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ECO-COMMUNITY FORMING

Wanted: Entrepreneurs, builders, carpenters, gardeners, artists...
Type:
self-supported / volunteer / live on the land
Project:
Alentejo Community Portugal
Location: Sonega, Portugal

Project: Community

Our Vision is the creation of a peaceful and sustainable eco community for all its members, everyone who stays with us and for the animals in our care. The goal is to build a healthy environment for the mind, body and soul, a place that will allow us to heal and grow, that will support the creation of our own and shared projects, at the community farm itself and also with and within the local community.

Location:

We are located in coastal Alentejo, where we have the best of both worlds. Surrounded by fields and with no direct neighbours, in the middle of the beautiful rural countryside but only 20 minutes away from the stunning coast. It is an ideal location for all sorts of activities, such as hiking, horse riding, surfing, kayaking, biking, bird watching etc.. But if you are looking to relax, you will also be spoiled for choices, whether you want to chill out at the beach or big lake, spend the day in a hammock or go out to taste the wonderful local food and wine.

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The farm:

The land consists of an old farmhouse that is to be restored and 23 ha of grazing land and fields. It has a lot of water underground, a couple of creeks and is close to 2 small lakes and a very big dam. Part of the farm are 14 dogs, of which 10 are rescues, 4 horses, 9 cats which are also mainly rescues, one goat and a few chickens. It has more than 20 fruit trees and some olive, eucalyptus and cork trees.

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The work:

The house needs a lot of work on the inside, an outside kitchen has to be built, the garage converted into accommodation and the garden area around the house needs a lot of TLC. The dog kennels also require fixing and extending. The land has been neglected for a long time and is very overgrown, so the fields and creeks need to be cleared, the trees recovered, maintained and new ones planted, fences build etc...and the vegetable patch is basically non-existent at this point!

Joining us:

We are now looking for people who want to join us in this project! If you want to live on the land, be a pioneer and join forces with us, if you are an entrepreneur, builder, carpenter, gardener, artist, or have any other skills that will be useful in making this project reality, then get in touch: http://project-community.weebly.com/contact.html

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GoodWork ID: 40423       Date posted to GoodWork.ca: May 15 2017

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