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Into the Wild Algarve ECO glampsite

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  • DescriptionDear volunteer. Our journey started with a search for an adventurous, off-grid lifestyle in Portugal. A calling to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

    After 4 years of intensive work, we (Sonya & Dave) felt ready to make the next step this meant opening our doors to let volunteers, and guests rediscover their connection with nature at our ECO Glampsite and organic community.

    So, what are we looking for?

    First and foremost, we’re looking for social people who love being outdoors and have some passion for nature and hospitality activities. The types of skills required and the nature of projects we’re working on changes throughout the season:

    Specific things to be done in April thru June:

    Repairing/making eco-toilets.
    Setting up solar electricity.
    Pitching tipis & safari tents.
    Building eco-friendly shower areas.
    Clearing land, trimming trees and gardening.
    Creating natural chill out areas.
    Constructing a floating wooden structure on the lake for musical performances, etc.
    Preparing breakfast and dinners for the team

    Specific things to be done in May thru October:
    Gardening
    Making breakfast
    Cleaning
    Maintenance
    Making Vegetarian/vegan dinners
    Welcoming guests
    Teaching yoga
    Animal carers (dogs, chickens & cats)
    Meaningful children animation
    Playing guitar :-)


    And what can you expect?

    Be prepared for sometimes physical work, dirty hands and the need to find solutions in a natural, back-to-basics setting, surrounded by aromatic smells from wild lavender, eucalyptus and pine trees, birdsong, refreshing coastal winds, plenty of adventure and gorgeous natural swimming lakes and awesome colleagues.


    What do we ask for?

    We ask our volunteers for a minimum commitment of 3 weeks, working 5 days per week and 5 hours a day max. Working hours will vary due to the nature of working with our climate and rhythm of guests. During your free time, you can do your own thing! Most volunteers enjoy visiting some of the many stunning beaches in the area, surfing, walking in nature and travelling around the Algarve.


    What will you eat?

    We provide a warm healthy lunch on the days you work, either prepared by the volunteers or one of us. You’ll need to prepare your own breakfast and evening meal with ingredients we provide. Any expensive/special non-vegan or exotic ingredients need to be provided by the volunteers. Since everyone is unique, we can, of course, adapt to the situation with clear communication.


    Where will you stay?

    We currently have 5 camping tents, two campervans and we welcome volunteers with their own tents or vans. Those staying in our tents will likely share with one other volunteer.


    How will you get around?

    About getting back and forth between the nearest town (Budens) and our remote paradise; please keep in mind, it’s a bumpy 7km hill ride! Therefore, we recommend coming by car or renting a scooter or motorbike in Lagos. If you don't have a car, we’re more than happy to give our volunteers a ride when we drop off/pick up our children from school or head out for other things, such as shopping and surfing.


    What else should you know?

    Yoga classes are offered to our guests and you if your helping schedule allows,

    We are not a luxurious over-organised resort with shiny facilities or a urban youth hostel. Thus, we work hard and follow our ethos 'the luxury of having less'. Naturally, everything is clean and safe, we have limited Wi-Fi, warm running water during sunny hours, solar power and serve healthy nutritious lunches.


    Is that everything?

    Yup! If you are NON-SMOKING, like to help us and want to spend time outside surrounded by beautiful nature and positive people, we encourage motivated, open-minded volunteers to come to join our outside adventures.

    Oh, and we’d really appreciate it if you mention which things and when your interested in helping us.

    Muito Obrigado.
    Dave & Sonya
  • LocationPortugal, Faro, Budens

  • Work
  • Type of work Animal care
    Babysitting / Childcare
    Building
    Cooking / Shopping
    Farmstay
    Gardening
    General maintenance
    Help in the house
    Help with eco project
    Helping with tourists
  • Hours per day 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
  • Work requirements: Non smoking, social, physical and mentally healthy people who like to work outside and don't mind to get their hands dirty.
  • Host's preferences
  • Availability: Send a message to inquire.
  • Duration of stay: Minimum of 3 weeks
  • Maximum number of helpers: 8
  • Last minute requests: Okay
  • Host
  • Languages:English, Dutch
  • Has pets? 4 dogs, 3 cats, 5 chickens and a lot of Wild Life
  • Smokes at home? No
  • Accommodation: A couple of dressed up tents, 2 campervans
  • Additional info
  • How will you get around?

    About getting back and forth between the nearest town (Budens) and our remote paradise; please keep in mind, it’s a bumpy 7km hill ride! Therefore, we recommend coming by car or renting a scooter or motorbike in Lagos. If you don't have a car, we’re more than happy to give our volunteers a ride when we drop off/pick up our children from school or head out for other things, such as shopping and surfing.


    What else should you know?

    Yoga classes are offered to our guests and you if your helping schedule allows,

    We are not a luxurious over-organised resort with shiny facilities or a urban youth hostel. Thus, we work hard and follow our ethos 'the luxury of having less'. Naturally, everything is clean and safe, we have limited Wi-Fi, warm running water during sunny hours, solar power and serve healthy nutritious lunches.

    Is that everything?

    Yup! If you are NON-SMOKING, like to help us and want to spend time outside surrounded by beautiful nature and positive people, we encourage motivated, open-minded volunteers to come to join our outside adventures.