Help us build our dream eco off-grid escape in the Serra de Monchique area, Portugal

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  • Description

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    Hi there!

    Regarding payment.

    We ONLY offer payment when we run retreats if we need a vegetarian cook for which we will pay in addition to board and lodging.

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    LATEST NEWS. Middle of October on.
    Hi, we are looking for a couple to help with picking, planting, clearing and repairing.
    We have some other projects we would like to start depending on how we get on with the other more urgent tasks. Building a small road, pizza oven, ponds, stairs, many things 😀
    We will be picking medronho as soon as it is ready, any day now, we just need rain🙄
    You will have your own room and might be sharing with other volunteers working with me and Camilla.
    Camilla teaches yoga for volunteers on Tuesday and Thursday mornings 8-9am.

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    We (Ellis and Camilla) have built an eco off grid experiential retreat in Foz do Farelo, 20 mins north of Monchique in the mountains of the Algarve and we love people to come and help us, we always need help with landscaping, continued permaculture, building and creativity.

    Our aim is to create an inclusive rather than exclusive holiday retreat where people from all walks of life can relax in nature, try out some yoga, arts & crafts and learn a new skill.

    We have a plot of land 60000 sqmt (10 international football pitches for a size idea) it is a valley with a south and north facing hill. 90m height difference form top to bottom. We have rebuilt a small ruin and a larger ruin on the site of an existing ruin. We have temporary structures for glamping (pods/cabins etc) as well as flat areas for camping or a camper van.

    For 25 hours per week of your time we will provide accommodation, food and drink (not alcohol), yoga, comfortable beds, warm bedding and towels. On work days we eat lunch together, we eat dinner twice per week together and we generally all go to the local bar for food on a Saturday. On days off you make your own food when onsite (we will supply food).
    If you go out for the day you can make packed lunch or purchase your own food.

    Our current accommodation on site includes a truck - which has been converted into a 2 bedded studio and a camper van for 1 person.
    Sunrise Lodge has the main kitchen/diner for breakfast and dinner. We have an outdoor kitchen for your lunches and to cook food on days off. Everyone is expected to wash up and clear up after meals. Keep common shared spaces and their accommodation clean, and be responsible for washing your bedding. We have a washing machine that can be used and we have work clothes you can borrow.

    No skills are nessasary just a willingness​ to help and have a positive attitude. Ellis is a skilled builder and can do pretty much everything. He will share his knowledge with you and give you tasks to do, sometimes projects are big like building and sometimes smaller like land clearing, the jobs really depend on the season. For anyone coming between January and March be prepared for lots of land clearing (clearing land to prevent fires), this is done in all weather conditions, so if you don't like getting rained on or mud then please don't waste yours or our time by requesting to do your workaway with us. Thank you for your understanding.

    We have a bio-gas plant fully working, solar panels 6kw, energy storage water tanks high on the hill, one 18000lt complete. We're starting to build a natural pool, we plan to build an outside clay oven(pizza/bread plus many other things.

    Camilla teaches yoga (hatha, vinyasa and kundalini) some days and is an excellent cook (vegetarian), she has been in a 12 step program since 1999 - and is alcohol and drug free!
    Ellis is a builder and paraglider and interested in Permaculture.

    Our internet data is limited. we have a satellite dish and a small amount of reception for some mobile networks.
    There is a free bus that you can take to Monchique on days off. It runs 4 days a week, 2 times a day. From Monchique it's possible to get buses to Portimao.

    This workaway opportunity is perfect for people who are serious about off-grid community living, permaculture, creative building and learning new skills. It is also a great place for those who prefer a drug free environment.

    We have 2 dogs and a cat.

    Workaway tasks will be fun and rewarding as you will be seeing instant results which previous helpers have said is very satisfying.

    We looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thanks Ellis and Camilla

  • 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
    S’occuper des animaux
    Aide dans une ferme
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général

  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    You will learn building skills, how to make foundation, build temporary structures cabins, plumbing, sanitation, solar system, landscaping, digger driving, electrical systems. Composting toilets. Bushcraft, welding, biogas production, path and road construction, living pools. Additionally you will learn yoga, meditation and breathing techniques.

  • Projets impliquant des enfants

    Projets impliquant des enfants

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

  • L’hôte offre un salaire correspondant au salaire minimum

    L’hôte offre un salaire correspondant au salaire minimum

    Cet hôte offre l'hébergement et une rémunération.

    L’hôte a indiqué qu'il paierait au moins le salaire horaire minimum de son pays pour chaque heure travaillée et que l’hébergement serait fourni. Il demande de l'aide dans le cadre de son entreprise ou activité professionnelle. Contactez l'hôte directement via la messagerie du site pour en savoir plus et avoir des détails sur le salaire proposé. Tous les arrangements devraient être conclus à l'avance avec votre hôte.

  • Aide

    Aide

    Willing help of any sort. Gardening, landscaping, building, cooking, a can do attitude. 😀

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Anglais: Courant
    Espagnol: Intermédiaire
    Sami: Intermédiaire
    Swedish: Intermédiaire
    Portugais: Débutant

    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

    Comfortable beds in a house and bell tent. You can also bring your campervan. We mostly have hot showers unless we've had a lot of grey days, then we boil up water and use a jug 😉

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    The nearest main town of Monchique 15 mins by car. South coast beaches Algarve 45mins (20k as the crow flies), West coast 30 mins (15k as the crow flies) surfing. Mountain bike rides( good ride to west coast), walking, hiking, astronomy, surfing, yoga, paragliding (we need to find a take off)... we don't take drugs or smoke, my wife doesn't drink alcohol but I will have a few glasses but not to excess. This doesn't mean that you can't drink or smoke (because of fire risk smoking can only be done in the designated area) but no drugs please. There is lots of nature to explore and a free bus to Monchique 4 days per week for days out and sometimes we take people to the coast or to the matket. Faro airport is 1hr 20 min away by car. We are happy to answer any questions. Thanks Ellis and Camilla

  • 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.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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    Cet hôte a reçu la visite d'un membre de l'équipe Workaway

    "Although these hosts are new to workaway, after one month volunteering with Camilla and Ellis we feel confident in giving them our stamp of approval. What we found particularly rewarding here was the physical transformation we witnessed in the project. It’s still in the early stages which means that, as a volunteer, you are literally able to see your hard work change the space around you. We had very little building experience prior to this placement but this was never seen as an issue, our hosts were happy to teach us and even gave us the freedom to create and explore our own ideas (helping us when we needed). In exchange for our efforts we were well rewarded with fantastic company, delicious meals, yoga lessons, life lessons, beautiful accommodation and outings to see the nicest beaches in Portugal! We highly recommend a stay at here!"

    Charlotte and Danilo (Workaway Ambassadors)


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