Join our prototype community in gorgeous Coura, Northern Portugal




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  • Descripción


    We want to demonstrate a way of intentional living in and with nature, in a forest, that is healing both for human and ecological communities. To create a rural co-housing, based on eco-construction, with both private houses and collective facilities, inside a beautiful diverse forest managed through agroecological practices. We want to show that an alternative to the stress, the pollution, and the noise of the city life is possible, comfortable, and affordable. And that there's a lot to gain in reducing consumption when the right choices are made!

    We are currently with two; Mathijs (NL), systems thinker, and my partner, Susana (PL) who is mainly occupied with creating permaculture gardens on the land and steering towards self-sufficiency. There is an enormous amount of work ahead of us, but experiencing the beauty of a learning process gives us a sense of wholeness.

    Apart from that, we aspire to be a nucleus for the (young but) budding local community through mutual sharing, exchange and cultural events.

    Ours is a gorgeous 1,5 ha of woodland in Silverto, Rubiães, Paredes de Coura where we are renovating an old farmhouse, tending our gardens and managing the transition of a naturally regenerated woodland towards a highly diverse food forest.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Ayuda en una granja
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    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

    Learning to live together is a journey that we and our guests have gone through. It's our experience that this is the most exciting but also the most challenging lesson of our times. While we were raised with the idea that things will continue to get better, we reject this. We will have to learn to rely on each other if we are going to be well. Learning to care, learning to communicate, learning to set limits.

    In addition, we are happy to share anything we know about a host of topics and activities. Susana has a wealth of experiences from living in autonomous communities, gardening, welding but also literature and anthropology. Mathijs has his background in physics and informatics and knows a lot about technology, economy, mathematics, informatics, cosmology. Both of us have a profound interest in consciousness, language and societal and community processes.

  • Ayuda


    In 2023 we are inviting you to join us in the process, we are looking for individuals and couples to join us to form a temporary/prototype community. As such, we prefer it if you stay longer, are autonomous, respect yourself and others and communicate your needs and limits clearly.

    We expect you to help maintain your and our space clean and comfortable, share in common household tasks (cleaning, cooking, shopping, animal care). Any additional work is literally voluntary. As such, we will not offer you food, we want to equally share in expenses.

    There is always a lot of work to be done (tree planting, forest maintenance, various construction works, coordination, household and animal care) and you are free to choose what to get involved in. If you stay longer, you could even develop some projects of your own.

  • Idiomas hablados

    Inglés: Fluido
    Holandés: Fluido
    Polaco: Fluido
    Portugués: Intermedio

  • Alojamiento


    We are currently in the progress of upgrading our guest caravan with a diesel-heater so that you can comfortably stay throughout the winter. In the caravan there is a small stove, water, light and a small off grid solar system.

    Next to the caravan we have a dedicated parking spot for guests staying in their car or campervan.

    Our newly renovated house features a common living room/kitchen with fibre internet and a stove as well as a shared bathroom for us and our guests.

    During the warmer months (~mid April until Oktober), it's lovely to camp in the forest or sleep in a (weatherproof) hammock. We are happy to provide a tent with a mattress for you.

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    Social interaction
    Like you, we are vulnerable human beings, and we like it that way. But we can only be vulnerable if we feel safe. Within a collective, this implies that our preferences are acknowledged, recognised, and that our essential needs, what we cannot do without, are met. Knowing and communicating needs and preferences is difficult, but not having our needs met, violates our personal limits and makes real intimacy impossible.

    If it is obvious for you to adapt your behaviour to those you choose to live around, if they do the same, you are welcome here!

  • 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

  • Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    We've excellent fibre in the house and there's excellent 4G reception anywhere on the land (including the yurt).

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    There is a small parking area on the edge of the forest specifically for (medium-sized) campers or cars.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

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Precisión del perfil: (4.5)

Intercambio cultural: (4.3)

Comunicación: (4.0)

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 731699599539