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Help us turn our former B&B into an organic and self sufficient meditation and personal growth centre. Algarve coast.

World, Europe, Portugal, Armação de Pêra


Travel dates

clear sky
18.76°C, 06:55

About the workproject

We need 3 volunteers

We have a house and 1.5ha in Armacao de Pera, Algarve. We need help in turning this natural and beautiful environment into a meditation & personal growth centre. Some timber/Straw/cob/canvas/earthbag building (small, non load bearing structures) and land to fully appreciate. We'll be building composting toilets and showers with water recycling, turning a swimming pool into a yoga pavillion with a man-made stream. Building an organic vegetable garden using straw bale. We would also love some art features and artwork throughout the land. Build a huti for silent, personal retreats; an outdoor fire heated bathtub under the stars. Keeping ourselves and our provision as close to nature is key. In the winter months (November - March) we stay inside the house. In summer you may be inside or out camping on the land.

About the host

Deborah (54)

Host since



English, Nederlands

Last seen online

We're an English/Dutch couple (the pair at the front in the photo). I am a musician and Bart is a wedding & event DJ. We live a simple and centered life with our 4 dogs and lots of free range chickens. We aim to add more free range animals as we go on. We want to provide a space where people can come to reconnect with self and nature without dogma of any variety.

Project dates

Open for offers, contact us

Work to be done

  • gardening
  • construction
  • maintenance tasks
  • eco projects
  • art projects

Expected workhours

  • 4 hours a day
  • 5 days a week

Work exchange deal

  • private apartment, shared apartment, tent

The building was a B&B and has 5 self contained apartments of various sizes. We live in one during the winter and we have 2 full time tennents in 2 others - that leaves 2 apartments available for helpers. We will agree your accommodation with you.

  • shared meals

We're not vegetarian and we just eat regular fresh foods of all varieties - Bart is a really good cook though smile

  • no money is involved