Looking for help with natural building in Altentejo, Portugal

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello,we are looking for two persons motivated to help us with a lime plaster. We are planing to 2 it in about 2 weeks so if you have some experience in building and/or natural and if you are really interested in contruction work, contact us !!!

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    We are Jaun (38) and Lisa (33), a french couple living on Alentejo's coast since 2018 (2h south of Lisbon). After travelling in different countries all over the world, we decided to settled down and found a beautiful land to live, 10min from a village and 30min from the sea (by car).

    Since 5 years, we put a lot of efforts and love to create a nice place to live close to the nature. At the moment, we live off grid, in a Yurt with an outside kitchen and a clay building bathroom. We also put efforts to integrate the local life and community, Jaun is in charge of a biodyanmic vinyard and works with a local Theatre company (sound technician) and Lise is a Yoga Teacher and also works as a facilitator for other natural building projects.

    Since last yer, we started to renovate an old ruin of Taipa (traditional earth/clay house) with the objective to build with mostly natural materials. We combined the Taipa with a wooden structure and light straw clay tecnic.
    So far, about 60 friends helped us to work on the house, it has been amazing but still have a lot to do !

    THIS MONTH WE WANT TO PROTECT OUR HOUSE FOR THE WINTER AND WE WILL FOCUS MAINLY ON THE LIME PLASTER.

    On the land, you have your own space to sleep in a caravan with a double bed and a small terrace. We share the common space (kitchen area and bathroom).

    As written aboVe, we both work and we are not always available so we are looking for helpers who already have experience to live with people, who are independant, easy going and who can take responsibility with their tasks.
    From ou experience, since we are a couple and not a comunity, we know that it is better if we host a couple or 2 friends at the same time, so please, contact us only if you are 2 ;)
    Also, since we live 10minutes from the village, you need to have your own car.

    Apart from the house, we expect from you to participate to the daily routine, to cook, clean, water the trees, collect wood and other tasks related to the healthy maintenance of the land and live here.

    In general, we also like to have fun, free time, to chill, to party, to be in the nature, to go to the beach to surf or swim, to eat nice food and drink a beer with friends !

    If you feel, you could help us and be part of our project, Contact us !

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Jardinage
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Entretien général

  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    From what our friends, family, travellers and volunteers said, they always feel good spending time on our land.

    For many people, it is quite a big change to spend time with us because we live most of the time outside. So it is a good way to live simply, more connected to the Nature with basic but nice confort (meaning: no fridge, no washing machine, limited electricity in general...).

    About the work on the land, we are always happy to share what we have learned so far and we like to learn new things from you.

    We also really like to spend time with friends, we both speak Portuguese and we are quite well integrated to the local life. So it is also a way to better know the area, local coffee, local food, etc..

    But, It is good to acknowledge that we are just a couple (not a community) and we also work and live here so we also need some time on our own :)

  • Aide

    Aide

    ECO BUILDING: first objective is to plaster the outisde walls... let's see once this is done, there is much more to do :)
    LAND MAINTENANCE: cleaning the land, collecting and cutting wood, prunning, cleaning pond...
    DAILY LIFE: we all contribute to cook, clean and keep the space nice and confortable...

    THIS IS A GREAT OPORTUNITY FOR THOSE WILLING TO LEARN ABOUT ECO BUILDING, FOR SURE YOU WILL GET NEW KNOWLEDGE AND NEW SKILLS AFTER STAYING AND HELPING US.

    HOURS AND EXCHANGE:
    The normal exchange is 5h/day 5days/week. We are providing a place to stay (caravan) and 3 basic meals a day (veggy meals).
    If you have another request, we are open to discuss about another exchange.

    NB: The helpers buy their own personal and special treats (like juice, snacks, alcool, etc....).

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant
    Français: Courant
    Portugais: Courant
    Espagnol: Intermédiaire

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    We have a small caravan with a double bed and a sofa (that can be a bed too).
    We share our kitchen and our bathroom whith the helpers.
    We have a compost toilet and hot shower.

    We are a small and low budget project so we can only provide simple facilities. But this is how we live everyday and we think it is comfortable for people who like to live in nature.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    In this area, you will get to the chance to discover a peaceful part of Portugal and meeting many people from all over the world coming here to find a better place to live close to the Nature! Lots of interesting things are going on in the region and they are many projects to discover.
    We are located in the Natural park of the Alentejo coast, it is possible to go hiking, fishing, canoeing, and to surf and swim in beautiful beaches.
    As we said before, it is essential to have your own car.

    Thanks for reading until the end..... And contact us if you liked our profile ! :)

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    it is possible depending of the size of the camper/van because of the trees and the shape of the land.

  • Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    it is possible yes.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Deux

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    25h/week

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