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my name is Maya and i´m 25 years old. I moved to Portugal about 6 months ago to start my first own eco-building-project.
Right now i am building and renovating my first clay house with the help of my dad who also lives in Portugal.
We specify in clay and sustainable materials for building homes.
You will be living at my Fathers place with us, we have about 15 individual houses/bungalows. We will be driving to my construction site everyday (about 20min drive).
In our home we try to be as self sustained as possible with our own garden where you can pick fresh lettuce, tomatoes, beans, melons and more.
We speak fluent portuguese, german and english.
Help with Eco project
You can improve your portuguese, german and english skills.
As we live on the country side of Portugal this is the perfect place to wind down, relax and also meet some locals. Furthermore you will learn a lot about eco construction and clay building so you could one day build your own house :)
Also my dad is caribbean so you will experience this side of cultural exchange as well, especially in the food.
Always depending on the situation but mostly construction help (of course with natural materials as much as possible) and gardening.
english, german, portuguese, un petit peu french
Private bedroom with private bathroom.
We have an open kitchen where you cook 24H a day.
There is is one freshly cooked meal a day (usually dinner).
For Breakfast and Lunch we provide Bread, Eggs, Pasta, Rice and more so you can prepare your own meal if you wish so.
And we also have a lot of vegetables and fruits from our garden (in the right seasons) such as tomatoes, cucumbers, salad, avocados, plums, oranges and more which you are welcome to use as well.
This is a good place to connect with the nature, relax and find calmness in yourself. In your free time you can also go to lake or the beach. The place is in a rural area, for any further activities you would need a car/motorcicle but obviously we can give you a ride if it´s convenient. There´s a bus station in `Odemira`, `Milfontes`, `Cercal`, and a train station in `Funcheira` and `Amoreiras-Gare`.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week