Help with house renovation projects in the countryside, Viseu, Portugal



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    Hi there,

    We are a family of 3 from Portugal and Poland. The project we have been working on for 8 years -, fortunately it's about to be taking a huge steps forward as we are able to work on it full time with full power. As we just bought a house not far from Viseu (Portugal) that is situated in a small village surrounded by forest with hiking trails and river and lake beaches, we have to start with renovation of the house at the same time as be developing this place. We welcome couples or any hardworking beings.

    We will only serve plant based meals.
    - Breakfast
    - Lunch
    - Dinner

    Please note that we don't accepts any meat in the house. If you would like to have some dairy products please keep them in your room as our toddler Jaya eats everything from anywhere.

    What is this place all about?
    - It's has been shifting through out those 8 years, and it will continue to evolve. At this moment in time and space it will be all about RUN, SWIM, STRETCH and jammin' in evenings when baby Jaya will allow. Running before volunteering and swimming/stretching after to refresh, of course that's optional for anybody.
    - For this place- will be focusing on your personal project. Since most of the projects start with a drawing and writing of the general outline to eventually go into detail, that's what we will help each other with. Think about the album you always wanted to write but somehow didn't have inspiration and time. we will make an effort to help each other to make stuff happen through various workshops that work well in small groups.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    - You will be able to practice your English as much explore Portugal.
    - Learn some Carpentry
    - Feel good after RUN, SWIM, STRETCH.
    - Enjoy a Sound bath when we set up the gong.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    - We would love to get some help with moving things around as we are just moving it.
    - General construction projects. Luka is a Carpenter so you might learn few things about this trade.
    - Help with cooking meals and looking after baby Jaya.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Polish: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    We have a room for you in a house next to the house we will be working on, so you won't live on a construction site. We have 2 cats that might wander around the house searching for mice.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have 2 bicycles to explore the aria, free to use by volunteers. Within 1 h drive there are hot springs, waterfalls or the longest pedestrian suspended bridge in the world.

  • 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: 948443421865