We are a little tribe of 2 adults and one baby, a puppy,two cats,a rooster and 3 chickens!
I’m from South Africa and my husband is British. In out late 30’s early 40’s.
Living in Brighton UK for over a decade we knew we needed to connect more to our roots.....
We need to be closer to our true nature.....
Typical work day:
Wake to the sound of our rooster Olivier! Ignore him for an hoot or so! And then have a cuppa tea and breakfast. Work starts at 9, and we have a little tea/coffee break at about 11, then lunch at 1ish.
We love catching the sun going down at the end of the day and we love having dinner around the fire.
We have lots of beautiful instruments from Senegalese koras to balafons, making music is a beautiful way to express ourselves out here.
There is a wonderful sharing community here in Monsanto with weekly/ monthly exchanges/ get togethers.
There are a few great little music festivals here too.
The river ( rio ponsul) is a 10 minute walk from us( we have bicycles for any volunteers to use while staying here)
There's great mountain biking off-road or on road tracks
Not far from us there is Pena Garcia which has a beautiful lake for fishing ,waterfalls and great rock climbing!
There's lots of great wild life from wild pigs to griffin vultures!
Autumn time is abound with the most biodiversity mushroom selection I've ever come across!
In fabulous large belltents ( 5m) 2-3 people per tent
Wash up facilities:
Water collected from the wells
Cold water but option to hear on gas
Clothes washing: done by hand by volunteers themselves, but laundry service is provided by a local lady :) bonus!
Breakfast ingredients provided ( bread, spreads, cereal, tea cofffee etc.) volunteers to help themselves
Lunch and dinner prepared.
We are mostly vegetarian but meat can be provided if wanted.
Help with washing up after meals is required.
Internet is provided, but no streaming of movies etc. Allowed as there is only a limited band width!we do have movie nights with a projector etc.
We would like reliable and independent people, preferably couples or two friends who are happy to go about their own adventures when not working. Meal times are sometimes shared but having a baby means we may need some time to ourselves. Own transport ( car bike skateboard!) is preferred as we are in the middle of the country....with so many beautiful bits to explore and we sadly don’t have extra time to help other site see in days off x
Bricolage et projets de construction
Baby-sitting et jeux créatifs
Préparer les repas / cuisiner pour la famille
Aide avec des éco-projets
S’occuper des animaux
Learning how to live alongside this ancient farm land....
.eating healthy nutritious and mostly organic food!
Living on 14 beautiful hectares we need help with clearing, restoring and rejuvenating the land. From building a veg garden, clearing paths up our ‘mountain’, building and restoring ancient stone terraces, uncovering and rechannellung old viaducts, mulching.....and lots more! And of course.....eating healthy nutritious and mostly organic food!
Types of Help:
Animal Care, Eco construction projects, Cooking, Egg gathering, Farm Tasks, general, Firewood splitting & gathering, Gardening tasks, general, Harvesting, Landscaping, Maintenance, general, Making Preserves, Planting, Pruning, Seed saving
We would love nature earth lovers and mindful folk to help us discover this sacred land which we feel we are simply guardians of.
We want to share all we have learnt on this journey and are so excited to learn from others too.
We have many projects on the go, from natural dyeing, bee keeping, food planting and harvesting( pickling, preserving, fermenting!), building( tipi, stone, natural earthclearing.
Our main focus for this year is to:
-clear land and to build / rebuild natural ancient stone terraces
- clear water wells and re-establish waterways
- build water storage storage tanks
-build an outdoor kitchen
- install a copper wood burner Under a salvaged iron bath!
- build a natural stone pool
- harvest honey from the hives
- carve spoons
- expand our natural dye knowledge
- wild forage
- build tipi
In brand new 5m bell tents with actual mattresses! Set in our beautiful fruit orchard.
Accès Internet limité
Nous avons des animaux
Nous sommes fumeurs
Plus de 2
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week