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Building and DIY help at mountain retreat center outside Monchique, Portugal

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  • Last activity: 24 Sep 2023



 Min stay requested: 1 week or less



  • Description


    Practice Nature Based Healing and Meditation in the Algarve

    Olá, my name is Valentin, originally from Switzerland, I now run a meditation center in the south of Portugal.

    Come stay with us at our center where we will help to nourish your inner seed so it can flourish and blossom in the light of the sun. Create a beautiful new reality of living and growing together and enlighten your whole being and life.

    It is a mountain based retreat center outside of Monchique in Algarve, Portugal. We focus on nature based inner healing and believe that connecting with nature is the purest way to deepen our spiritual awareness.

    We're situated on an old farm with beautiful, classic Portuguese architecture about a 30 minute walk or short bus ride from the center of Monchique.

    Come for a time and exhale your past, arrive in the now, and breathe in your abundant future.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We believe that when you come here that you will have the opportunity to cultivate a new version of yourself in a stunning natural environment. It is a special place with special people.

    So come for some time and get wrapped up in the gifts of nature. Replenish your physical and spiritual energy and help out in a community based living setting.

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help


    We`re looking for volunteers that are interested in using their green thumb and making our gardens flourish, help in the kitchen with cooking, and/or putting their DYI skills to use throughout the facilities.

    Our needs change with the season so we are looking for flexibility, especially if you are visiting during the changing climate.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner
    French: Beginner
    Portuguese: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    I would like to learn Portuguese

  • Accommodation


    Accommodation is in tent on our property. It will be your own space and includes cooking facilities, a compost toilet, and a natural pool. There is no electricity in the tent but there is a station with USB portals for charging near the tent. The bathhouse is equipped with power outlets that can be used as well.

    Since there is no electricity in the tent, it is advised to be prepared for the weather depending on the season you volunteer with us. That being said, this is the following weather by season:

    Summer: June- August Very hot & dry
    Fall: September-October The most ideal time to visit as it is warm and dry
    Winter: November - February Cooler and (Hopefully) Rainy
    Spring: March - May Rainy with Fluctuating Temperatures

    We are a substance free space and strictly vegetarian. Please make sure these are things you are happy to adhere to when staying with us.

    The following are general principles that we live by:

    Be kind and respectful to all including our natural world
    Be on time for the help that is required
    Take initiative & practice good work ethic
    Help foster the environment of personal growth
    Openly communicate with all

    These are just the staples of the type of life we live here. We believe in nourishing ourselves on a daily basis with the sun as our major influence. After volunteering with us and participating in our courses and program we hope that you will leave with the following senses awakened:

    Discovering your true self
    Awakened to your inner power
    Reconnect to personal inspiration
    Fine tune the vision for your future
    Express yourself freely
    Open to your authentic nature
    Sharpen your focus and attention
    Clear and radiate your true self

    We ask that all guests live as close to nature as possible. Rise and sleep based on the sun, as little external stimulation through electronic devices as possible, and no loud music.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Monchique is a quaint, historic town with some activities to explore, including hot springs, hiking tracks, biking options, and shopping for locally produced items including locally sourced and traditional foods.

  • 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

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 987228946268

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