We are starting an eco-friendly project: a park in the middle of nature in Algarve, Portugal

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  • Description

    Description

    Located in the south-west Algarve on the Costa Vicentina Natural Park, we started an eco-friendly project ago: a park in the middle of nature, 10 minutes walking to the sea and near the village of Figueira.
    Our project is to create a brand new space of cultural exchange and fun for families and friends.
    The purpose of this project is to provide the region with a space dedicated to nature, culture and well-being.

    *****NOW we are preparing the land, the water system and the common areas for our festival that will be from April 8th- 9th-10th 2022! ******

    What do we have already done?
    We built:
    1- The Solar Power Station.
    It is also a multipurpose- Shed with all tools we need for working on the land.
    2- Communitary Kitchen.
    (very cozy, protected from rain and wind, with all things you need)
    3- Food Forest Garden. (100% Agroecological production)

    Where we have a variety of different veggies, greens and fruit trees growing.

    4- Two Eco- Dry Toilets (No need of cleaning, just 1 or 2 times a year!)

    Made with straw- clay- sand, very spacious, comfortable and easy to maintain.

    5- Chilling out area.
    A nice place to have meetings, fires and share some time.

    ***We have fresh water from our own water well***

    We offer accommodation in caravans in the land, with all you need (bedding, pillows).
    We offer food (plus the food from the orchard), Wifi, washing machines availables, bicycles, shared laptop.

    In exchange, you will be asked to work 5 hours, 5 days a week as usual.

  • 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

  • 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 volunteers will be benefiting of one of the most beautiful areas of Portugal, which is the National Park Southwest Alentejo and Vicentina Coast.
    They will learn to build in Eco construction, namely with straw bales and reeds. They will learn to build dry toilets and to reuse organic matter. The plan is also to build an artificial lake.
    The creation of this project can be a great opportunity for all of us. First of all, it will be a good opportunity to learn how to build basic facilities with organic and recycled materials. We will be installing running water, toilets and solar showers, a mobile or temporary kitchen, etc.
    We will be creating some big domes and other structures (wind breakers for example) made out of canas (a type of local bamboo that invades the river). This is a physical job but gives us the opportunity to learn how to use natural materials to build instead of concrete and other harmful materials for the environment.
    The landscaping and the lake creation will be also very physical work. The garden is planned to be near the river and will benefit from the overflow of water from the artificial lake. This is a great chance to learn and practice organic vegetable gardening.

  • Aide

    Aide

    Volunteers should be people interested in the creation of an innovative eco-park, where people can meet and socialise, relax in nature, enjoy different activities and food, learn through workshops, etc. Volunteers may also be interested in exploring the region, but at the same time wanting to work on a local project, to learn new skills and meet like-minded people.
    We are planning to get together a team of 5 people . The volunteers will be helping 5 hours per day, 5 days a week. You will have the rest of the time for yourselves to discover the beautiful area of the South-West Algarve, including all the local surf beaches, and the national park hiking trails.

    The main jobs will be:
    • The construction of structures and wind breakers using reeds.
    • The construction of bamboo domes.
    • The construction of a lake.
    • Cleaning a large fig tree.
    • Cutting and harvesting and segmentation of the river reeds (3 to 4 days).
    • Start the process of joining the reeds (1 week).
    • Rehearse and union of the different parts (3 days).
    • Unite new reeds for adjustments and reinforcements (2 days).
    • Finish process of the mats and put them in the structures (1 week).

    One team will be taking care of the creation of a lake, connecting the river to the spring water source which was previously used for agriculture. Today the source is dry and covered with thick vegetation. There will be a lot of work cleaning the land on that area to recover the source. This creek, with the help of a solar pomp, will feed the small lake as well as the veggie garden, and come out into the river that is going towards the beach.
    This whole operation may take more than a month to build and will combine with the construction of domes and wind breakers in the surrounding terrain.

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Anglais: Courant
    Espagnol: Courant
    Français: Courant
    Portugais: Courant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    Cet hôte a indiqué qu’il souhaitait faire partager sa propre langue ou en apprendre une nouvelle.
    Contactez-le pour en savoir plus.

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    The volunteers will be staying in caravans in a nearby caravan park, owned by the same people.

    Two volunteers will be sharing one caravan. Please note, that caravans are small spaces and you will be taking care of your own space (empty grey water tanks, refill with fresh water, empty the chemical cassette toilet, etc...) which also will be part of your daily duties.
    The cohabitation of two volunteers in one caravan must be something you agree on before you accept coming, since there will be no possibility of having a private place of your own. If you have your own campervan or caravan you are welcome to bring it over. The campsite will not be charging you any rent. In both cases anyhow you will have access to all the campsite facilities and services (toilets and showers, garden, BBQ area, etc...).
    At 9 o’clock we will be starting work to finish at 14 o’clock after which you will have the afternoon for yourselves.Lunch and dinner will be provieded

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Volunteers in their free time can enjoy pleasant walks and get to know the local country lifestyle. The marked hiking trail the Rota Vicentina can be explored as well as many other unmarked trails. You could learn to surf as there are many ideal beaches for surfing in the area (other activities include paddle-boarding, mountain biking, boat trips etc). There are regular buses from Figueira to both Lagos and Sagres where further activities/restaurants/sites/services can be accessed. Within walking distance from the caravan park are several restaurants, a cafe (with vegetarian and vegan food), and a small shop. The nearest large supermarket is 5 minute drive away. The city of Lagos is just 20 minutes by bus or car from our place, there you wil have all you need, also a very active night life, beautiful beaches and viewpoints.
    Also Portimão is around 40 minutes too, this is a quite big city if you need anything else too.

  • 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

    Cet hôte a de la place pour les vans.

  • Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Can be if you have a nice animal friend :) !

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Deux

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

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



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