Hello everybody! We are a group of friends from all over the world that got themselves together to finally buy a land to make our dream come true: live in harmony with nature and with each other, and create a little paradise to raise up our children.
The quinta where we live together is a very special place: it is big and wild, has an incredibly beautiful river, pure air and water, and is surrounded by only more wild nature. We are totally off-the-grid: our water comes from a nearby spring, we use only renewable energies as a source of electricity, and we have compost toilets.
Here speaking is one of the families (a big family!) belonging to the project. Right now we are searching for volunteers that will stay minimum 10 days, anytime from now to mid September. We are building a dome using wood for the structure, and clay and straw to cover the walls. In this moment, the structure is almost finished and the clay is covering a quarter of the dome. We need lots of hands to finish it before rainy autumn arrives!!
The most important thing we search in volunteers is good energy, a kind heart, and a strong will to help move forward whatever project is going on. Experienced volunteers are always welcome (and appreciated!), of course, but sometimes, even if the person doesn't have much experience, they can do a great job by trying to do his/her best and putting lots of interest and love in whatever task at hand. So, if you have the motivation and the will, and if you love nature and are interested in meeting alternative ways of living, this could be very much your place! :)
Our experience with volunteers has shown that the most efficient and nicest way for everybody is to organize what we call "volunteer attacks". In those attacks, we organise a group of several volunteers for a period of time, and share work, food and time, everybody together. Working and living so close together, moving towards a common goal, makes a very strong binding between everybody involved. So this is what we are aiming for right now: to keep our volunteer attack (going on for more than a month now) running until September.
We will be working about 6 hours a day, monday to friday, using the mornings of saturday for a "tidying-up mission" (leaving tools and common space in conditions to start work on the following week).
We have an outside kitchen where we all will eat together (we cook vegetarian), and can offer accommodation in a van and an old camper. Tents and buses/campers/vans are of course also welcomed.
Please contact us if you need any other info. We hope you come to meet us and share some time with us! :)
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