Experience the project on our ecological farm in Trafaria, Portugal

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  2020 

 Estancia mínima:  Al menos una semana

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  • Descripción

    Descripción

    “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I'll meet you there." ~ Rumi

    This is where a new story begins. The passion for pure nature, the practice of yoga and mindfulness. A fertile space for roots to grow, wings to fly. Love is all you need.

    We are Francisca and João and we live at the countryside very close to Lisbon. In a farm that is has been build up by the family and allows us to have a space to live and love. With a piece of land that we want to transform into an eco camping. A garden to practice permaculture and enough space to house 3 and up to 5 people, allowing people to help us with our project. To make a nice example for ecological living in peace. This means all our products for cleaning and showering need to be biodegradable.

    We met each other in the breakfast queue at the end of boom festival in 2014. The ecological vision of the festival is amazing. An example for recycling, re-using, reducing and taking care of nature. Ofcourse the creative elements and garden shapes, based on permaculture are inspiring to us. We have a happy dog 'Mooji' that loves cuddles and play time. He is used to guests. Our cat called 'Karuna' will walk around as well.

    Our developing process goes slowly and we are on the very beginning of creating something beautiful, enjoying every step.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Proyectos artísticos
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Jardinería
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Ayuda en una granja
    Mantenimiento general

  • 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

    One of the benefits is that we have a safe environment to stay. This is a place, on top of the hill, where we can hear free birds sing. It is more natural and calm than other places. That is the advantage of staying at the country side. Close enough to reach beaches. 30 kilometers of soft sand, ocean waves, amazing surfspots, villages and Lisbon.

    Next to our accomodation we offer one daily meal, usually a variety of home made vegetable soups and bread. This covers a breakfast and lunch. Our working schedule doesn't allow us to eat all meals at the same time. We compensate with a comfortable guesthouse accommodation and yoga classes. Sheets, towels, blankets included. If it's needed we provide groceries to prepare your own vegetarian food in the guesthouse you have.

    It is possible to reach Lisbon from here. Crossing the bridge by car or travel with public transport. A ferry boat in Trafaria will bring you to Belém. From there you can travel by train. Or walk 10 minutes, take the metro and train from Pragal. Local restaurants, in 4 km distance, will serve fresh sea food and traditional dishes for friendly prices. There is a bus stop around the corner that will reach the coast places. The beach is 4,7 km distance. About 10 minutes by car or 1 hour walking. To cycle you need strong legs to go back, although there is a bike rental at Trafaria's ferry boat. It is recommended to bring a budget for transports and extra food.

    We are teaching Mindfulness and Yoga in online and at home. It might be interesting. Practicing how to live based on ecological life style with awareness. To communicate and plan activities, sharing each others needs and to work with garden design based on sustainability. We mostly speak English together. But you might learn some Portuguese.

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    A project based on working in de garden; maintaining and shaping the land, ground and trees/ plants. Building little DIY projects with old pallets for outdoor furniture, re-using, breading the fence with branches and painting work where needed. Inspired on the knowledge of a book called; the gardening awakening by Mary Reynolds.

    Carrying materials around the garden and land, landscaping, being able to work with the ground for plants and trees. Align with our bio/ ecological vision using biodegradable shower products, being responsable for your own recyclables. Knowledge sharing about creating your own eco products is welcome, but it is not a prerequisite.

    Francisca is Dutch and João Portuguese. We both are able to speak English. Next to our primary goal to work on the land, we also have an interest in recieving help with building indoor furniture, like closets or creating more outdoor camping facilities. For example a natural outdoor kitchen and a shower for the camping ground.

    Sometimes you need to plan your own - or group working schedule, based on project priorities. Being proactive, devoted & independent. Therefor we usually need minimal 2 volunteers at the same time who are comfortable to share a small guesthouse and work together.

    A creative, peaceful, honest and open mind helps to make it work.

  • Idiomas hablados

    English: Fluido
    Dutch: Fluido
    Portuguese: Intermedio

  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    Enjoy a cosy home base. Basic open interior with a 4p. kitchen table, 1 double bed, 1 single floor bed, 1 shower with 1 toilet and an open kitchen (all materials to cook included). The roof window allows natural light inside. This house has sound isolation and to keep the heat of the sun outside. It is built with preservation of the original style and colors. representative for typical local farm houses.

    We have a main gate and we are neighbors. The farm it self has a big shed, old chicken houses, another small building. Cars are allowed to park outside the gate. From the land we can see the city lights shine over the river. The terrace in front of the house offers a place to sit outside.

    If needed we will make use of our mothers little house, Casa da Mãe. It has 2 single beds and in general the same facilities. If needed we can offer a tent, sharing shower, toilet and cooking facilities from the houses and with volunteers.

    Or we might offer a caravan which is connected to more ecological and simple, sustainable sources. We always balance the exchange.

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  • 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

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    A small Campervan can go up onto the land field. We have a compost toilet now and we can create an outdoor shower in warmer months.

  • Podría aceptar mascotas

    Podría aceptar mascotas

    We have a male dog who is free to be outside. We can close the fence of the land to give camping volunteers a space for their dog to walk free. We have to be aware of the combinations we would make first.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

    Maximum 3-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Creative elements - vegetable garden
Trafaria village
Hammock time under the fig tree
Garden view in Springtime
Surfing free time
Ferry boat from Belém
Sao João beach
Our kitty cat, Karuna
Our young dog, Mooji
Living beings
Farm overview
Our main gate
João and Francisca

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Precisión del perfil: (5.0)

Intercambio cultural: (5.0)

Comunicación: (5.0)















Número de referencia de anfitrión: 655847195794