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Come and share with our thriving eco-conscious community in Loural, Portugal

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  • Last activity: 27 Nov 2023

Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    Our project is a transdisciplinary research and experimentation center for the evolution of new forms of therapy and collective intelligence. On 30 hectares of land in the mountains, we as a collective propose to protect and improve the ecosystem by practising responsible agriculture and producing green energy, we are working towards being almost fully autonomous regarding food and energy.
    In parallel with this attitude, the collective is developing an activity oriented towards training and the practice of integrative medicine and well-being, with 5 schools to be built.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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

    WHAT WE OFFER:

    - Accommodation in a shared house (2 rooms x 2 single beds) with bathroom and kitchen.
    - Food - mainly vegetarian
    - Wi-Fi access
    - Sharing of experiences
    - Direct contact with life in countryside

    As we are aiming to become a teaching center, we regularly host retreats and workshops that bring to our secluded area, experienced teachers of various disciplines, whose presence we can all benefit and learn from. Our village proposes then the perfect environment for learning about ourselves, the nature around us and different healing modalities. We occasionally host music retreats as well, which are a joy to be part of. The volunteers will get the chance to participate in the livelihood of our thriving community.

  • Help

    Help

    We need help indoor as well as outdoor.

    Indoor:

    - kitchen (we usually eat together and therefore, help is needed for the preparation of the meals)
    - cleaning

    Outdoor:

    In the garden :

    - Creation of a new vegetable permaculture garden
    - Transformation of the old Permaculture veg garden into a forest garden
    - Tree trimming and cutting
    - Wood chopping
    - Watering young trees
    - Spraying young trees with neem oil, stinging nettle tea, etc
    - Composting trees or berry bushes
    - Gardening
    - Forestry
    - Planting seedlings
    - Watering seedlings
    - Weeding of beds
    - Cutting grass/ferns and use it for mulching

    Outdoor work:
    - Maintenance work, machinery, electricity, etc
    - River cleaning and arranging
    - Projects (depending of the time of year you come we might have quite a few projects going on which you could be a part of)

    Stone work:
    - Old dry stone steps repair
    - Old dry stone wall repair
    - River bed repair

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accommodation in a shared house (2 rooms x 2 single beds) with bathroom and kitchen.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    While our village is embedded in beauty, other nearby villages are worth visiting. If the helpers are to bring their own car, it is quite easy to move around or else there is a taxi service available that can be organised. Close to our village, there are beautiful river beaches with clean waters that can offer a nice alternative to discover and relax at. Every week, we also visit the market of Arganil for grocery and it can be a nice occasion for sightseeing.

    FOR AN INITIAL CONTACT - PLEASE INCLUDE :
    - Name
    - Age
    - Contact information (e.g. mobile phone, e-mail, other)
    - Dates you would be available (start and end dates)
    - Photo of yourself
    - Why our project appeals to you
    - What skills and knowledge you could offer **
    - What you would most enjoy doing
    - Whether you have a tent or will need a bed in the house
    - Dietary constraints
    - References of past experiences or in relevant jobs

    ** Any skills or experience you may bring with you are a welcome bonus, certainly not an expectation.

    WHAT TO BRING:
    - Energy and enthusiasm
    - Sturdy boots and work clothes
    - Swim gear
    - Sun protection/hat
    - Rain gear+boots - as we can also work outside when it rains!

    OTHER:
    For your mobility, you can bring your own car if you have one.
    We Share cooking with the site manager(s) and other Wwoofers
    Please keep your space/room clean; at the end of your stay you will do a thorough clean for the next helper

  • 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

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We already have 2 dogs and 3 cats at our village. However if the helpers have pets, we can discuss the possibility of hosting them.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 895895332136

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