Help us in our permaculture garden in Portugal

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Portugal

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    15/08/2019

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  2019 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a young and dynamic couple that have chosen to start a B&B-Permaculture-Yoga Center in Portugal.
    B&B: At the moment we have 2 rooms, but we want to develop an ecolodge in the garden. This is where we can use you help.
    Permaculture project: Our vision with this project is to use local products, to produce local organic food and to connect local community.
    At the moment we are improving our garden by building soil and by creating biodiversity so we can grow food. We are working on a water recycling system and we are creating natural wind and noise breaks and privacy / chill areas in the garden.

    About us...
    Joachim is a professional cook and permaculture farmer.
    Nina is a Yoga Teacher - with a lot of communicational and organizing skills.

    Our story... .

    Together we were travelling, surfing, snowboarding and working in different countries. Life was good! But we felt the need to do something different... .
    On one of our surf trips, we crossed this amazing region, Alentejo, where we found a little piece of land, not far from the sea. Surrounded by the smell of fruit trees and the atlantic ocean, we saw this would be the perfect place to built a house where we would be able to share our experiences and passions;
    Nature & Good Food is essential in our lives. In order to keep on doing our favourite sports, Mother Nature is important to us (waves, wind, snow) - and we love to eat, cook and to share this with others. We started reading about Permaculture and dreamt about cooking with our own organic ingredients from our eatable garden. A garden, where people can explore and enjoy and where we want to share alternative ways of gardening.
    As a busy cook and a ski school manager, we learned the importance of listening to your body, to take a break once in a while and to respect your body, mind and soul. For this we strongly believe in the power of yoga and sports as essential elements in life. So we want to create a place where you can calm down, relax and enjoy and we offer you as well many activities such as yoga, walks on the fishermen trail, surf or kite lessons... .

    In order to make our project work, we are looking for people who are not afraid of getting their hands dirty, and preferable with some experience in (wood)construction and/or gardening.
    Let us know, and we look forward meeting you!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Our place is located in the South West of Portugal, at the coast, near the fishermen villages Porto Covo and Vila Nova de Milfontes. It is very beautiful and you can easily enjoy the beach which is at only 10 mn by car or 35 mn walk. Nice hikes and beautiful nature around.
    You will learn about permaculture: The philosophy, design, practical tips, ... .
    If you love surfing or you want to learn to surf, we are in a good region for that!
    There are yoga classes which you can join for a small fee.

  • Help

    Help

    We need people that can help us with the garden; working the ground, planting plants, helping with the maintenance of the garden, .... .
    We need people with some (wood) construction skills, to help us building eco showers, compost toilet, yoga platform, ... .

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Dutch, French,

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We are located nearby Vila Nova de Milfontes, Odemira, Portugal.
    at 3km from the sea
    We provide a tent (coussin, matress, blankets are provided) in our garden.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    "Don't dream your life, Live your dreams "
    We are a young couple, passionate about nature, sea, food and sports and
    we want to open our house, minds and hearts to share our experiences with you.

    Nature & Good Food is essential in our lives. In order to keep on doing our favourite sports, Mother Nature is important to us (waves, wind, snow) - and we love to eat, cook and to share this with others. We started reading about Permaculture and dreamt about cooking with our own organic ingredients from our eatable garden. A garden, where people can explore and enjoy and where we want to share alternative ways of gardening.
    As a busy cook and a ski school manager, we learned the importance of listening to your body, to take a break once in a while and to respect your body, mind and soul. For this we strongly believe in the power of yoga and sports as essential elements in life.

    The region, Alentejo, is still very rustic. It has beautiful fishermen villages (vila nova de milfontes, Porto Covo, Zambujeira do mar), beautiful walks along the cliffs or inside along the river.

    Come and join us, help us in the garden, discover the Alentejo region and maybe we can learn you some small things that show you how to live in harmony with nature.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week




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