Help Vegan couple restore mini Eco Glamping in beautiful mountains of Central Portugal

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Portugal

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    08/08/2020

 
  2021 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello!

    We are a young couple (and 3 cats) living off-grid in Central Portugal. We are trying to revitalize an old eco-camping site.

    We moved to Portugal in the summer of 2019 and would love a helping hand with various project around the property.

    The land is in a beautiful valley and has functioned as a 'glamping' since 2000 but has been empty for a couple of years. The basic infrastructure is in place but as it is surrounded by nature there is always maintenance to be done!

    The aim is to have 2 camping spots ready for the coming 2020 season.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are an international couple with DUTCH, INDONESIAN, ENGLISH and COLOMBIAN heritage.

    We have experience and practice ARCHITECTURE, ART, WOODWORKING, YOGA and VEGANISM.

    The project is located in a beautiful region of Portugal with abundant NATURE, FORESTS and RIVERS.

  • Help

    Help

    CURRENT PROJECTS:
    - Building a YURT from locally harvested wood and using traditional techniques.
    - Building a GEODOME from locally harvested wood and using traditional techniques.
    - Renovating and redecorating COMPOST TOILETS & OUTDOOR SHOWERS
    - Planting and maintaining PERMACULTURE garden.
    - Harvesting and maintaining FRUIT TREES and FIRE WOOD.
    - Building GARDEN FENCES, STEPS and OTHER LANDSCAPING WORKS.
    - Help with GENERAL LAND & HOUSEHOLD CHORES.

    In general we only ask that you have a POSITIVE & PROACTIVE ENERGY and a WILLINGNESS TO HELP!

    WORK EXCHANGE:

    We offer accommodation and a BIG, HEALTHY VEGAN LUNCH in exchange for 4 HOURS A DAY x 5 DAYS A WEEK.

    Please only apply for minimum of 1 WEEK after this we can see if we both want to keep working together!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We offer a beautiful self built, minimal but comfortable campervan with:

    - 9m2 of living space.
    - Fold down double bed
    - A flexible living platform.
    - A spacious kitchen.
    - Hammock & Porch
    - 2 Burner Gas stove
    - 25L Fresh Water Tank
    - 25L Grey Water Tank
    - 180W Solar panel
    - 200Ah Battery
    - LOADS of storage

    We have traveled around Europe and Morocco in it and now would like to share it with you!

    We also offer the use of one of the outdoor bathrooms which has:
    - Composting Toilet
    - Hot and Cold water Shower
    - Hot and Cold water Sink

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are fairly isolated so your OWN TRANSPORT is recommended as public transport can be an issue. But we go once a week to the local town ARGANIL and there is a daily bus that also goes there at 9am and return at around 6pm.

    We can pick you up from MOITA DA SERRA bus station.

  • 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 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 825298248887