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Host AT093

We're looking for two people who want to learn how to build in clay/adobe with only natural materials under the guidance of an expert who is experienced in African style clay building. This requires intensives physical labour (it will get you the body you've always dreamt of). For the design of the small building we will create together this summer please look at our pictures. We welcome you to our beautiful farm located in Southern Portugal, 20 km from the beach, here we're creating our own little paradise where we can get away from urban lifestyle and live in a sustainable way. Which means that we're living pretty primitively ;)
On the land there's a cork forest, meadow land and we have our own natural water supply. We have just bought the farm this spring and there's lots of work to do to realise our dream. We're three guys, Pim, Max and Wiland, from Amsterdam between 25 and 30 years old who have been coming to this part of Portugal for many years. After a long period of dreaming and planning we finally made the big step to leave civilisation ;). We have a wide variety of backgrounds. One of us is a carpenter, one works as a journalist and one has much experience in hospitality. For the project we need your help with, we work together with our long time friend Ton (62) who has lived in Africa for many years and is a specialist/teacher in constructing adobe buildings the traditional way. We expect you to smile all the time (even though the work is very tough). Kidding (bad joke), we would like you to work with us for 5 days a week for +/- 5 hours a day. We provide you with a nice place to sleep in a spacious tent; Including mattresses, pillows, blankets. We will prepare lunch and dinner (vegetarian if preferred) and provide you with a good breakfast. If you rather cook yourself you can use our own made kitchen. It would be great of you have your own transport as we're located in an area with minimum public transportation, but if not of course you're still very welcome. Hope to meet you soon :)

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Host information
Region
Alentejo
Area
3ha
Animals
0 (yet)
Languages
Dutch, English, French, German, Portuguese
Diet
Healthy, not too much meat
Ecological
90%
Preferred length of stay
2-5 weeks (starting beginning of July)
We grow and collect seeds for our own use
Yes