Welcome to Quinta do Sol

We are a non profit organization that spreads Laughter Yoga and publishes, in Portuguese, The Ringing Cedars of Russia, book collection by Vladimir Megre (http://vmegre.com/en/ and https://www.ringingcedars.com/) that promote eco-villages. Ana is Spanish (with English parents), and her husband Jörg is German. We have two children (age 6 and 16). We receive groups of students for many kinds of workshops: Laughter Yoga, dome building, circus skills, home education, growing sprouts.....
www.escoladoriso.com
www.cedrosressoantes.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YandF8tmin8 (it's in Portuguese, though you can see us all laughing and having fun at the end)
Here are photos and description from Leo, a wwoofer from Brasil:
http://bobleoo.wordpress.com/2013/05/19/354/

General activities we need help with: weeding, watering, planting, mulching, pruning, cutting firewood, ecological construction, digging, cooking, taking care of our son(6).
Right now we need help with cobbing a Geodesic Dome. That involves mixing mud, sand and straw with your feed, applying it with your hands (wonderful excuse to get dirty... :-) It's fun to do and even more fun in a group. It is an old and traditional way of construction: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cob_(material)

What we expect from you: positive attitude, willing to work for a minimum of 5 hours a day: during the summer start at 8h am., rest of year 9h am., cleaning and preparing of meals is taken care by everybody.

What we offer: teaching you some of the activities mentioned above, regular fun activities like games, laughter yoga, yoga, meditation, dancing, drumming and music sessions, watching movies on a big screen, karaoke, juggling, trapeze, acrobatics, massage sessions/swaps... In the summer regular visits to the beautiful surrounding rivers for swimming and relaxing.

Accommodation: in caravan, dome or tent.

Drugs: Quinta do Sol is a drug free zone. Tobacco, alcohol, sugar (we consider it a drug: http://www.healthline.com/health-news/addiction-sugar-acts-like-drug-in-the-brain-and-could-lead-to-addiction-091813), dope: Please stay of any those drugs while you are with us. Our aim is to be happy and enthusiastic through our own motivation.

Food: mainly integral vegetarian fresh food, preferably locally grown or from own garden, no refined sugar. Even brown or integral sugar is refined. Please don't bring anything containing refined sugar to the farm: Our son never consumed refined sugar! We are as well avoiding as best as we can white flour, refined salt, refined oil, conservatives, additives and colourants.
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When can you visit Quinta do Sol?

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Host Information
Name
Quinta do Sol
Region
Beira Litoral
Areal
1
Ecological
100
Animals
3 cats, 2 dog
Languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish, German
Diet
Vegetarian
Preferred visit length
2 - 4 weeks
We check messages
Three times a week
Preferred period of visit
Spring
We grow and collect seeds for our own use
Yes