Off Grid Eco Lodge - natural building, gardening, cooking, cleaning - foothills of the Serra da Estrela Mountains, Portugal



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    Hello, and thanks for your interest in reading more about us:)!

    We're a sustainably built & off grid retreat centre on the River Seia. We sit in a valley within the foothills of the Serra da Estrela Mountains (the highest point of mainland Portugal) which makes for dramatic beauty in nature.

    We’ve been here since 2017, and open for business since 2019. Ashley - yoga teacher with background as a nurse and originally from the US & Rory - Civil Engineer who specializes in natural building & timber frames and originally from Ireland.

    Together we moved to Portugal and bought this river front property that offers such natural beauty. From then we’ve cleared invasive trees, planted native ones, and built from natural materials.

    Since being open, we've hosted a variety of retreats, workshops and annual Yoga Teacher Training.

    Our aim is to provide a place for wellness through retreats, yoga teacher training, workshops, and events for the community.

    Our long term goal is to be more and more self sufficient with our food garden, so there is always work to be done there. We are using many permaculture based principles from what Rory learned in a Permaculture Design Course as well as many helpful books, youtube videos, and all the other many helpful resources out there as we trial, learn, and grow!

    What you can expect from us:
    -accommodation (rustic, but comfortable)
    -Hot shower
    -2 full days off to explore the area or relax here
    -access to yoga classes (offered throughout the week)
    -Time off can be spent swimming in the rivers and hiking the local trails as well as the use of mountain bikes (2) and paddle boards.

    Worker Expectations:
    -5 hours per day, 5 days per week
    -Outside of those hours we all help with keeping our shared spaces clean, cooking, and taking care of the place.
    -fluent in English and/or Portuguese.

    Winter time workers (Nov-Mar)
    Our low season for retreats etc… Tasks may include planting trees, developing our garden, building/expanding, land cleaning, preparing firewood, and maintaining facilities like our biological swimming pool, sauna, and hot tub. We’ll have the occasional retreat when we’ll need help in the kitchen, cleaning and accommodating guests. A 2 week minimum commitment during these months is essential.

    Summer time workers (Apr-Oct)
    Our busy season for retreats etc… Tasks may include help in the kitchen, cleaning spaces, taking care of guests, pool maintenance, gardening, animal care, building/expanding, preparing firewood. We’ll be focused around hosting retreats and will have up to 3-4 volunteers. A 4 week minimum commitment during these months is essential.

    We obviously enjoy being in nature, outdoor activities, and also have 5 dogs, 2 cats, a couple of goats and chickens who we adore. They are truly part of our family.

    If you have any questions about our project, us, the work, the living or anything... please ask!

    *As a business, workers from Workaway are paid the minumum hourly wage in Portugal but do not get meals included in the exchange

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Projetos artísticos
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    Projetos de construção/faça você mesmo
    Cuidar de animais
    Ajuda em fazenda
    Criar/cozinhar refeições caseiras
    Ajuda a cuidar da casa
    Manutenção geral

  • Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos da ONU
    Erradicar a pobreza
    Erradicar a fome
    Saúde de qualidade
    Educação de qualidade
    Igualdade de género
    Água potável e saneamento
    Energias renováveis e acessíveis
    Trabalho digno e crescimento económico
    Indústria, inovação e infraestruturas
    Reduzir as desigualdades
    Cidades e comunidades sustentáveis
    Produção e consumo sustentáveis
    Ação climática
    Proteger a vida marinha
    Proteger a vida terrestre
    Paz, justiça et instituições eficazes
    Parcerias para a implementação dos objetivos
  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    The area is rich in Portuguese culture. There's opportunities to take Portuguese lessons here on-site. The weekly market in Tabua is a great place to meet people in the area, both Portuguese and estrangeiros (foreigners). There's a unique hospitality and way of life in Central Portugal that's refreshing and fulfilling, which Rory and Ashley have fallen in love with, and hope that workawayers will enjoy as much as we do.

    Ashley and other yoga teachers have regularly scheduled yoga classes. There is a river beach on site and a deep creek for swimming in. Workawayers will have the opportunity to learn about off grid living, building with natural materials, gardening, and helping host retreats.

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    Este anfitrião oferece acomodação e remuneração.

    O anfitrião indicou que vai pagar um valor equivalente ao menos ao salário mínimo do país por hora trabalhada e a acomodação também vai ser fornecida. Está buscando ajuda com um estabelecimento ou atividade comercial. Entre em contato com o anfitrião pelo sistema de mensagens para obter mais informações sobre o pagamento oferecido. Qualquer acordo deve ser combinado com antecedência com o anfitrião.

  • Ajuda


    Helping on various projects and maintainence. 5 hours of help per day, 5 days per week. We also expect help with cooking and keeping the site and facilities tidy.

  • Idiomas

    Inglês: Fluente
    Português: Intermediário
    Espanhol: Iniciante

  • Acomodação


    Glamping tents with a comfortable mattress

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    The property and area around it is ideal for free outdoor activities such as swimming, kayaking, hiking and cycling. There are plenty of river beaches in the area, and we have bicycles available for use. With the Serra de Estrela mountain range nearby, there are plenty of breath-taking hikes. But if you want a break from the country side there's a train just 15 minutes from the project that connects to Lisbon, Porto, and anywhere else you'd like to discover on time off.

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  • Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

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    Horas previstas

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 126873719456