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Building Healthy Housing for Electro Sensitive People

World, Europe, Portugal, Mafra


Travel dates

17°C, 11:41

About the workproject

We need 4 volunteers

The project is in its initial phase (August 2018), a couple from the UK has bought "Quinta dos Lobos" near Malveira/ Mafra. They practise Hatha Yoga and Acupuncture.

Quinta dos Lobos (Wolves' farm) is located 25 km North of Lisbon and surrounded by trees and forest. There is a sanctuary for the Iberian Wolf literally in walking distance, hence the name. It was used to breed horses, then converted to Buddhist Retreat Centre and now in need of a general overhaul. There's a main building (2 floors, 320m2) and 2 small cottages (80 m2 each); a green house converted to classroom and a big horse-rink in need of renovation / repurposing as well as 7 stables to be converted to bedrooms and workspace.

The work for this phase will include
- helping to bring the garden to live, using Permaculture insights.
- Upgrading the buildings for residential purposes
- Setting up the infrastructure / P.R. etc to start functioning as a health orientated retreat centre.

For now, food-choices include non-vegetarian options.

Healthy Housing implies a place with modern comfort yet safe for biological beings (humans mainly smile. Housing mainly for healthy holidays and residential for people looking for long-term recovery from Internet and High-Tech addictions including welfare-state related illnesses.
Practically: away from cell towers, high-tension lines, no WIFI with safe cabling in residential areas. Sustainable and eco-friendly, non-dogmatic though.

Keywords: EHS / EMF, Vegetarian/ Vegan, No drugs, Non-smoking, no alcohol inside the main buildings.

About the host

Wim (61)

Host since



German, English, Nederlands, Portuguese

Last seen online

3 Months ago

Started as a Computer Programmer in Netherlands in 1976, shifted to Meditation and Vegetarianism in 1988, rebuilding meditation centers since 1992, into Astrology, all sorts of (ancient) healing modalities like Ayur-Veda, Homeopathy, Shiatsu etc. Dance and Movement as an art and healing form. Electro-sensitive (Wifi, cell phones, bad wiring make me sick). Plan to build a healing- and retreat center with residential areas for people who like to progress towards modern yet healthy and sustainable housing and living conditions.

Project dates

Work to be done

  • gardening
  • construction
  • farming
  • help in the house
  • maintenance tasks
  • eco projects
  • computer help
  • internet support

Expected workhours

  • 5 hours a day
  • 5 days a week

Work exchange deal

  • shared cottage, tent

Sept. 2018: one bedroom for 2 to 3 people in a shared cottage.
There's plenty of space for a tent or camper. The cottage needs upgrading as well; it will be one of the first jobs. It's fully functional though.

  • shared meals

Shared meals, shared kitchen chores. Food is integral part of the work / experience. Mostly Vegetarian, not rigidly so.

  • no money is involved

We offer on-site hands on training for free. Donations are welcomed in case you consider what you experience as an added value.