The project is to create a place of abundance, a healthy ecosystem that thrives, where basic needs are met easily. A space where gift economy is possible where we give our time because it is our wish and not because we have to. When we are not working for survival but because we enjoy it then we are more creative!
DIY and building projects
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
Lots of skills to learn. From quarrying our own rocks to building with wood. Agroforestry and growing food in general. I also practice lot of different juggling arts as they are my main income.
I don't expect travellers to give a specific number of hours of help in change of beeing hosted. Do as much as you wish.. Or a minimum stay...anyway unless it is your wish to do more it will not exceed 4h a day 5 days a week..(including tasks as cooking) What I do expect is for people to be conscious. Do not come thinking I will pick you up from the nearest bus (10km ) and drive you back 2 days later... Or that I will always cook, task will be shared and unless you specifically ask not to do that, cooking is one of the task of our daily life. Tasks will certainly include building with wood, stone and other local materials. Gardening: planting, watering, irrigation systems, pruning. Kitchen: making jams, chutneys and other conserves. These are general examples of what the task might be but when deciding to come you can ask what in specific are the projects happening at the moment on the land. (e. G. Building a new roof, creating microdams for irrigation or hydropower etc... )
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For now workawayers are expected to sleep in tents I have sleeping bags and tents and in case of very rough weather can host under a roof..
There are three meals a day breakfast lunch and dinner and fruits to eat inbetween lunch and dinner need preparation and will be considered as help if a volunteer offers to do the cooking
At the base of the Serra de Estrella lots of hiking and lots of mountain Rivers and waterfalls to explore. The city of Coimbra is only one hour away and I often go there to work with juggling so it is possible to go visit the city.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
No maximum or minimum left to the conscious discretion of each guest max 4h per day 5 day a week