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Quinta do Espojeiro

Olá!
I am searching for nice people with helping hands to transform 8h of old land into my dream, a fertile jungle with crazy buildings.

My land is around 15 minutes by car northwest from Lagos close to a very small, old Portuguese village called Barão de São João, surrounded by beautiful nature.
You are close to the quiet beautiful south coast and the amazing west coast, best known for surfing.
The next airport is the one in Faro and there are trains to Lagos.
I am a 39-year-old father of a 5 year old little rock star princess. My daughter stays with me every second week. I do speak Portuguese as I am born in Lisbon, Spanish and English. My German girlfriend is here too, so German is spoken somewhere in between.
I guess I am an easygoing, open minded person. I live here with four dogs and other animals like goats, donkeys, chickens are planned.
I am at the beginning of building my dream on an 8,5ha land.
My goal is a more self efficient, biological life and I do have a huge list of crazy projects from a self running Aquaponics system over my own skatepark up to an artistic buildings "town"… But these are only the bigger projects. Trying to get forward it’s all about the smaller (not less harder) steps.
Besides working hard I would like to show you the way of Portuguese life in the Algarve (only a bit faster than usual) and including you into our daily life, showing you around, playing the guitar at the fire pit, surfing, skating, talking, introducing you to the small, but nice nightlife here in Barão.
I do have WiFi here in one zone for the addicted ones. I don’t care if you smoke. The meals are mostly vegetarian.
I would like to have friendly, uncomplicated, open minded people to work together, learn from one another and drinking cold beer in the evening at the fire.
The projects to work on, are totally different and might change once in a while, sometimes once in a day :) And I do need help to built some furniture, carry heavy stuff, cutting trees, gardening, digging deep holes…
Every day might be different. Not for the ones who need a fixed schedule I guess.
I don’t wanna say I only take men, but the work here (in the heat) is REALLY not for sissies ;)
So I do search for a strong, hard working (men, woman or a couple) person.
If you bring a tent, you can put it wherever you like. Although there´s shared accommodations (in the form of a big military tent) for woofers, as well as a campsite with toilet, shower and kitchen.

You can check some pics on Instagram:
quinta_do_espojeiro

Hope to see you soon!

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Host information
Host name
Quinta do Espojeiro
Region
Algarve
Area
8ha
Animals
Dogs
Languages
Portuguese, English and German
Diet
Vegetariana
Ecological
75%
Preferred length of stay
At least 15 days (after test period)
We grow and collect seeds for our own use
Yes
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