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Green-r(w)oofing!

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  • DescriptionCritical Concrete promotes a new model to refurbish socially-relevant spaces – social housing, cultural centres, and public spaces – through educational programmes in Porto, Portugal.

    You will work with an international team from different backgrounds including architects, artists, urbanism and communication strategists. You will see the daily live of a young non profit organisation and have the opportunity to take initiative in problem solving in construction related aspects of the organization.
    This is the chance for young practitioners to engage with a cultural and architectural initiative at each of its levels and gain work experience in an exciting moment of creation.
  • LocationPortugal, Porto, Porto

  • Work
  • Type of work Building
    Help with eco project
  • Hours per day Conditions of the stay:
    Working time from Tuesday to Friday
    11.00 to 17.00 with a vegan lunch break
  • Work requirements: Currently we are looking for people to get involved in the reconstruction of the roof of our 150m2 production centre. Come to participate and make it a green roof with us! This production centre is aimed to be a central facility for builders and hosting workshop for the surrounding community.
    We need support on the building process from tyre foundations, carpentry, stone, metal or wood work... depending where we are on the process at the moment of your stay.
    IMPORTANT: dust/cat/dog allergy are not really compatible with this experience!
  • Host's preferences
  • Availability: Anywhere from February 2019
  • Duration of stay: Volunteers are very welcome for the whole year
  • Maximum number of helpers: 3
  • Last minute requests: Okay
  • Host
  • Languages:english, portuguese, french, german, italian, spanish
  • Has pets? yes, two cats and one dog
  • Smokes at home? No
  • Accommodation: Own room in our production center. Warm water, big shared kitchen. Lunch included. Just vegan food. Internet access.
  • Additional info
  • The conditions of the stay:
    The arrangment is 5 hours of work for 5 days a week (Monday to Friday 11.00 to 17.00)
    in exchange we provide a vegan lunch break, the accomodation (private room) and shared facilities (kitchen and bathroom).

    What's not included:
    Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa
    - Be clean (guys, do you know how to pee?)
    - Vegan house, do not bring animal products. We'll help you out with this topic if you have doubts and questions :)
    - Other animals than the house' ones are not welcome. We have already 1 dog and 2 cats, it's great but also enough ;)