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All Year: certain times only
Area (ha): 34
Persons: 1 - 2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 27160
Country: Portugal

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Last Updated: October 6, 2019

We are a centre for meditation, and land regeneration project.
We are completely off-grid, with solar power and well water supply. Part of our work is healing the landscape and planting more trees. We are increasing the biodiversity of the cork oak plantation forest, and wish to experiment with other ideas for regenerating the soil and increasing the water retention.

We have a small garden for growing food based on permaculture/natural farming methods.
We are creating a food forest in the old orchard.

We are also doing various natural building projects, using stone, cob and wood. We need help with all these things. Other jobs include making paths and steps, brushcutting, cutting and pruning trees and chopping wood, making compost, erecting a polytunnel and/or geodome ..... and more....

We are ideally looking for someone to come and help who has prior experience in growing food naturally, and/or building. We can offer a space for meditation, some tai chi / chi gung.

You need to be reliable and responsible, emotionally mature and able to work alone or with others. We prefer people who have a regular meditation practise, and for whom living with awareness is a priority.

We are a non-smoking, non-alcohol environment. We eat a high-raw vegan diet. Accommodation is in a caravan or tent, with clean and comfortable shared bathroom, hot water, and kitchen facilities. We have limited internet access.

There are other sustainable / spiritual projects nearby and there are opportunities for contact and exchange with them.

We are about 50 minutes drive from the west coast and amazing unspoilt beaches that you will have the opportunity to visit.

We are 15 minutes drive from mainline train station with connections to Lisbon or Faro. We can pick you up from there. We are walking distance from a bus-stop, a cafe, and a tiny shop.

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