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Marmelete
All Year: Yes
Area (ha):
Persons: 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 99039
Country: Portugal

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Last Updated: March 15, 2020

We are part of an association that bought 36 hectares in the Serra Monchique.
The aim is to build a kind of village community with different generations. Within the 36ha, groups have turned to individual areas in order to shape them individually according to their needs and to live together in good neighbourhood.
We David, Gunda and our daughter Matilda are creating infrastructure and living space. Since we started at 0 the living conditions are still very basic. We ourselves are still living in caravans at the moment. Our goal is to build a mud house.
But before that there are still some things to do...
The property is located in a beautiful and remote area. It is about 5 km to the country road. There is a river and a small lake on the property.

A caravan is available for our guests.
Since we're just in the beginning, all is very basic we have 2 compost toilets, showers only with hot water in a bucket or in the public shower in the next village.
With more time and help the infrastructure will be better...

We are not vegetarian or vegan. We usually don't use any animal products in our daily life, so it's no problem to adapt our food to the respective needs.
We buy once a week at the farmers market and eat a lot of vegetables and fruits.
Breakfast at individual times... You will get homemade bread or muesli as you like.
Lunch warm together. In the evening usually a soup or bread...

We need help with :
Free cutting to make the land fire safe.
Changing green waste.
Creating mixed-culture gardens (permaculture).
Building terraces and paths.
Building.
Childcare.
Cooking.
Designing space creatively.
Having fun with life close to nature ;)


The most beautiful experience for me at this place is the nature near simply living which inspires me daily new and brings me closer to myself.

If this is too boring for you, you can expand your skills in permaculture, clay construction, building in general, catching springs, unschooling, or letting off steam with heavy machines...

In addition, other groups and families live on the 36 hectares.

We speak german, english and are in process learning portuguese

The Serra Monchique is a very popular hiking area, which is ideal for hiking trips.
The beautiful beaches of the surrounding area can be reached in 25 - 40 minutes by car.
For party enthusiasts: The famous Pizza Party in Tojeiro every Friday is in about 20 minutes by car.
Shopping facilities with café and Mini Mercado are about 15 minutes away by car (depending on weather conditions)
By car : Aljezur 20min
Monquice 30min
Portimao 45min
Lagos 30min

From Aljezur dayli busses to Lisbon
and Lagos

I'm not smoking but I have no problem with smokers.
Animals are welcome.
Children are welcome too ;)



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