Looking for help finishing our retreat centre in Oleiros, Portugal



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  • Description


    This has been a slow project over the last 7 years since we first fell for the charm of this country. We are creating and opening a retreat centre for many different types of personal and group self-development work. And we are now approaching our final year of preparations before opening fully in 2018.

    We have a main house we have been converting and it is sat in 8 acres of wonderful mountain garden. Lots of olives, fruit trees and it is positively buzzing with life and nature. We are lucky to have a wonderful view over the river and absolute tranquility in our hidden location.

    You'll love this place and the people. If you feel drawn to us please get on touch, it will always be nice to say hello.

    We have a whole lot of projects to be completed in 2016 and are currently working on the project with workawayers during the month of February.

    Please get in touch if you are interested in joining us in the month of April, possibly May.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project

  • Help


    We are looking for enthusiastic and capable people to help with our final push in 2016 to complete our retreat center. Painting, woodwork, building, landscaping, installing wooden forest huts, gardening, lots of work to do!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Portuguese, german

  • Accommodation


    We can accommodate in the main house with private bedrooms, or when the forest huts are up, in your own hut. You'll be comfortable, we look after people.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are in the final year of completing our retreat centre in central Portugal. It is 8 acres of terraced beauty in an amazing part of the country. We are in a remote spot, with our nearest village some 2km away, it is very quiet here, we are also off-grid, we can go down to the Rio Zerere in ten minutes walk and have a wonderful view from the house and land down to it. There are also a few local villages to visit and see some real portuguese rural life.. The nearest main town is 40 minutes away. We had volunteers work with us two years ago and had a wonderful time with them. We have good references! We are happy to be working with lots of people. We usually cook a vegetarian menu but do have either fish or meat as an option once a week.

    We work hard but have fun, and always look after the guests who come to share with us.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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