Off-grid community farm & event space for music, art, wellbeing & sustainability in a beautiful location, Arrábida Natural Park, Portugal

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello! We're Rik and Henrietta. We are currently living in a yurt off-grid in Arrábida Natural Park with our 2 cats.

    We're co-creating a community farm to slow down in nature and grow together. A space to play, learn, create and eat delicious food with new friends.

    Rik is English and works part-time as a freelance consultant. He's also a relentless optimist, insurgent pharmacist and disco dancing DJ. Hen is Swedish and works part-time as a massage therapist. She's also a designer, empathic leader and all-around hostess with the mostest.

    Our land is situated amidst stunning hills, forests and beaches. A natural paradise just 45 min south of Lisbon. The farm is a space for people to slow down and connect; with nature, with others and with themselves. Our purpose is to live sustainably and support people's wellbeing and creativity.

    We're in the early stages, having owned the land for almost 3 years but only just moved in last May! We're very excited to now have an awesome solar power system that can power everything we need (projector, turntables and speakers in particular). We'll soon be upgrading our kitchen and shower facilities too now that we have the power!

    We practice small-scale regenerative farming for the enjoyment, learning and personal consumption. We also host open days for people to escape the city, and are excited to start hosting creative gatherings like art, music and wellbeing events as we slowly get more infrastructure.

    We’re creating this space because we need it - to live a slower, more sustainable and balanced life. And we want to share it. So we invite you, current and future friends, to come to enjoy our farm and be part of the project. You can help make it happen.

    Join us in learning about permaculture, renewable energy, compost toilets, biogas, building a geodesic dome, natural swimming pool, amphitheater, and treehouse we can all play in.

    This will be your home in Portugal to learn, have fun, go hiking, biking, SUPing, paragliding, swimming, yoga, dancing, chill…

    Come and play.

    See you soon.
    Love Hen and Rik xx

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Projets artistiques
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Jardinage
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Aide dans une ferme
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    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

    We live in an incredibly epic place, Arrabida Natural Park. Beautiful mountains and paradise beaches with lots of amazing hiking trails, mountain biking, SUP boarding, snorkelling, diving, coasteering...the list goes on! We host community events to help fund the project, centred around art, wellness food and fun! Great opportunities to meet the locals and visitors from Lisbon. Working on the project there's lots of opportunities to learn and experience setting up an off-grid sustainable farm from the beginning. We're very small scale so there's a chance to get involved in a wide variety of growing and building projects.

  • Aide

    Aide

    This Autumn we're focused on building projects such as the kitchen, showers, art studio, chicken run and yoga deck. We're also planning to start work on a natural swimming pond. Right now, we really need people who are confident doing building work, so some knowledge of basic hand tools and power tools. We'll also be doing lots of preparing of beds and planting and some general garden maintenance.

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Anglais: Courant
    Swedish: Courant
    Portugais: Débutant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    We're currently learning Portuguese so eager to practice. We're fluent in English & Swedish.

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    We welcome campervans! We also have lots of Fresh and Black pop up tents with comfortable mats, sleeping bags and pillows. We also have a caravan which will be more comfortable for staying in the winter months. This can sleep a maximum of 3 people sharing so is subject to availability. There's a semi indoor/outdoor kitchen with a sofa for us to cook shared meals and hang out. In the evenings we chill by the campfire (when allowed). Perfect if you're up for living in nature - camping, showering in a tree and using a compost toilet.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Step out of the farm and straight onto trails into the forest with streams, a natural spring, a lake, mountain and cliffs. Walk, cycle or take the bus (25min walk from the farm) to get to Praia da Arrabida, the village of Azeitao or even the popular seaside town of Sesimbra.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    If you just need to work a couple of hours here and there, then you're welcome to work from our yurt, sit in a hammock under a tree, or in the communal kitchen. We use 4G hotspots and the internet is generally good.

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    We have space for a couple of campervans. As we're at the beginning of this project we encourage people in campervans to join us as you'll be more comfortable! We are off-grid using compost toilets and solar power, so limited power hook-ups (we're working on it!) and no chemical waste disposal on site.

  • Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    We have two cats and will soon be getting chickens. The property is fenced but there's no fencing within the property, so dogs need to be well behaved and not chase cats or chickens. We've had workaway's who kept their dog on a lead tied to a tree, but this isn't ideal as they're more likely to bark and we'd rather they can be free.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week.

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