multiplicity of heritages running through my blood and ample diverse experiences. I am someone who is looking to integrate both the wildness of life with some of the luxuries and benefits of the modern-day age that we live in, in a manner that is conscious, expansive, respectful, and loving. My purpose is to create and co-create wherever I go, to learn and to teach, to inspire and to be inspired, to empower, and to allow myself to be humbled by the extensive diversity that exists around me. To develop energy exchanges that bring forth ''better'' into this world that can serve us as a collective.

    Other than all that, there are opportunities to co-create, laugh, learn, share, do things in nature, relax and even throw down our own little festivities as we truly enjoy a groovy dance and allow the vibrations of the powerful energies to vibrate through our beings. All that and so much more, the space is one to expand, give, receive, enjoy and be.

  • Help


    The help we are seeking is intended for environmental and social purposes, rather than commercial. We are in the process of becoming an official and legally accredited non-profit organization.

    PHILOSOPHY: Regenerating self with regenerating nature!



    FEBRUARY,MARCH, APRIL - Looking for volunteers who are interested in staying a longer period of time to help with the implementation of rainwater management systems, water retention landscapes, planting in, and reforesting the land with a biodiverse forest, Miyawaki forest, and food forest ( we will integrate various principles like from Syntropic Agroforestry). Final touches to prepare the forest for the summer, irrigation systems and tree support.
    -Retreats and event hosting

    MAY, JUNE, JULY, AUGUST, -Then we will focus on CARPENTRY. Building and renovating our outdoor kitchen, outdoor wash facilities with solar heating, and nature Glamping units . We as constant hosts will also frequently leave the land and are looking for people who want to step into the roles of responsibility and who really want to understand and practice what it means to oversee and support the well-functioning and flow of the land
    -Retreats and event hosting
    -Land stewardship - people who want to learn what it means to take and give care of a land, stepping into the responsibility of overseeing the well-being of the land, its beings and systems and holding and fostering a holistic community

    SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER - Finishing of construction works, creating and beautifying the spaces - working with DESIGNERS, ARTISTS, PAINTERS, SCULPTORS etc... we will also be preparing the land to host more retreats and can use help within HOSPITALITY, EVENT MANAGEMENT, SOCIAL MEDIA

    NOVEMBER, DECEMBER - We will be planting in a phase for our Foodforest / Agroforest / Syntropic forest as well as replanting in our miyawaki forest and sacred forest. We will be improving our rainwater management and retention of landscapes which involves a lot of digging, playing in the rain and mud and learning how to work with precious water.

    Throughout the whole year we always appreciate help with SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT, CONTENT CREATION & DIGITAL DESIGN, PHOTOGRAPHY, VIDEOGRAPHY, and CROWDFUNDING SKILLS. We are also inviting in people who are also keen to help us develop the space to be more energetically and financially prosperous.

    Overall helpful skills or skills you can potentially develop include

    -Permaculture planning & creation
    -Water management - water retention - irrigation systems
    -Intensive gardening
    -Eco building
    -Construction & renovation
    -Hospitality & Event planning, event creation, and event management

    - Videography and content creation
    - Website design, creation, and SEO/Search engine optimization
    - Social media management
    - Crowdfunding
    - Email marketing
    - Architecture, designers, interior designers
    - NFT's & Cryptocurrencies
    - AI/ Artificial intelligence & project management and automation

    On the side of the eco-project, we also like to embrace in our free time and share body, mindful, and soulful practices such as :
    - Yoga
    - Meditations
    - Breathwork
    - Ecstatic dance
    - Herbal medicines & aromatherapy
    - EFT
    - Massage therapy
    - Ayurvedic practices
    - Sound healing
    and whatever other practices can help us heal and grow as beings internally

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Intermediate
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    * For only 15 hours of contribution to the development of the project, we can provide all accommodation, food, cleaning materials, gas, electricity, wifi, and water for a 40 Euros per week contribution.
    *If you would prefer to work 25 hours per week with the above included instead, you can let us know in your application - we can not offer this exchange to everyone immediately as we are a non-profit but can work towards it
    *If you prefer you can alternatively cater to yourself by bringing your own food and void a financial contribution

    Indoor accommodation:
    *Please note that there is NO consistent hot water
    There are 5 large bedrooms, 3 of which are dormitory bedrooms, each having a maximum of 4-5 people depending on the room. Each bedroom has its own bathroom with a toilet, sink, and shower. We can provide various types of accommodation options indoors.

    Outdoor accommodation:
    We have a campervan which can sleep 2-4 people.
    You are welcome to sleep outside whether it be in a tent, hammock, or just under the night sky, and we can also provide camping equipment. We are in a safe location.
    We have a compost toilet, outdoor shower, and outdoor kitchen as well as all the mentioned facilities indoors.
    Bring your camper van and find a nice location to set up your space.

    We are centered around conscious consumption and eating, all communal meals are vegan and we often eat lunch and dinner together.

    *It is required to help keep the space clean and an enjoyable environment for all, this type of cleaning should happen on a consistent basis. We are collectively responsible for the environment and we all take our own initiative to empower the space.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The area is in the magnificent countryside of the Alentejo, you can go on walks, explore, swim in dams and visit the little town, meet locals, go horse riding, visit some old ruins , relax in and enjoy a lie in a hammock, make friends with the cats, dogs and horses, surf the internet and do your own private things. We often do our own workshops and activities depending on who is there and what is available to exchange skills and pleasures. Depending on how, we like to encourage people to explore and develop their skills as well as get creative with their own creative projects in their free time, if this is something that interests you we can always speak about it and see how we can support you on your journey with the space that we hold.
    Feel free to ask me any questions, i would be more than happy to explore possibilities and answer.

    I would love to enjoy with others and learn from others into more mindful, conscious practices that facilitate a more fulfilling, harmonious and holistic way of living, as well as enjoy adventures, share beautiful memories, exchange profound experiences, laugh without control and share the magnificence and uniqueness that this space and what we in our beings have to offer.

  • 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

    The space has unlimited wifi

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    There are 6 hectares of safe space where you could park your vehicle, shaded is only by trees.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We have what one might call domesticated 2 dogs, 2 horses, 3 cats, 5 chickens,1 goat and 1 bunny on the property. As long as your animals can accustom to the animals and systems that already exist on the property, we welcome them! P.S. The 1 dog Cacao is working through some trauma with female dogs and it takes a lot more time, effort and patience to adjust.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    15 Hours per week, 4 days a week

Host ref number: 791574738628

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