“The whole is more than the sum of its parts”
We are relaxed open-minded and see life as an ongoing learning experience.
Our project was born from the idea that ‘You have to be the change that you want to see in the world’ and our approach is professional, based on respect, trust and integrity. Our main source of income has been sustainable rural tourism. We have several gardens and a diversity of flowering plants to attract bees and butterflies all year round. There are animals like chickens, dogs and cats and a horse. In Winter we host artists-in-residence and small scale workshops and retreats. We would like to share this place, for a shorter or longer period, with people who associate with our vision that a better world starts with ourselves. We are looking for independent volunteers that are responsible in all aspects (work, cleanliness, attention for surroundings, environment, other people etc.).
We like to have a good time and appreciate a good meal and a glass of wine/beer, but we don’t ‘do’ drugs and if you can’t do without, this is not the place for you.
At this moment we are looking for people who have experience in and a skills like gardening , agriculture (organic) carpentry, painting etc.. We want to extend our vegetable garden and we are restoring an old gypsy wagon. After restoring it, it has to be installed with a veranda around, outdoor kitchen, compost toilet etc. Furthermore, volunteer work can include help with guests, help in the house, gardening, painting, feeding the animals, general maintenance, gardening, pruning, sowing etc.. We have an fully equipped workshop available (wood, iron, mechanics, marble etc..) Your actual work will depend on your experience, skills and the need of the moment.
We opt for a minimum stay of 3 weeks. If things work out from both sides, we prefer a long term stay. On a lovely part of the property you can stay in a caravan and/or camper van.
We work 4 days from Monday to Thursday from 9h00-17h00, with one hour lunch break (flexible working hours in summer, depending on the temperature).
We provide food for the whole week and have lunch together on Mondays and dinner on Thursdays.
When can you visit Quinta Alfarrobeira?