Help us with permaculture and other outdoor projects in the village of Azenhas Do Mar, Sintra, Portugal

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    30/11/2022

 
  2022 

 Hospedagem min. solicitada: mínimo 2 semanas

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  • Descrição

    Descrição

    ** Currently we are only hosting people travelling and living in their own vehicles. If you have your own van, get in touch! **

    Located in the beautiful village of Azenhas Do Mar, and the stunning region of Sintra, Quinta Azenhas is our exhausted vineyard overlooking the beach. This is our land regeneration & building restoration project using permaculture principles & sustainable methods. If you like to surf and work hard… this is the place for you.

    We moved from the UK (London) to Azenhas Do Mar in 2016 to restore and develop an historic building and it’s land in this beautiful village. We have 2 acres of steep exhausted vineyard and a lot of ideas on how to regenerate the land with different zones and areas built using the principles of permaculture, including medicinal gardens; food forests; perennial vegetable gardens; olive grove and prairie. For now however the land is mostly covered in the infamous ‘invasive’ cane of the area – Aurundo Donax – which our chickens happily nest in when allowed.

    There are 2 of us working on the land every day, with fixed daily tasks and specific ongoing projects. In the past years we’ve designed and refined our land plans; built and planted our vegetable beds; planted our food forest; set-up our compost sites; built organic architectural fences; and organised rain water collection/storage sites.

    We surf, so when the waves are good we put down our tools and go get some waves.

    Our larger ongoing projects include restoring our dry stone boundary walls; constantly developing our irrigation network; removing & harvesting areas of cane and building with it; landscaping; helping our grape vines to thrive; planting and taking clippings and soil improvement; etc.

    Ongoing day to day jobs include seed saving; cane chipping; collecting mulch; keeping the land tidy; watering; moving materials; path clearing; tending to our chickens; rhyzhome digging, and biocharring (when possible), etc

    We require volunteers who are fit and strong, most of the work you will be doing will be labour intensive but it can be done at your own speed. We also require people who have specific skills in trades such as carpentry; plumbing/hydro; building & construction; engineering; metal working; electrics (both off & on grid); etc.

    We have a 5 hour working day schedule, 5 days per week. The hours can be split given each days needs and potential (weather conditions, etc). Your own cooking and house management are outside of the work day schedule.

    We have a compost toilet and an outdoor shower area. Currently we are only hosting people travelling and living in their own vehicles.

    There is a bus stop directly next to us, which will transport you to/from Sintra (and onto Lisbon) or any of the other local surf spots (Praia Das Macas, Praia Grande, etc).

    We require volunteers for a minimum 2-3 week stay, but will give preference to those that can stay longer (following a 1 week trial period – good for you/ good for us). We do not provide insurance, so we suggest you take this responsibility yourself. As a minimum, if you are a European citizen you should travel with your free EHIC card which will honor you emergency medical care should you need it.

    We speak English, and are trying hard to learn Portuguese. If you're able to help us with that we'll be forever grateful!

    If you like to work hard and care about the work you do, have a good sense of humour, a wise head, and love the sea and beach, then our project is the one for you.

    Cheers! Dean & Alex

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Ajuda em projetos ambientais
    Jardinagem
    Ajuda em fazenda
    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

    Besides benefiting from this amazing coastal location, you will learn skills in permaculture, gardening, bio-diversity, organic food production, syntropy, and building techniques, as well as basic farm management.

  • Ajuda

    Ajuda

    We have a 5 hour working day schedule, 5 days per week. The hours can be split given each days needs and potential (weather conditions, etc). Your own cooking and house management are outside of the work day schedule.

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas
    Inglês: Fluente
    Português: Intermediário

    Este anfitrião oferece intercâmbio de idiomas
    We're keen to learn Portuguese fluently! Any help with that would be greatly appreciated!!!

  • Acomodação

    Acomodação

    During summertime we have tents, and a communal camping area and provide all camping equipment. Currently during the colder months we are only hosting people travelling and living in their own vehicles. We offer free electricity and water hook-up, as well as a weekly food budget p/person.

  • Algo mais...

    Algo mais...

    If you're not already aware of Sintra, google it - there is so much to see and do in this amazing area. We are also only a 40 minute drive to the centre of Lisboa.

  • Mais alguns detalhes

    Mais alguns detalhes

    • Acesso à internet

    • Acesso à internet limitado

      Acesso à internet limitado

    • Temos mascotes

    • Somos fumantes

    • Pode hospedar famílias

  • Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Espaço para estacionar campervans

    We have free electricity and water for you, as well as a great view to park in front of.

  • Pode aceitar animais

    Pode aceitar animais

    Let us know about your pet. We heave cats, chickens and ducks, so we all have to get along....

  • Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Mais de 2

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    Horas previstas

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week



Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 915757797113