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This personal home will eventually turn into a unique musical guesthouse/retreat in nature just outside Lisbon. The concept is based on flow state, relaxation and inspiration...but ultimately it's about having fun :) We have stunning sunset views of a valley. We have ten garden beds growing organic veggies, and the house itself is super cosy, with underfloor heating that's powered by solar energy. For the moment we're just hosting occasional non-profit events/jam sessions, but eventually we'll open up to paying guests. For Workaway, we dedicate one or two weeks at a time when we receive musician volunteers who are interested in helping to build the project - and of course to strum or bang on an instrument for evening jam sessions :)
Types of help and learning opportunitiesHelp with Eco ProjectsGardeningDIY and building projectsFarmstay helpCreating/ Cooking family mealsHelp around the houseGeneral Maintenance
UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
You might learn about organic farming techniques, permaculture, and enjoy being immersed in an artistically inspirational environment.
What's always really appreciated is to have a veggie cook helping to take it in turns to cook meals for everyone. There's always a lot of land maintenance which is done with quite havy machinery, as well as a bit of weeding the garden. It would be great to receive musicians who are comfortable jamming and have a fair amount of experience playing an instrument after work (there's a piano, guitars, bass, electric drum kit and a few random percussion instruments).
You'd have your own private en suite room in a cosy house that's heated throughout the night from the energy of the sun
What else ...
A beautiful nature walk through the forest following a stream; there is a beautiful waterfall about an hour's walk; Mata Pequenha is perhaps the cutest village in Portugal, which is a 15 minute drive; Ericeira is a world-famous beach town for surfers and is a 20 minutes away by car; Malveira has a huge market every Thursday that attracts lots of tourists from Lisbon and is one train stop away, or 10 minutes by car. The nearest train station from the house is a 5 minute drive down a steep hill, and the trains usually take 40 minutes to get to the heart of Lisbon.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Can host digital nomads
If there's a group of people in the house online, there's a chance that video streaming might be a problem with our internet speed. The joys of being so remote!
Space for parking camper vans
There's enough space for a van right next to the house, or a little further away if you need your space
How many Workawayers can stay?
5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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I thoroughly enjoyed jamming with Fabia, who’s an amazingly talented guitarist, drummer
Gennaro is an amazing, caring,
Most days started with fresh eggs and wild spinach, we built a fence, a chicken coop and helped out wherever we could. We both felt very welcome and relaxed working on the land and feel like we have left
The work itself was quite varied and interesting, from tending to
In one week that I stayed I really got into a calm and peaceful mindset and was filled with so much positivity and creativity. There's probably not an opportunity to spend a bad time and it's the best place to do workaway there! Thank you so
We had good days of work in the chicken area, in the Rabbit
Andy has become a very dear friend who I've learned a great
Gennaro is a master of atmosphere and creates a beautiful environment of tranquility that supports creative outlet. Most evenings after working and a delicious healthy meal we would enjoy jam sessions