Come and help build an Eco lodge glamping area in the Algarve, Portugal



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    We are building a glamping lodge with bell-tent accommodations to open Summer 2018. The area (22 hectares) is located in the western Algarve, in south of Portugal, beautiful beaches and small villages. Secluded but only 5 minutes from the nearest village. The idea is to build a place for people to have a great outdoor/off the grid experience in the summer. Everything will be build eco-minded. Electricity will come from solar panels. Water will come from our own wells. If you have skills and an interest in eco/alternative building techniques we would love to have you here.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    It is not all work work work here. We like to go for a surf, go to the beach, making fires, making music or go into town, We would love you to join us. More people, more joy. We have allot of nature around us. Perfect for hiking, mountainbiking, climbing, surfing, watersports.
    If you are intrested we would love to tell you about our Fablab, check out: Algrave Fablab. You can learn about digital fabrication as well as help build an environment that will benefit the community around us. We will explore innovative construction technics together with traditional ones.

  • Help


    All the help required will be around making and setting up the area for the bell tents. Like building/making platforms, renovating old furniture, make compost toilets, outdoor kitchen, relaxing area's. Also we need to set up solar panels and water systems. So we would love if you have any experience in this. Around 5 hours a day, 5 days a week.

    Also we need someone willing to cook for the other workawayers. This means making breakfast, lunch and diner. We will arrange all the ingredients. Also vegetarian food needs to be available for the ones who like. Some experience in cooking for groups would be recomended. You arrange your own schedule.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent
    Chinese (Mandarin): Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    There is a comfortable caravan available which fits 3 people. It would be great if you can bring your own Van or Tent. We have another space for 2 more people. We have a warm shower and a compost toilet available. It could be that you have to share a room with other workawayers. We will try to make you as comfortable as possible.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Home made lake, join us every morning for a swim!
Getting water from the wells in Monchique
Setting floors
Vieuw from the land
One of the fine beaches for great surf
The house on our land, totally surrounded by Nature

Host ref number: 819364316138