Furniture restorer or artisan carpenter invited to help in riverside artist retreat damaged by fires in Ponte da Mucela, a small riverside village in central Portugal



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  • Descripción


    The project is a dream, an art school, and artist's retreat. In an overgrown parkland adjacent to the river Alva, Prof Kris and his South African colleague, Celia own a 1930s neoclassical villa, a stone-built farmhouse (1888), and a former automobile repair hall.

    In 2017 a fire disaster raged through three villages and a boreal forest. Apart from two lives, a large amount of possessions were lost when the automobile workshop burnt down. Join us in rebuilding a bigger and better dream on what was lost, and to finish the remaining renovations to the various buildings. We will host a contemporary art exhibition about the fires in a year's time.

    It aims to host expert knowledge exchanges of all kinds, outside the hectic rush of city life. It offers accommodation and meeting facilities for students, lecturers, artists and other creative spirits. It is a place where both artistic concept development and technical skills in different media share equal importance.

    Ponte da Mucela, a small riverside village in central Portugal, just 30 km from Coimbra, was named after the monumental stone bridge dating from 1295. The street in front of the residency was once a busy truck route between Portugal and Central Spain. In 2000, a new, faster route bypassed the village, leading to it being abandoned and forgotten by many. The project wants to bring the entire village to new life, with an annual music and public arts festival planned. Join a community of more and more people return to the countryside, even for a short time, to live a slower and more meaningful life.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Mantenimiento general
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Proyectos artísticos

  • Proyectos con niños

    Proyectos con niños

    En este proyecto podría haber niños. Para obtener más información, consulta nuestras directrices y consejos aquí.

  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Travellers will learn about a slower pace of life, and the benefit of living outside of the city. They can sample local foods and explore historic sites in the area. Unleash your creativity, meet other like minded artists, connect with nature.

  • Ayuda


    We would like to invite professionals in carpentry and furniture restoration. In future we may become ready to invite more participation in other skills.

    If you have your own tools, enjoy spending time in nature, can work independently and do not require intense supervision, you are very welcome.

  • Idiomas hablados

    Afrikaans: Fluido
    Alemán: Fluido
    Inglés: Fluido
    Francés: Fluido
    Holandés: Fluido
    Portugués: Fluido

  • Alojamiento


    Stay in basic student accommodation. Meals can be provided. A small contribution towards Wifi, electricity, gas and water costs may be expected. 15 mins drive to closest supermarket, 30 mins from the city of Coimbra. Open to discussion and negotiation of terms.

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    This is an ideal place to break away from distractions and focus on completing a creative project. Within driving distance of numerous historical sites, tourist attractions and recreational opportunities in nature. Public transport is limited. The closest regional bus service stop is in Vila Nova de Poiares (15 mins drive), the closest train station in Coimbra (30 mins drive). Own motorised transport preferred, as necessary.

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    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

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

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 142933115378