Montes de Baixo is a 16 ha property, situated in the natural park, 15 mn walk from the beach and the village of Odeceixe (at the northern border of Algarve). We are eco-friendly and want to propose small scale responsible eco tourism, workshops activities and holiday for people with special needs. Goal is to gradually increase degree of selfsustainablity.
We just finished renovation of the house, installed solar system for heating the water, transformed one of the lakes on the property into biological swimming pond. We have started making the garden and irrigation system, utilizing the local resources, stones, wood and water running through the property. We also have some fruit trees, that need care and we want to make a biological vegetable garden.
Thus primarily we need help for the garden, planting, cleaning the land, building small stone walls digging and preparing for irrigation, constructing pergolas and so on. There is also quite a bit of cal painting to do ont the buildings.
We provide comfortable accommodation in the guest rooms with private bathrooms, access to the pool and to common kitchens. You can borrow bicycles to get around and public transport to Lagos and Lisboa is at walking distance.
We ask for 6 hours work per day, 5 days a week. We offer lunch and dinner on working days. We are not vegetarians but can offer vegetarian food. Breakfast and meals in the week ends you must make yourself in the common kitchens but we provide the food. Atmosphere is relaxed and informal but we need people who are involved, willing to work and share the motivation for developing the property in an ecological way. We need two to four volunteers from now on to end june, so if you are interested, just contact us and we can send more info and pictures.