Sustainable, eco-friendly off-grid project in a quiet valley in central Portugal

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  • Descripción

    Descripción

    We are a Portuguese family in a sustainable, eco-friendly off-grid project. Our place is located in Serra do Açor, a mountain range in central Portugal, in a quiet valley that inspires spiritual grounding.
    There's a spring with delicious fresh water in a forest environment with many ancient "xisto" stone terraces.
    We are 3 people, 2 cats and 2 dogs.

    It’s important to us that before you arrive you know what we are about. We want to make sure volunteering is a positive experience for everyone.

    Our diet is basically vegetarian, with both raw and cooked food, lots of fruit, vegetables, wild greens, seeds, mushrooms, rice, pasta and eggs. Some of the vegetables are produced organically in our own garden.
    Breakfast is usually soaked oats, fruit, seeds, yogurt and honey. Lunch consist of salads, rice or pasta, lentils, beans. At dinner we normally have soup.
    We may have bread and butter available.
    We have black, green and herbal tea and if you want some coffee you can bring your own.

  • Tipo de ayuda

    Tipo de ayuda

    Construcción
    Mantenimiento / bricolage
    Ayuda en una granja
    Ayuda en proyecto ecológico

  • 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

    Volunteers can learn with us how to live in a sustainable, eco-friendly off-grid project. How to manage water, electricity and heating. Reduce, Reuse and Recycle put in practice. Supplies, harvests and storage.
    We do preserves from our organic garden.
    We make natural soap, shampoo and other organic skin products.

    We have a beautiful forest and a reforestation project is underway with native trees and others.
    A deep connection with the stillness and activity of Nature is a fundamental part of living here. We cultivate this spiritual grounding.
    We are always learning and discovering.

    Sometimes, after dinner we can have conversations, watch documentaries or listen to audios, you can join us if you like.

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    The work here is very physical, so volunteers need to be in good shape.
    Hours can be flexible and are usually determined by weather and what needs to be done. Individual preferences are taken into consideration. Sometimes the tasks may get a bit hard, but usually not so much.
    We handle tasks in a shared and rotating way, so nobody is left with repetitive tasks.
    Work may include cutting firewood, forest maintenance, cleaning and maintaining paths, farming, occasional wood construction.

    We tend to prefer working with people up from 23 years old.

    Two work models are available:

    3 hours/ day
    We provide:
    - Accommodation in a single room or in our tent and,
    - Breakfast.
    - Lunch (for a small contribution).
    - Dinner (soup).


    5 hours/ day
    We provide:
    - Accommodation in a single room or in our tent and,
    - Breakfast.
    - Lunch.
    - Dinner (soup).

  • Idiomas hablados

    English: Fluido
    Portuguese: Fluido
    Spanish: Principiante
    French: Principiante

  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    Single room or tent (provided) with mattress, blankets and pillows.
    Outdoor solar-heated shower.
    Outdoor dry toilet (compost with sawdust).
    Indoor kitchen and room for lunch. (wooden house).
    Indoor Volunteer living room and meals room. (xisto house).
    We have lunch together. On days that no volunteer work is required , we may not have meals together.
    Internet Wifi is accessible near the house.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    We would expect people to be self reliant/ independent.
    It's very important that volunteers have a good connection with nature and they are comfortable with being alone.

    Because we are interested in living a conscious holistic life we have a few rules to support this during your stay:
    ·    No drugs.
    ·    No drinking (other than an occasional glass of wine with a meal, we are in Portugal after all!).
    ·    No noise and no music (we love listening to nothing).

    Please bring torches (or flashlights) as these are not provided and are VERY NECESSARY! Candles (also barbecues and any fire making) are strictly prohibited as the fire risk is very high here!

    Please bring bio-degradable soaps and shampoos.  If you cannot find these or buy them before you come let us know ahead of time. We will be happy to sell you a bit to cover your stay.

    We live in a beautiful area.
    Volunteers can do great walks in nature. Nearby we have the beautiful waterfalls of "Fraga da Pena", the old forest of "Mata da Margaraça", breathtaking vistas right here in Esculca, many river beaches along Rio Alva, all within 10 minutes by car. There's no bus from here in August, but car rides can be arranged or shared.

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

    3 or 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

A quinta
The family house (Wooden house).
The wooden house
The xisto house.
The volunteers living room and kitchen.
The organic garden.
Preserving food.
Fresh. At the camping site
Terrace and its view over the valley.
Inside dry toilet.
Walnut trees down the valley
The panoramic view from the nearby Esculca village
Near here (about 8 km) Fraga da Pena
Rute, Elsa and Rafael

Son opciones de calificación adicionales para cuando los miembros dejan sus comentarios. Se muestra la calificación media dejada en cada opción.

Precisión del perfil: (5.0)

Intercambio cultural: (5.0)

Comunicación: (5.0)












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