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***Currently looking for 4/5 workaways to join us in september to help prep for an awesome event mid Oct... abd Queer Camp 9-16 Oct.
Must be available throughtout the month.***
Hello, thanks for visiting our listing - please read full description before messaging us, so you know what to expect and what we expect from our guests.
Our community hub is in the Centro region of Portugal near the city of Castelo Branco, in the forest wilderness between two small villages.
We have 11 hectares, with a river and a couple of hectares of eucalyptus and pine forest, some meadows and other gems hidden away, land also includes a natural swimming pond (during winter-spring) and a bigger private lake 15 mins walk away through the year! We spend a lot of time there.
In 3 years and a small budget we have transformed the place into a cool hideout in the forest that has a lot of good energy and vibes, many people from the wider community frequent the space and we host small events regularly.
- we have really awesome people staying here - kind, problem solving, proactive, creative, respectful and helpful, we make time for a lot of fun.
we welcome woodworkers, builders, gardeners, artists, electrician/plumbers, people who can work independently and are creative.
Please if you're just looking for a holiday stop gap, this maybe isnt the place for you...we want people who are excited and proactive about community living & we have a 1 month minimum stay policy for volunteers.
We work hard, play hard & rest hard.
If you come with the intention of working well for 4 hours a day 5 days a week & keeping the space tidy, we are happy to provide possibly some of the best times you will have on your trip (lots of fun and good people, trips, parties, ceremonies events,) but we expect punctuality and productivity during working hours.
our Horse Blue, Rambo & Ninja our dogs, our 8 cats, 4 goats and 12 chickens live in abundant happiness...who needs a tv
We are diverse, musical, spiritual, weirdo, aliens, queer and accepting of everyone - apart from big ego energy - with respect, that can stay at the beginning of the dirt road.
We have a bathroom with shower (hot showers available with some effort, a few compost toilets, kitchen, heated chill room/communal space, a gym, pool in summer, event space, gardens of veg, water tower, small swimming pond ( most of year) and a load of other stuff..
Being animal friendly/lovers, we are vegetarian/vegan and don't eat meat, please respect this and refrain from eating meat at our home. You can go to town when you like.
There are wild boar, hares, terrapins, otter, frogs, lots of flowers, birds and insects around, depending on the time of year.
In the summer it gets really hot sometimes hitting 45, prepare accordingly - the most temperate times are spring and autumn, winter is fair in the day time - however in the evening not so much. Nothing a couple of logs on the fire /a warm sleeping bag cant fix
Preparation is important.
We have had an awesome 2022 so far, hosting awesome parties and events - (the wider community out here is super cool, lots to do) - the aim is to keep improving the events space and upgrade our events. We have bell tents for rental glamping also.
Ideallyy volunteers have their own transport.
If pick up is needed from city, it must be arranged before 1330 or preferably hitchhiking/bus works from castelo Branco (15€ pick up towards fuel as its an hour round trip) and we pick up from Barbaido village for free, if a car is available - you maybe can get a cab otherwise. Or hitchhiking to Barbaido, the closest village and a 30 min walk to us.
1 month minimum stay, we prefer people staying longer and joining the fam longer term, makes life easier for us and more authentic for you.
Any questions DM please
Please add: 'Rambos Jambos Mambos' as the subject title in the email you send to us, to affirm if you can follow simple instructions. Thank you. Hope to see you soon 👽💚😅🏳️🌈🦄
Aide avec des éco-projets
Bricolage et projets de construction
S’occuper des animaux
Aide dans une ferme
Cuisine/repas pour la famille
Aide à la maison
Aide informatique / avec Internet
it is tranquil, peaceful, healing energy, time for yourself, time to be in nature and connect with good people and animals, time to do yoga, make music or do art - to learn open communication and how to be part of a community.
we do weekly practises for team building and always stuff happening, be prepared for random adventures - considering its in the middle of the forest.
We are looking for a couple/few awesome people to come join us over the Spring/Summer season - maybe longer depending... ideally self motivated/proactive/skilled at something, but if not skilled - a desire to get stuck in/enthusiasm/pro activeness a bonus.
- land clearing from Estava - we have a lot to do, this will be main bulk of work for first weeks, finding tree saplings and clearing them, picking olives, veg gardens to maintain, paths to decorate, steps to install, painting/maintenance of buildings, chicken house to upgrade...
- building animal housing for new goats and pigs etc...
minimum 1 month (if we get on okay/the match fits). It takes this long to get into the swing of the place and figure out how everything works/goes; will build a load of cabins and platforms too.
Our schedule for volunteers is 5 days a week 4 hours a day, in exchange for a place to stay which will be a simple tent with mattress and bedding.
An arrangement can be agreed upon for food.
Everyone joins in the cooking schedule at home if eating with the family
Food we eat a lot of veg/beans/protein/varied and healthy diet aimed to keep us energised and fuelled. (Not meat) please bring your own snacks as we provide 3 meals a day.
Sometimes we have pizza night or burgers and chips.
People go in town regularly for food too.
single tent or shared bell tent, with mattresses and bedding/sleeping bag,
Bring your own snacks and food. Veggie only please. Arrangements can be made otherwise.
prefer independent van lifers with own accomodation or people with tents and sleeping bags.
swimming, hiking, drive to town if you have a car, bar in village, sleep, read
We have so many cool events here and a packed social diary if wanted... for the middle of the Forest you'll be surprised
bus from village twice daily
Accès Internet limité
Nous avons des animaux
Nous sommes fumeurs
We are fully off grid. We do have our solar set up and this allows us to work online if there's a need to - care to charge during the day in sun on cloudy/ winter days and also flexibility weatherise. 4g picks up just fine and have Wi-Fi most of the time (hotspots). During rainy days minimum electrical at present
plenty of space to set up a camper/motorhome. (Please only organic toilet/compost or take to town to dispose of) actually its preferred to have people with their own vans, this is because it is helpful to have more drivers and frees up sleeping spaces. :)
Only cat and chicken friendly female dogs / spayed boys - it will not work otherwise - our male dog doesn't like other boys, especially if they're barky/too energetic. please let us know first :)
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3 hours a day, 5 days a week- no food, 25 hours/week with food
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