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Hi and welcome to Portugal!
My name is Mike, a very active 55 years young, and I own 1.5 hectares of off-grid loveliness near Castelo Branco in central Portugal. It's a beautiful place - rugged, wild and free with great mountain views.
This project was originally set up in the UK as a safe and chilled space at festivals to help people who may have done too much, lost their friends, or who were simply not up for a full-on party. A place were anyone can meet and make connections, and relax with people from all walks of life. We have Travelers from all over the world and the dynamic is always changing we love artist s and musicians and anyone with a unique style or talent but as long as your fun I'm shore your fit in mabe you will learn something new and exciting.
Our aim is to bring a little of that festival vibe here to Portugal, on a smaller scale. A haven to gather your thoughts, relax and enjoy nature but at the same time have the opportunity to interact with others, experience the off-grid lifestyle and help build an amazing place for all to enjoy.
We are totally off-grid - facilities are very basic there is no running water in summer as no rain no water we have built a house on top of a mountain so it's not wot you are used to so please do not expect a palace unless of course, you fancy building one with us! As we live in the wild, you need to be comfortable with having the local wildlife living around you. We literally live in a cleared area of wildness so wot was liveing there still lives there with us .in summer Portugal has alot of insects you really need to not be uncomfortable liveing with .The birds here sing at night which is quite magical to experience, and we're lucky enough to catch occasional sightings of wild boar.this is not for the faint hearted but it will make you a stronger person or it will brake you but it will give you time back to the nature and away from the stresses of the lives you will be leaving behind time to reset or reinvent yourself it's not for everyone but 99percent of my guests love it and feel it's been a positive step in there lives for me it's the best thing iv ever done it gave me time and space to face my issues and find my place in life I hope it can be a place you too can find your peace.
It is a true off-grid experience but with fun as the number one priority - in our eyes this lifestyle is not work - we do things because we want to, not because we have to. We understand that many people use their holiday time to do Work Ways, so it's important to us that it should be fun, and not leave you exhausted each day. We're a fan of Portugal Time, no rush - it's about the journey, not the destination.
We have a fantastic local community with always lots going on, including an outdoor solar cinema showing great films once a fortnight, and other get-togethers on a regular basis.
We promote healthy active living in natural surroundings with the aim to be self sufficient based on permaculture principles.this will take time to achieve and will need your help it's all new to me so I need people like you to teach new things to us as well as we teach you.
This is a place that people can come to make connections, share their lives and experience a different way of living with other like-minded people - we'd love for you to join us!
We ideally would like people to stay for as long as possible to really get into some of the projects we do so a 2week stay minimum is preferred but this is flexible.jazz lovers need not apply sorry
Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizadoProjetos artísticosAjuda em projetos ambientaisEnsinoJardinagemConstrução/faça você mesmoCriar/cozinhar refeições caseirasAjuda a cuidar da casaManutenção geral
Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir
Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado
We live in a multicultural community of which there are many nationality. We draw on lots of experience working together to get things done.
Our skill sets include:
Food production and harvesting
Building and renovation
Local property knowledge
This area of Portugal has a unique beauty. Castelo Branco, which is the closest city is only 20 minutes away by car and is an easy train ride from Lisbon
Projetos que envolvem crianças
Este projeto pode envolver crianças. Para mais informações, veja aqui nossas diretrizes e dicas.
There are two main projects. Base Camp and Top Camp.
Base Camp job list:
* convert van to camper
* refloor main caravan
* build a swimming pool
* Art projects
* New compost toilet and shower block
* wood shed
Also we are trying to create a special place where all things spiritual and healing will take place a separate quite peaceful place this I need special magical people with alternative skills
* finish "Lodge"
* plant gardens
* plant a food forest
* compost toilet
* outside kitchen
* yoga platforms
* art projects
There is so much more we want to say about the variety of projects in the broader valley. We are confident you will find something you will love to do either here, or with our friendly neighbours.
Este anfitrião oferece intercâmbio de idiomas
We would like to learn Portuguese.
1) There is a large caravan with; wood heater, hot showers, a fully operational kitchen which can accommodate two to three people.
2) There is a camper which also comes with cooking facilities and a double bed, suitable for a couple or a single person.
3) - not yet available - There is a second camper in the process of being converted which will become available when completed.
There is a composting toilet, a cartridge toilet, communal chill-out tents (with fans in the summer). In the broader valley there is a solar cinema, bar, chill out areas and lots of friendly people. There is free WiFi near the main caravan and access to a washing machine. The valley does regular events, sometimes even hosted by our resident DJ.
We are non-profit, but are hoping that people get enthusiastic about our projects. You can do as much or as little as you want. If you do work we will feed you.
We are looking for people to come and get interactive with the community. We hope the workawayers will share their knowledge and eexperience with us.
We start when we want to start and finish when we want to finish #portugaltime. No slave drivers here.we would ask off you 4 hrs a day helping in exchange for food and accommodation and the full off grid exsperiance including social interaction with the local off grid comunity. How ever due to the ever increasing tempratures it may not be safe to help on these days we would ask you to contribute towards the cost of food about 5 euros a day or you are welcome to bie and cook your own food if you wish .this will be talked about on an individual basis befor you commit to comming we want everyone to be copleatly happy when hear with no surprises .there may be time that projects may be put on hold like waiting for materials to be delived so there may not be tasks to do for a period of time.we will advise you when this is likely to happen . again in advance of you commiting to come .in time when we are not able to exchange food and accommodation for work you have the option to be a paying guest this is charged at 50 euro a week for food accommodation and transfer to and from bus or train station and going out to social events this has worked out very well with many guest we have had. your happiness really is our priority giving you the best time makeing connections sharing knowledge and life skills so we are super flexible with how it all works . .
We usually go from the valley heading into the city where all services are available. There are many local river beaches to visit during summer and several natural beauty spots.
Mais alguns detalhes
Acesso à internet
Acesso à internet limitado
Pode hospedar famílias
Pode hospedar nômades digitais
We have WiFi and solar power available.
Espaço para estacionar campervans
There are spaces in the valley for large vehicles up to a 3.5 tonne limit. Small campers are fine.
Pode aceitar animais
Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?
Mais de 2
I am super thankful to both Mike and
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I am super thankful to both Mike and
She adjusted really quickly to the off grid environment, I think she's done this before.
Super talented artist, her
We had some fun at the party (a nearby community organize once in while a nice psymusic festival with massage/breathing session etc ), we slept in
I'd always wanted to try the off-grid lifestyle and seeing what Mike has built there was truly inspiring. Everything built from scratch and carried up a long and winding steep hill.
From the moment everybody picked me up together I felt comfortable. We were in total with a group of about 10 people.
After that we went to construct a festival, Suti Festival, where,
Was a pleasure to host Amanda, hope she could come
She was super keen to get involved project and interact with other house mates and it was a pleasure to spent some time with her company and I will be really really happy to see her again.
P.s. she made really good
We played chess, chilled in the sun, made lots of jokes, did some gardening, Mike taught me how to make a proper fire, and I enjoyed the beautiful, wild nature a lot.
Mike is a really kind and funny
She has amazing skills in all things creative arts and building she was a fantastic team player but was able to do challenging jobs by herself.
Carla interacted with everyone she met in a positive friendly way allways happy to help
Once upon a time on a land far, far away there was the city of Castelo Branco, shrouded in history. meaning white Castel.
Oli and Jana came to stay here.
Oli likes solar and Jana likes cake.
Both of them where amazing.
More seriously: I'm very thankfull for the great contribution
we came in the eve and mike came to get us on his new van and from the first min he just hugged us and let us feels welcome!
mike is a unic man who want that you will get the great vacation so if you would like to lern or doing something
Mike is the absolute ideal Workaway host and a wonderful friend who taught me so much, an incredibly fun, open and adventurous guy with the patience to teach and look after anyone who arrives at this
The peacefulness combined with good vibes and conversations with Mike, his workawayers and community friends of the Valley made my stay unforgettable. These people are super creative,
I would recommend staying at Mike's place to anyone, especially if you want to experience or learn about off the grid
At the first day Mike pickt me up at night at the train station and we been driving to a place middle in nowhere I couldn't see that much
But at the first morning when I wook up I was so impresst from the nature what's around just a stunning fiew ower the nature no cars no airplains around nothing just the