Help with eco project, build wood and bamboo house, Organic farming in south Alentejo. Portugal



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    I am French, agricultural engineer retired but still active. I chose to live in this beautiful place of Portugal (200 km south of Lisbon and near the ocean. ) It’s a hilly property crossed by a small river full of charm. Here I started to plant 28 years ago different species of bamboos. I would like to share this magical place with people who want to know more about nature and take inspiration from it. My project is to propose in the beautiful season in the middle of nature small light but comfortable constructions made of wood and bamboo. For that I seek help. Good handymen and carpenters. The other activities are more agricultural: vegetable garden and organic orchard, horses, chickens, Tibetan goats in freedom...

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    Cultural exchange with Portuguese and Nepalese workers who are on the spot. A good place to learn how to grow bamboo and how to use it. How to manage an organic garden. Sometimes a yoga teacher comes to give class, you can also initiate yourself to mindfulness meditation with the owner who Is practicing for 35 years (For these activities a pavilion built in bamboo can accommodate around 12 persons.) There is a pottery workshop on site with wood oven and electric one.

  • Help


    The help is to build small houses mainly with wood and bamboo. Then participation in agricultural help, organic vegetable garden and care of animals of the farm. Depending on the number of workeraways it will be asked for help in the kitchen

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    The workeraways will be hosted either in the owner's house which has three bedrooms each with a bathroom or in an independent house with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Meals will be prepared with participation of the workeraways. As much as possible we eat the fruits and vegetables from our organic garden.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    on-site bathing lakes and swimming pool with running water. Riding and walking in nature .Beautiful beaches at 10 km.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 922414779162