Land regeneration and abundant forest retreat in Alentejo, Portugal




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  • Descripción


    We are a meditation centre and off-grid land regeneration project, located on 34 Hectares of mostly forested hills, in SW Alentejo. Our aim is to to live in balance with nature, and to provide a supportive space for us and for others to practise meditation, Tai Chi, Qigong, Yoga and Martial Arts, and for connecting deeply with nature.
    We have begun the work of restoring the forest, improving soils, increasing biodiversity and increasing the water-holding capacity of the land to halt the ongoing aridification. We aim to increase our food production by creating a food forest in the valley. We have various building projects on the go, using natural and local materials whereever possible.
    Our diet is high-raw vegan and organic, free from junkfood, and based on fruit and vegetables. We are a no smoking and no alcohol environment.
    We are looking for volunteers who can be responsible and who appreciate the peace and quiet we offer here. We appreciate open and honest communication.
    It is the perfect place for someone who also wishes to deepen their own meditation, or who is really interested in learning or practising some Martial Arts or Qigong in their spare time. If meditation is not something you are interested in, it is probably not the place for you!
    We are three adults and a three year old child, although we are not all here all of the time.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Ayuda en una granja
    Cuidado de niños y juegos creativos
    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

    Between us we have experience in systems design, off-grid living, building in wood and mud, computer software, running businesses, body-mind-spirit practises, health and diet, aromatic and medicinal plants, natural gardening, permaculture, distilling wild herbs.

  • Proyectos con niños

    Proyectos con niños

    En este proyecto podría haber niños. Para obtener más información, consulta nuestras directrices y consejos aquí.

  • Ayuda


    Depending on the time of year.....

    Gardening, planting out, weeding, watering, seed saving, propagation.
    Strimming, clearing land.
    We always need help with forestry - clearing land, pruning trees, processing wood (chopping or chipping!). Someone with experience in coppicing, pruning fruit trees, chainsaw help would be useful.

    We have some great natural building projects on-going, that you may have chance to help with.
    We have a full set of carpentry tools and machines including a lathe, and also getting into making furniture.

    Improving greywater and rainwater collection systems and water storage.
    Occasional child care.
    Help with translation from English into Portuguese or Spanish for our websites.
    Plant-based vegan food preperation
    Help with harvesting and distilling wild herbs

  • Idiomas hablados

    Inglés: Fluido
    Armenian: Fluido
    Holandés: Fluido
    Español: Intermedio
    Portugués: Intermedio
    Italiano: Principiante

  • Alojamiento


    A small caravan in the forest is the winter accommodation. We pride sheets, pillows and pillow cases, and some blankets. It can get chilly at night, so if you have a warm sleeping bag do bring it, however if you do not have one, we can lend you more bedding. It is important to us that you are comfortable.
    There are various tent options for the warmer months, located in the shade of the cork oak trees.
    There are shared hot showers and compost toilets. And a shared outdoor kitchen.
    There is also space for your own live-in vehicle.
    We provide organic vegan meals, which you will sometimes help to prepare.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    We are 15 minutes from the train station and can pick-up for a cost of 10€. We are 25 minutes from the nearest town.
    There are lots of other communities and alternative projects in the area, with occasional local markets and get-togethers.
    We are 50 minutes drive from the wild beaches of the Atlantic Coast and there will be opportunities to got there.

    If you are nearby and wish to come for a day or two to see if a longer stay would be good, that usually works well.

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    Un poco más de información

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    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

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    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

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  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?


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    Horas esperadas

    4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 999148313524