Shirley & Ties

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Shirley & Ties

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  • DescriptionHi all,

    We are a family with 2 kids (4&6) with a wonderful, small property in between cork forests, meadows and farmlands. The property has not been habituated in about 25 years so in a way we have to pioneer and make things work again. The list of things to do is pretty daunting so we take it one day at a time and try to tick of things here and there while having fun in the meantime :)

    At this point we are living in our camper on the property while also up keeping a garden close to town .

    Because of our random schedule and family life at this moment, we cannot guarantee 3 meals a day and lots of "entertainment" everyday.
    Our place would , at this point, be most suitable for people, couples or families with own tents or camper/RV who can be self reliant to a certain extend.

    It is our mission to live as healthy and sustainable as we can but are by no means dogmatic or anything like that. We compost our toilet business but at the same time don´t mind to drive 20 minutes to have icecream on the beach ;)

    We are momentarily working on building a compost toilet, outside bathroom and kitchen and to remove the many, many brambles from the areas we want to hang out in. We are also planning a deck for a nice bell tent in order to offer you accommodation in the future.
    Every second day we go to town to water our garden and do some quick weeding or planting etc.

    As we are no experts in anything we are trying to figure most things out by ourselves. We strongly believe in being students and teachers at the same time and welcome anybody who´d like to come figure things out with us.
    Off course we would welcome skilled carpenters who can help put a roof on our ruin or permaculturists with design skills, but if you are happy to come pull out some brambles a few hours a day while camping in a natural and peaceful environment then that´s fine too.

    Most of all we appreciate human connection and sharing this amazing life :)

  • LocationPortugal, Beja, São Luís

  • Work
  • Type of work Building
    Cooking / Shopping
    General maintenance
    Help with eco project
  • Hours per day This depends a little on what we can offer at the specific time and is flexible.
    If you want to help gardening etc 3 hours a day to pitch your tent or camper then that would be great :)

  • Work requirements: The area we live in is extremely quiet and peaceful.

    At this point in our project we welcome people who are a little self reliant like couples or families. But anybody with an open mind and heart is welcome.
  • Host's preferences
  • Availability: Send a message to inquire.
  • Duration of stay: flexible
  • Maximum number of helpers: 6
  • Last minute requests: Okay
  • Host
  • Languages:english, dutch, working on Portugese :)
  • Has pets? No pets yet but a puppy could be added to our tribe at some point :)
  • Smokes at home? No
  • Accommodation: at this point you can pitch your own tent or park a camper. As we speak, we are working on making a deck for a bell tent.
  • Additional info
  • We are located in the area of Sao Luis, about 10 minutes from town by car, with quite some beautifull spots and things to do. Pego Das Pias ( a fresh water lake/canyon) and the beaches of Villa Nova de Milfontes are only 20 minutes drive away.