Help us to create living space in Marmelete, Portugal



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    We are part of an association that bought 36 hectares in the Serra Monchique.
    Within the 36ha, groups have turned to individual areas in order to shape them individually according to their needs and to live together in good neighbourhood.
    We David, Gunda and our daughter Matilda are creating infrastructure and living space. Since we started at 0 the living conditions are still very basic. We ourselves are still living in caravans at the moment. Our goal is to build a mud house. But before that there are still some things to do...
    The property is located in a beautiful and remote area. It is about 5 km to the country road. There is a river and a small lake on the property.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The most beautiful experience for me at this place is the nature near simply living which inspires me daily new and brings me closer to myself.

    If this is too boring for you, you can expand your skills in permaculture, clay construction, building in general, catching springs, unschooling, or letting off steam with heavy machines...

    In addition, other groups and families live on the 36 hectares.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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  • Help


    Free cutting to make the land fire safe.
    Changing green waste.
    Creating mixed-culture gardens (permaculture).
    Building terraces and paths.
    Designing space creatively.
    Having fun with life close to nature ;)

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    A caravan is available for our guests.
    Since we're just in the beginning, all is very basic we have 2 compost toilets, showers only with hot water in a bucket or in the public shower in the next village.
    With more time and help the infrastructure will be better...

    We are not vegetarian or vegan. We usually don't use any animal products in our daily life, so it's no problem to adapt our food to the respective needs.
    We buy once a week at the farmers market and eat a lot of vegetables and fruits.
    Breakfast at individual times... You will get homemade bread or muesli as you like.
    Lunch warm together. In the evening usually a soup or bread...

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The Serra Monchique is a very popular hiking area, which is ideal for hiking trips.
    The beautiful beaches of the surrounding area can be reached in 25 - 40 minutes by car.
    For party enthusiasts: The famous Pizza Party in Tojeiro every Friday is in about 20 minutes by car.
    Shopping facilities with café and Mini Mercado are about 15 minutes away by car (depending on weather conditions)
    By car : Aljezur 20min
    Monquice 30min
    Portimao 45min
    Lagos 30min

    From Aljezur dayli busses to Lisbon
    and Lagos

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    we have a guest terrace with a great view and compost toilet nearby

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

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    Hours expected

    Maximal 4-5 Stunden am Tag, 5 Tage die Woche

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Host ref number: 835886528689