Monte da Vida is an off-grid meditation community and land regeneration project. We are increasing the biodiversity of the forest, producing food, improving our soils and increasing the water retention capacity of the land. Our approach is to listen to the land and let it guide us, whilst embracing high tech solutions when appropriate. We love good design, functional systems and creating beauty with integrity, and are building using natural materials. We are implementing ideas for a life-affirming economy, and creating long-term vision sustainable businesses that are profitable and give back more than they take. We always look to find harmony and balance in all that we do.
Our life and work here is rooted in Taoist practise. We created the project as a place to support our practise, and support others in developing theirs. The land has a stillness that encourages going deep into ourselves and with the nature around us. It is a place for discovering our symbiotic relationship with all of life.
We are still in the building phase of the project, and as yet do not have space and facilities to host many people or larger events. We are looking for people to visit who are excited to help us build, grow and establish ourselves as a centre for creative and regenerative enterprise, and as a retreat for healing and transformation.
We can offer a small caravan or a tent, hot showers, composting toilets, very healthy plant-based vegan food, some instruction in meditation, Qigong, Martial arts.
We offer a caravan, healthy vegan food, some instruction in meditation, Qigong, Tai Chi / Martial arts.
We would like someone who is into no-dig / natural farming / sintropic agriculture / analog forestry / microbial soil building etc.
We love fruit and wish to increase the number of fruit trees, as well as looking after the old ones we have.
We can offer accommodation in a caravan or small dome (depending on timing), healthy and pure vegan food, instruction in meditation, Qigong / Tai Chi ? Martial arts.... and much more!
Initially this would be an exchange, with potential for income further down the line.
In exchange we offer a tent or caravan, healthy vegan food, some outings to local events / markets etc, or to the beach. We also offer instruction in meditation, Qigong, tai Chi or martial arts.
Size of project site
- English, Portuguese, Spanish
People on site
2 - 8
June to October
November to May
- tent camping
- private room
- communal kitchen access
- communally cooked meals
- over 80% locally sourced
- medium: voice calls (no video)
- chi gong/tai chi3-5 times per week
- meditation1-2 times per week
Monte da Vida is currently offering the following opportunities:
- Natural Builder
- Forest Gardener
- General Help and maintenance
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