Help on our land in Central Portugal.

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi there, we are Emma and River two English folk of mature years living on a terraced hillside of olive trees, bottoming down to a mixed woodland of Chestnut and Walnut and a swirling meandering stream as our border.
    We are trying to generally follow ecological principles and be as sustainable as we can. We value the peaceful tranquillity of the land most of all, and we like to offer a space for people, friends to relax and chill-out away from their busy lives.
    We enjoy being completely off-grid with a mixture of solar and hydro power, but we do have internet to keep us in touch.
    We have a goat called Gracie, who is retired and 'keeps us on our toes' and provides us with manure for the garden. We also have a 19 month old puppy called Grelo. Both Gracie and Grelo need regular walks.
    We have a lot of land, some which still needs clearing, and currently we are getting our beds ready for planting vegetables, weeding, making new borders, raised beds, adding compost and manure etc. and during the hot summer there is lots of watering that needs to be done to keep all our plants alive.
    There are some special places, particularly near the stream where we would like to create beautiful sitting spaces to reflect and simply be.
    We have accommodation in a simple little rustic stone barn with small balcony, and Emma makes excellent vegetarian food.
    We are both drawn to a meditative life, combined with work out in the garden. Mostly its about finding a balance between the two.

    Although we are remotely situated, there is a thriving alternative community in the surrounding hills and valley's in which we participate in various activities, such as shared work days, singing, dancing, all-sorts.
    We live between two villages, both about a 20 minute walk away, one of which has a bar/café offering food and drinks. We welcome those who might enjoy a simple outdoor life working with Nature. If you are someone interested in spiritual topics, meditation, all the better. We ask that our volunteers work/help out for roughly 4/5 hrs a day with weekends free. There are some lovely walks for volunteers in their time off, and for an experience of the high culture a trip to the city of Coimbra is just a bus-ride away. Lots of river beaches too if you want to cool off. Summer temps can be high 30's.
    Looking forward to meeting you and sharing days together.
    River & Emma

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Jardinage
    Entretien général
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide dans une ferme
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Aide à la maison
    S’occuper des animaux
    Pratique d’une langue
    Aide informatique / avec Internet

  • Projets impliquant des enfants

    Projets impliquant des enfants

    Ce projet peut impliquer des enfants. Pour en savoir plus, consultez nos directives et conseils ici.

  • 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

    There is always the mystery of meeting someone new. We have both travelled a lot in our earlier life. Emma is good at languages, and River has a thirst for knowledge and new adventures. Both of us love 'meditating with the body' a radical but gentle way of awakening to our true nature.

  • Aide

    Aide

    , Land clearing, help in making a vegetable garden, weeding, composting, gardening, watering. Goat and dog walking, and creative landscaping and help with cooking for those with culinary experience. Love to have somebody with basic carpentry skills.The land is fairly steep, so we need fit volunteers.

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant
    Italien: Courant
    Portugais: Courant

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    We have a small one room schist stone house with small balcony, wood stove and one ring calor gas for tea/coffee making. You have your own compost loo on the veranda, with basic washing facilities. But the bathroom in the main house can be used for showers. The sound of running water is everywhere.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Plenty to do on time off. Transition Town type activities. Swimming, meditation, yoga, choir, walking on the shisto trails, community work days once a month open mike and local musicians playing.

  • 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 ?

    Deux

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    4 / 5 hours with weekend free













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