Hello, we are Anne and Pjotr. After having worked and travelled around the world for the last 5 years we are finally starting our project.
It is 18 hectares of bushland and consist mostly of hillside with nice views and forested floodland next to the river Seixe.
Our aim is to life a sustainable life and to conserve the nature present on the land (turtles, otters, wild cats, dragon flies, and much more). We want to build naturally and start a permaculture inspired garden whilst enhancing the forest to be more drought, fire and climate resilient.
During our travels we have visited many communities all over the world and have worked as volunteers at many projects, such as organic farms, permaculture gardens, ecological building and ecotourism bussinesses. Pjotr’s background is drummer, gardener and entrepeneur and I am trained as ecologist.
Our dream started 4 years ago while traveling Australia, since then we have been looking at ways to make this dream a reality. We purchased a campervan in the Netherlands and looked for suitable land around Europe. Finally our van broke in Odeceixe and we fell in love with the place. Now we just returned from working our ass off for two years in Australia and New Zeeland which made it possible to pay off the land.
We are currently building our house. At the moment we have running water, hot shower and power, we have a large camp kitchen and a vegetable garden. We have planted over 76 fruit trees, still planting more. We have constructed hugelbeds. We also are doing general improvement of existing infrastructure. The work is physically demanding and can be in the sun. We work 5 hours a day Monday to Friday and in the weekend you are free. We will provide food for 3 meals a day.
Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
Ayuda en una granja
Cocinar para toda la familia
We are located in rural Portugal close to small coastal Town Odeceixe. Many people farm the traditional way and there are many traditional crafts and products to experience.There is the Rota vincentina walking route and several markets which you can go to. Also there is a large international community present of which many are living a more self sustainable life all in their own way. You can learn how to build, amongst others: camp kitchen, gardening, outdoor shower, and setting up water and electricity and designing the land. We will work 5 hours a day, 5 days a week and in the weekend we will be free. We provide 3 meals a day. The 5 hours do not include cooking, doing dishes etc. this is part of the life in the camp and we all do our share in this:) You can borrow a bike to go to town or beach.
Our activities at the moment are building shower cabins, shelters and a terrace a deck out of recycled or natural materials. We are making a water purification system for our grey water. We need to clear land for fire safety. We want to improve the outdoor kitchen and camp for you as volunteers. The terrain is steep and the help is physically demanding.
You can come with your own van or tent, or sleep in one of our tents. We have a big tent /campkitchen with communal living room. We have a very simple outdoor (Hot) shower and compost toilet. Everything else we still have to set up:) we also have 3 bikes and you can ride your bike to town, it’s only 3 km’s on a dirt road and from town it’s 4 km’s on asfalt to the beach. We have only phone and internet reception if you walk up the hill. It is cold in the morning and warm during the day and then cold again at night. It can still rain so take a rain jacket with you. Make sure you bring warm clothing for the night and good shoes and work clothes for the day. A sun hat is also not an unnecessary luxury;)
At the moment we are looking for 3 to 4 volunteers who can handle a bit of bush living. It would be great if you are a bit handy with construction. Not afraid of hard manual work. People with building skills like carpentry, plumbing and electrics would be great.
Acceso a Internet
Acceso a Internet limitado
Puede alojar familias
There is enough space to park you van:)
Más de dos
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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