Help in a beautiful community after forest fires near Pedralva, Algarve, Portugal



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    ! After the fire a lot of the landscape now is burned!
    Looking for help (31.08-19.09)

    Hi there,
    my "name is Nora, I am from Berlin, but spend also some time in the hills in Portugal. it is situated about 30 min drive from Lagos. It´s an off-grid vegan Eco-project where people of many nationalities come together to be more in tune with nature. The nature here is stunning. It´s wild and hilly and there is lots of space (100 acre) to just wander around. There are beautiful natural beaches about 8km from here.
    If you care for a jungle-feeling you are right here.
    I have a small dog, that loves lying in the sun on the terrace, where I like doing Yoga or just enjoy the sun as well.
    Everybody here has a lot of privatsphere. There are no daily community activites. Everybody has his own projects, that he is working on. Meeting up is up to our own wish and motivation.
    For visiting neighbours here, you sometimes have to walk 20-30 min, if it is somone staying at the other end of the area.
    This request is for help at my own spot.
    I have a small baby now too :)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    If you are interested in Eco-Projects or alternative living you can experience, what it can be like. I am happy to answer any questions regarding vegan living. Your are welcome to join my yoga-practice. As I do psychological coaching, I could offer you a free session for a topic of your choice.

  • Help


    After the recent fire, dead trees need to be cut down.
    I am also planning on repairing the roof of a small safari tent.
    Apart from that I would be happy about help with going on beach-trips or small other walking excursions for the day.
    That is because during my next stay I will be coming partly alone with my baby and my small dog.
    I would like to explore the area more, so for that a pair of extra hands on outings during the day would be great.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    In the beginning of your stay you might have to sleep in an ordinary but nice tent , while we fix the roof of the guest-safari- tent. For showering there is the choice between a bucket shower (thai-style) a camping-shower or best bucket-shower with lake water 15min walk away. You will have your own organic toilet and water-tank with tap for hand-washing. There is electricity via solar power. You will have wifi (at one spot in the garden) that is strong enough for messages and whatsapp-calls.
    For food there is müsli and tea for breakfast, nuts, fruit, bread for lunch, and a cooked meal in the evening. If you have special needs, please bring along what you need, but take care to only bring vegan food.
    You can also come with your caravan.
    Water needs to be brought in from a nearby lake or from the village. Therefore I tend to not use a lot.
    Drinking water is bought at the moment.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In your free time, you can go walking, jogging, surfing at the beach (if you have a car / bike). You can go swimming in a small nearby lake (15 min walk), do Yoga, visit other people in the community.
    The closest village is Pedralva, then there is Vila do Bispo a little further. I might be able to pick you up in one of these two places, but I can not offer a regular shuttle service, as I don´t always have a car.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

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

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