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Come discover the spectacular area and help build a haven for artists and seekers in Aguas Penamacor, Portugal

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  • Last activity: 21 Mar 2023



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    Hi there my name is Daniel.

    These many years of traveling brought me to that wonderful area in Portugal near Monsanto Penamacor two years ago.
    I got instantly mesmerised by the beauty and wilderness.
    Here is this wonder piece of land as a place to be close to the nature develop a way to live off-grid 

    I'm developing here a community where creativity incentive awareness spirituality love for nature are the threads.
    The place is open you can bring some ideas, you can give hand at gardening maintaining the land to construction (learning quite a few trades in the process)
    In change you’ll have a glimpse at how to survive off-grid without following the common thread but ending up in living in a sort of « Perma"  or « Eco » way  very respectful of the environment, not grabbing  too much resource from the universe or you want to call it « mother nature »

    That is my idea: build a few Bungalows or Tiny house when one can be when in need of peace or privacy, quiet for digging inspirations ...
    To be able to provide a bit of comfort for the coming guests !

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • 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

    Talking music...

    Bring your instruments, voice and inspiration.

    We’ll surely be able to do some good jamming.

    I’ve made a living as professional drummer and percussionist
    In fact investigating ethnic percussions has been a thread in my traveling .
    Beside there are plenty of great players in the local community
    we can go and visit and "Trade Five" LOL

    By the way if you want to improve your languages skills

    I am fluent in
    Of course French

    My Portuguese is being very welcomed by the locals.

    So sure we can benefit each other language wise too...

    You will be getting practical building and DTI knowledge in the process
    or from one of the numerous friends that drop by to give a hand !!

  • Help


    Land maintenance
    Timing trees.
    General DYI
    Restore buildings

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    I just love switching from a language to the other... Being from French back ground but having spent years in California and "Ages" in Latin America LOL English and Spanish feel very natural ! Looking forward to share this with you guys !

  • Accommodation


    I am open to Possible House Sitting if you are into !!

    We have a wooden cabin !

    you can stay in The Van too !

    There are gorgeous Lovely wild nature spots for Your Van if you do travel so.

    Very soon depending on how good we progress one of the mentioned stone house will be ready to host you.


I provide some usual stuff for breakfast
    One good meal Early Afternoon after work.
    We’ll prepare food together...

    I personally don't eat much at night time
So you'll have to manage if you need so !

    There will be vegetarian stuff in the kitchen you can use....
    In case if you need something special 
It will be "on you" for the night meal !

    "Aguas" tis a Termal spot so DRINKING WATER is amazing !

    Dry toilets.

    Shower with buckets (water can be heated of course)

    PS: Now even if that sounds obvious .
    We can provide mattress, pillow…
    We have a few sleeping bags !!!
    but nothing like having your own !

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I am open to Possible House Sitting if you are into !!
    I still have travel plans on the burner.

    If you are into given a try to living in one place Portugal for a longer period. And we find an agreement then House Sitting can be an option.

    On your free days you can go visit the Serra da Estrella (highest range in Portugal)

    Monsanto is a magical Old Hill Village of house mad with boulders.

    In fact most of the small villages have kept their traditional style and are an enchanting maze walking around.

    In warm season:
    Several lakes around.
    Penha Garcia
    Idanha Nova
    Or many of the Praia Fluvial.
    Meimoa and Benquerencas have COLD water July and August included

    The proximity of mountains brings fresh air every night even during July and August

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    The access is pretty easy + smooth even with bigger Vans. Water from the well Compost toilets "Aguas" the near by village has a public fountain with the best water in Portugal LOL

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    let's get acquainted !

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    4 to 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 985623438335

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