Help with starting a natural permaculture project in Algarve, Portugal



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  • Description


    We are Nimea and Paolo, 38 and 40. We are Italians moved to Portugal since couple of years. We estabilished our own life here. We are remote workers (Nimea is a graphic designer and Paolo is a sales manager) and we just moved to our own place and we need to take care of our 6.5 hectars that has been left on his own for a while.

    Our place is located in Algarve, the southernmost region of Portugal, close to the city of Aljezur and the beaches of Arrifana, Amoreira and Monteclerigo.

    We would like to run our own rural project, based on Permaculture logics. To be there we have to prepare the place, so make the necessary space to start gardens, proper accomodations for more workers (now we just can receive no more than 2 people).

    We love to live in the nature and enjoy what the area offers, mostly walking and surfing. The place is well know for both activities.

    With us you will find animals too, 2 dogs and several cats, all belonging to the family and with access to the whole property as it is theirs! :-)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    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

    You can experience to live in full nature, the space is 65000 sqm and you can enjoy all of it;

    Plenty of trails around the area, Rota Vicentina is not far, we can show you the paths we already know and explore together the new ones;

    You can enjoy both the Portuguese typical life style of the surrounding mixed with our Italian culture;

    We can have a good chatting together;

    You can learn italian recipes;

    We would like to share and enjoy most of the time together, but we know that some privacy is important for everyone too.
    This is the reason why we provide a whole campervan to you, that is a real tiny house. So both of us could have some private moments.

    We also know how important is to eat good and find a already prepared meal at the end of the work. With us at the end of the work you have only to seat at the table and enjoy the meal.

  • Help


    We are in a starting phase, everything has yet to be done, so the main activities are related to put the natural area in a good shape for future additional happenings.

    In the future we would like to arrange some big mandala vegetables gardens that will be shared with local population; we hope that will be a place of human and cultural exchange.
    In addition we would like to arrange the pinewood to welcome some courses for the personal growth of every kind of person, with some light wood building to make it more confortable.

    For this call, we need mostly help for:

    - demolition and removal of waste of some old wood building;
    - cleaning a pinewood: collecting the falled trees, the pinecones and the branches on the ground; dividing big and little branches and making bags with the pinecones;
    - wood cutting: we need to cut all the falled trees that belonged to the pinewood and transform them in wood for the fireplace. This is the reason why we are looking for someone yet capable of using chainsaws and saws (or at least fast learner, will see once here how to use the tools);
    - wood storing: we need to store all the wood and the pinecones that will be collected and cutted;

    Usually we ask to work 9.00 - 13.00/14.00, from monday to friday

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Portuguese: Intermediate
    Spanish: Beginner
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    Camper van nearby the house, with Kitchen, electicity (solar pannels) heater and warm water. Comfortable single and double beds. (max 2 people in total, one couples or two people)
    Toilets shared within the main house.
    Breakfast and lunch will be provided by the host and will be a moment of sharing.
    Dinner, access to pantry but will arrange the cooking by yourselves in the van.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    A car would be helpful. The location is 10 km away from Aljezur and main services, and 20 min by car from varioius beaches (Arrifana, Monte Clerigo, Amoreira, Odeceixe, Val de Figueiras) and all of them offer amazing surf conditions along the year.
    By walk, you can enjoy just the surrounding nature. We go to supermarket and beaches regularely, so we can offer you a lift in those cases.
    We have 2 bicycles for you!

    The area is well known for surf and trails, and general outdoor activity such as: horse riding, cycling (not yet available from us :-) )

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have a living room with a quite big table, where we work remotly too, there's a good and unlimited connection accessible only from the house.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have space for sure for one campervan -maybe two- in addition to ours. We can provide water but not electricity.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 989491472873