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We are an Austrian family of 3 generations: That's Oma Maria, Mama Steffi and little Anaíde (2 years). After traveling for some years and living in different places, joining different projects in Portugal, I (Steffi) decided to start an adventure I had dreamed about for a long time: To set up a diverse co-living space and transform the land into a beautiful, self-sustainable ecosystem. So a bit more than one year ago, my mother moved to Portugal and we bought a fertile piece of land (1,4 hectars) with an old farmhouse and a big variety of fruit trees close to Lagos in the South of Portugal; And we started to get our hands dirty.
We've spent the past year working hard to transform the former ruin into a solid house with 2 units, put up a water system for the living areas as well as for the many fruit tress. We dug more terraces, we set up a big veggie garden. We built an outside kitchen area and compost toilets, and so on, and so on. We are happy about what we managed to achieve in this year, but we have to admit that we are slowly getting out of breath. We are realizing that the last "little" details seem to take so much more time than we initially thought, and we would really appreciate some help for this creative fine tuning and filling this project with more life.
We like to live the natural and self-sufficient way as much as we can, and we are still learning day by day how to put this into practice in a harmonious way, trying to find a good work-life balance. We are passionate to discover alternative ways to live and especially to live together.
Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
Cuidado de niños y juegos creativos
Cocinar para toda la familia
We are living in beautiful nature, and it's just 10 minutes from Lagos, a vibrant and lively town with a great weekly market, beautiful beaches, many different restaurants and bars, yoga places, etc. We are also 10 minutes away from Barão de São João, a little village in the middle of an area full of open-minded people who are trying to create similar ways of community lifestyle. There are a lot of permaculture projects, markets, jam sessions, dance events and other possibilities to meet people around.
Through learning by doing we have gained lots of knowledge that we'd love to share (about permaculture, building, water systems, gardening and food processing, and what it means to live more self-sustainable). And we would like to learn from you, your experiences and gifts that you bring along.
En este proyecto podría haber niños. Para obtener más información, consulta nuestras directrices y consejos aquí.
We are urgently looking for so somebody with carpenter skills who can build things like an entrance gate, shelves for the kitchen and storage rooms, door frames, etc. We are quite well equipped with tools.
We also need someone to paint the inside walls of the house, which are very high. So it's partly necessary to stand on a scaffolding while paining.
We have a Camper Van you can sleep and cook in. Or you can bring your own Camper Van or tent. There is also an outdoor kitchen, where we usually gather for a shared lunch. We'd provide you with more groceries so you can prepare your breakfast and dinner, and you can of course help yourself in the garden and at the fruit trees. You'll have a compost toilet and an outdoor shower.
With your time off you can put up your feet and relax, you can go for a hike on one of the beautiful trails here. Or you can take the bus close by and go to the beach in Lagos, surf some waves or just hang out, enjoy a nice meal in a restaurant. Or take a boat and discover the caves, or many more things. There are also many events and activities in the area, workshops, concerts, gatherings.
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You could bring your dog if it is well behaved and doesn't eat our cats. Must be good with children too.
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Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week