Join me off grid enjoying creativity in Pinheiro de Coja, Barril de Alva, Portugal

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  • Last activity: 12 Nov 2023



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    I came to Portugal to live in nature and develop my creative and healing work and live a healthy off grid living.
    My creative work involves with wool in always different forms.
    I love to take a fleece from the sheep in my valley where i live, or from sheep from my family in Holland.
    From this fleece i spin it into wool and love spinning the wool as i find it for me as a meditation.
    I like to dye the wool with natural plants from the land. After this begin the exciting creative process to turn the wool in different creative products. Using knitting or croche or feltwork.
    Another part of my life is healingwork. This can be with essentinal oils, feetreflexiologie, sound. I do this also online as an individual basis.
    I start the day with sunrise Agnihotra "little fire- meditation".

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    They can learn working with wool, being creative;
    spinning, felting, knitting & croche.
    Also they learn healthy, off grid living.
    Making kombucha & waterkefir. Meditation. Agnihotra.
    They can meet the local cheapert and see where the fleece come from.
    They can experiance rual life in the vally with the local agricultores. Also they can walk to the 2 small portugese vilages true the beautifull vally, and experiance meeting different portugees people.

  • Help


    I need help with looking after and maintaining the property until beginning off may !

    Mostly the work will be on the land clearing, strimming, cuthing, carrying wood & gardening work. Also help with electricity is welcome.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Dutch: Fluent
    German: Intermediate
    English: Intermediate
    Portuguese: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    I want learn more Portugese, and i can you learn Dutch !

  • Accommodation


    In a cabin on the land or in a tent. If the wether is to cold, you can stay in my atelier or a campervan.
    There will be bedding provided.
    I will provied all food in exchange for the work.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    They can have nice walks, swimming in the Alva river, use the bycicle to see around. Continue with their creative projects, making things from wool. Enjoy the silence and tranquility off the vally.

  • 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

    Middel size campervan are welcome. Contact me before because the dirt track

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    If they are oke with cats

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 819378682737

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