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Host ID: 40861
Country: Portugal

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Last Updated: January 5, 2016

This is not-for-profit organisation that was formed out the desire of a small group of people who wanted to do more for art and culture in the Góis municipality. In only a year and a half, we have been able to implement several major projects on which you can read on our website.

We aim to be a cultural leader in the region, independent, with a sustainable structure and actively participation in public life.

We’re based in an old primary school, with the ambition to transform the building and its surroundings in to an active community art space through workshops and regular events; making use of the large rooms and outdoor space available. We hope that through Helpx we can meet like-minded people who are keen and interested in helping to develop the space.

Examples of work required:

- some restoration
- electrical work (dependent on skills)
- building work (i.e. outdoor stone oven)
- decorating (indoor & outdoor)
- gardening and landscaping (vegetable or flower garden)
- fencing
- carpentry
- plumbing
- general maintenance of space

Qualities we are looking for:

Openness, good common sense, maturity, ability to problem solve independently, enthusiasm and a willingness to get involved are all much appreciated. We are open to new ideas about how we can transform the space.

Working hours and stay:

Stay for a minimum of one week and work 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week (time flexible)

What can we offer?

- 3 meals a day (on working days veg and meat options available)
- Accommodation (basic living quarters, with a bed, shower and kitchen)We can also provide space for those who would like to camp and have a tent or motorhome etc
- Internet access
- Laundry facilities

There are buses that run to the main village, and we are happy to offer guests the use of our bicycles, which may be used to explore locally. We can also provide the odd lift into village with notice as well as help with planning days off and suggestions for travel.

About Gois and Bordiero:

The tranquil municipality of Góis is situated 40km in Coimbra, in the deep, narrow valley of the Ceira, between the mountains of Carvalhal and Rabadão. The towns of Colmeal, Cadafaz, Vila Nova do Ceira and Góis are crossed by the crystal clear waters of Ceira river. The 1043 meters of Penedos de Góis are an invitation to those who love adventure and exploring nature, with many tracks perfect for those who are interested in hiking. In Gois itself, there are many cafes, restaurants and a chance to swim in the river and explore the beautiful surroundings.

Please let us know if you have any questions at all. Do get in touch if you would like to get involved, and tell us a little about yourself.

Thanks, and hope to hear from you soon!

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