We welcome you to our beautiful farm located in Southern Portugal, 20 km from the beach, where we're creating our own little paradise to get away from our former urban lifestyle and live in a sustainable way. Which means that we're living quite primitively ;)
On the land we have a cork forest, meadow land and our own water well. We just started and there's lots of work to do to realise our dream.
We have already built a small house out of cob (clay) in the style of the Tiebele people in Burkina Faso where one of us has lived (See photo), created vegetable gardens and our own clay pizza and bread oven. We have basic facilities (like a compost toilet and an open air shower)
We are looking for two people, preferably with building and construction experience, who will help us with the construction of our new roof. We will work 5 days a week around 6 hours a day. In the weekends you can do whatever like you like (explore the surroundings, surf or relax at the beach or entertain us with your extra special skills). We have multiple tents to sleep in and will provide you with breakfast and two meals a day.
We you can join us from the 8th of October and stay for 3-4 weeks. Please be aware that the work can be though, so it requires that you are physically fit ... a bit ;).
We are 4 guys from Amsterdam, with different backgrounds (journalist, scientist, carpenter, hostel manager), that decided to move here about a year ago. We all fell in love with the area because of its rural and spacious character and the open and kind people we encountered. The area is buzzing with many starting projects and communities, which also gives you the opportunity to meet other like-minded people and discover several ways of living.
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