In November last year we moved to our new place in Alentejo. The house as well as the land have been a little neglected and we are working on renovating, beautifying, maintaining existing gardens and creating new ones - the dream is a big organic fruit and veggie garden.
We share the land and the house with two cats and a small dog. The vision is to create a place with beautiful eatable gardens and hidden spots for rest and relaxation. We love to welcome friends from all over the world and to meet new people who join in one of the planned projects. Further down the road we want to create a center for meditation, healing and creativity open to locals as well as foreigners.
The place is located about 13 km from São Teotónio - a small but alive village. The Atlantic Ocean is 25 km away. The house is located in nature and there is only limited internet access and no mobile phone reception. There are beautiful trees on the land and nice spots to just enjoy and rest. Once a day a bus goes to Sao Teotonio in the morning and returns in the afternoon but only during school days. There will be opportunities to get a lift to the village or the beach but you must be prepared to stay for a few days on the premises without internet or TV.
We are looking for help on the land with trimming the cork and medronho trees, mowing grass and brushes, cleaning up the land, creating a new organic garden and a high veggie bed, painting and renovation jobs in the house. I offer a guest room, in the winter there is a gas heater, 3 vegetarian meals a day and if interested you can join intentional power walks and/or meditations. I am looking for someone who is willing to work 5 days a week for 5 hours but is also flexible to maybe work longer if required and therefore take this time off another day in that week.
Help around the house
You can learn about organic gardening, treating trees, composting, general work on the land but also vegetarian cooking if interested even more specialized like vegan or raw food.
mainly we are looking for help on the land and with creating a new garden and a high veggie bed, this includes mowing grass and brushes, trimming trees, digging the ground, weeding, planting and seeding - occasionally we might also ask a hand for painting jobs or other maintenance work
There is a guest room with a double bed suitable for a single person or a couple. In the winter the room has a gas heater. There will be breakfast, lunch and dinner provided. Food is vegetarian. Of course you can also bring your own tent or come with your camper.
If you want to stay with us, it is important that you like cats and dogs. If you are a smoker we expect that you do not smoke inside the house. Ashtrays are provided on the terrace. Smoking on the land includes the danger of wild fires and is therefore prohibited. Drugs being consumed is not tolerated.
We can host one single person or a couple during the winter. In the summer more volunteers are welcome provided they bring their own tent or van/caravan.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week