Besoin d'aide pour créer un studio d'art et une fermette bio à la campagne au Portugal



Enregistré comme favori 584 fois

  • rating

    Évaluation d'hôte

  • feedbacks



  • last activity

    Activité récente


  • Last email replied

    Taux de réponse

    100.0 %

  • Last email replied

    Délai de réponse moyen :

    ≤ 2 jours

  • Badges

    Top Host

 Séjour min. souhaité : Au moins deux semaines

  • Description


    Hello! beautiful people!

    »»»»»»»»»»»»» No help needed until may next year «««««««««««««

    I need some help with sanding and painting wooden windows as well for landscaping with stone. One or 2 people for one or 2 weeks. I am looking for people with experience and/or general handiness/creativity. Last 2 weeks of August!

    I am a yoga teacher and a painter. Originally I am from the Netherlands, but five years ago I decided to adopt a lifestyle closer to nature. This is how I came to live in a small village on the portuguese countryside.
    I have a house here plus a small piece of land (1200m2) and I intend to move towards a more self sufficient paradise when it comes to food. I have a nice orchard and grow my own vegetables. In future I want to go off grid, but as for now I am happy to be hooked up to the main grid.

    The property is at the edge of the village and the woods -which are great for hiking- are a 5 min walk away. The river Mondego is close by and can be reached in a 30 minute walk down into the Mondego valley. Back up might take a bit longer though, especially in the soaring heat of summer.

    The village itself has a cafe annex shop and has a friendly and welcoming population. It is a beautiful walk to a next village, where there is also a small art gallery with different exhibitions during summer. Yet another neighbouring village has a lovely typically local portuguese restaurant with very decent prices and a bit further there are also 2 pastelerias with free WIFI. .

    So far I have realised the basic things that make it possible for me to live here, a functional bathroom and kitchen.
    This year I want to concentrate on renovating both the yoga studio and painting studio.

    I am looking for experienced do it yourselfers, specifically in the field of stonemasonary and/or carpentery.
    There is a permaculture design for the garden and orchard and there are always small gardening chores as well.

    I am WIFI sensitive and turn the WIFI on for one hour a day only. If you want to spend more time online, there is a WIFI connection in a next village (15 min on a bicycle).
    There is no public transportation that connects the village to the rest of the world, but I have 2 bicycles that can be used freely and in the weekend I can take you by car to Nelas where you can catch a train to go to f.i. Coimbra or the seaside.

    I am out of the rat race and into arts, spirituality and easy living.
    I practice yoga and meditation.
    I cook vegetarian and take care of breakfast and lunch (main meal of the day). In the evening you can cook for yourself (I provide the shoppings of course).
    Work is 4 hours in the morning. We start early because of the heat. Afternoons and evenings we are free.
    I do not smoke and do not drink alcohol.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Entretien général
    Pratique d’une langue
    Projets artistiques

  • 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
  • Aide


    Native portuguese speakers that are willing to teach me (as part of the exchange) are very welcome. I am happy to teach you Dutch and my english is quite decent so I could also help you there.

    Different projects are waiting to be done and I every project that gets done is an immediate improvement and I am happy with them.
    I am looking for experienced people, either carpenters or stonemasons or all round DIY-men/women.

    Carpentry and stonework. I can host you for 2 weeks (extension sometimes possible). Please mail only if you have some experience in DIY.

    I have space for short term volunteers up to 2 weeks (a longer stay however is always open for discussion after the 2 weeks).

    I offer vegetarian meals, as much home grown as possible, as well as a daily program (before breakfast) of yoga and meditation for those who want to participate. I have regular bhajan singing evenings at my place to which you are very welcome. I anyway love singing and dancing and play a bit of guitar.
    I am currently not painting as my painting-studio-to-be is still storage space and my attention is mainly focused on renovating the rest of the house.
    I expect my visitors not to smoke nor drink alcohol for the duration of their stay with me.

    Volunteering hours expected: 4 hours, 5 days a week.

    If you would like to help me out please send me an email with your motivation and do not hesitate to ask me anything that you would like to know.

  • Langues parlées

    Allemand: Courant
    Anglais: Courant
    Hollandais: Courant
    Français: Débutant
    Portugais: Débutant

  • Hébergement


    I have a caravan for volunteers with a good matrass and down duvets.
    Shared bathroom, kitchen and dining area.
    Circumstances are relatively primitive but are getting better every day.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?


  • ...

    Nombre d'heures attendues

    4 hours, 5 days a week

N° de référence hôte : 923474337279