Dog-sitting urgent pour mi-août. Hébergement en bord de rivière dans le centre du Portugal



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    Hello, and thanks for your interest in reading more about us:)!

    We're a sustainably built & off grid retreat centre on the River Seia. We sit in a valley within the foothills of the Serra da Estrela Mountains (the highest point of mainland Portugal) which makes for dramatic beauty in nature.

    We’ve been here since 2017, and open for business since 2019. Ashley - yoga teacher with background as a nurse and originally from the US & Rory - Civil Engineer who specializes in natural building & timber frames and originally from Ireland.

    Together we moved to Portugal and bought this river front property that offers such natural beauty. From then we’ve cleared invasive trees, planted native ones, and built from natural materials.

    Since being open, we've hosted a variety of retreats, workshops and annual Yoga Teacher Training.

    Our aim is to provide a place for wellness through retreats, yoga teacher training, workshops, and events for the community.

    Our long term goal is to be more and more self sufficient with our food garden, so there is always work to be done there. We are using many permaculture based principles from what Rory learned in a Permaculture Design Course as well as many helpful books, youtube videos, and all the other many helpful resources out there as we trial, learn, and grow!

    What you can expect from us:
    -accommodation (rustic, but comfortable)
    -Hot shower
    -2 full days off to explore the area or relax here
    -access to yoga classes (offered throughout the week)
    -Time off can be spent swimming in the rivers and hiking the local trails as well as the use of mountain bikes (2) and paddle boards.

    Worker Expectations:
    -5 hours per day, 5 days per week
    -Outside of those hours we all help with keeping our shared spaces clean, cooking, and taking care of the place.
    -fluent in English and/or Portuguese.

    Winter time workers (Nov-Mar)
    Our low season for retreats etc… Tasks may include planting trees, developing our garden, building/expanding, land cleaning, preparing firewood, and maintaining facilities like our biological swimming pool, sauna, and hot tub. We’ll have the occasional retreat when we’ll need help in the kitchen, cleaning and accommodating guests. A 2 week minimum commitment during these months is essential.

    Summer time workers (Apr-Oct)
    Our busy season for retreats etc… Tasks may include help in the kitchen, cleaning spaces, taking care of guests, pool maintenance, gardening, animal care, building/expanding, preparing firewood. We’ll be focused around hosting retreats and will have up to 3-4 volunteers. A 4 week minimum commitment during these months is essential.

    We obviously enjoy being in nature, outdoor activities, and also have 5 dogs, 2 cats, a couple of goats and chickens who we adore. They are truly part of our family.

    If you have any questions about our project, us, the work, the living or anything... please ask!

    *As a business, workers from Workaway are paid the minumum hourly wage in Portugal but do not get meals included in the exchange

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Projets artistiques
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Aide dans une ferme
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général

  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    The area is rich in Portuguese culture. There's opportunities to take Portuguese lessons here on-site. The weekly market in Tabua is a great place to meet people in the area, both Portuguese and estrangeiros (foreigners). There's a unique hospitality and way of life in Central Portugal that's refreshing and fulfilling, which Rory and Ashley have fallen in love with, and hope that workawayers will enjoy as much as we do.

    Ashley and other yoga teachers have regularly scheduled yoga classes. There is a river beach on site and a deep creek for swimming in. Workawayers will have the opportunity to learn about off grid living, building with natural materials, gardening, and helping host retreats.

  • L’hôte offre un salaire correspondant au salaire minimum

    L’hôte offre un salaire correspondant au salaire minimum

    Cet hôte offre l'hébergement et une rémunération.

    L’hôte a indiqué qu'il paierait au moins le salaire horaire minimum de son pays pour chaque heure travaillée et que l’hébergement serait fourni. Il demande de l'aide dans le cadre de son entreprise ou activité professionnelle. Contactez l'hôte directement via la messagerie du site pour en savoir plus et avoir des détails sur le salaire proposé. Tous les arrangements devraient être conclus à l'avance avec votre hôte.

  • Aide


    Helping on various projects and maintainence. 5 hours of help per day, 5 days per week. We also expect help with cooking and keeping the site and facilities tidy.

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant
    Portugais: Intermédiaire
    Espagnol: Débutant

  • Hébergement


    Glamping tents with a comfortable mattress

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    The property and area around it is ideal for free outdoor activities such as swimming, kayaking, hiking and cycling. There are plenty of river beaches in the area, and we have bicycles available for use. With the Serra de Estrela mountain range nearby, there are plenty of breath-taking hikes. But if you want a break from the country side there's a train just 15 minutes from the project that connects to Lisbon, Porto, and anywhere else you'd like to discover on time off.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

N° de référence hôte : 126873719456