Co-Create an Eco-Refuge Project, helping in Terceira Island, Atlantic Ocean

Holistic Center Praia da Vitória, Portugal
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What you offer

Hours per week

Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.


Professional painting, sculpting or drawing.

Painting & Decorating

Help to maintain the appearance inside and outside the building.


Help with a wide range of repairs.


Help to grow and cultivate plants.

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What you get

Days off per week

Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.

Team Dorm

You're part of a team! Get to know them in your dormitory.


A billion stars over your head and a comfy tent to sleep in.


Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.

Pick Up

No worries! Get a free ride to get to our place.


Worldpackers team will guide and advise you before, during and after your trip.

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The Experience

Hello, I am Carla. I was born and live in Terceira Island, one of the 9 islands of the Azores archipelago, in the Atlantic ocean. In 2014 I decided to leave my job and try to live a simple life in close communion with the land and the sea, and so this project began to rise, first in my mind and now, with the help of volunteers in real life. . Grateful, Carla Vieira

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  • Intermediate English or Fluent Spanish

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
1 week
Stay up to
3 weeks

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3 Reviews

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Hours & Tasks

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Learning & Fun


Carla esta definindo o que fara com o projeto então efetivamente ajudei na cozinha, conversei sobre religião, cultura e antropologia. Passei bons dias com a família e tive a oportunidade de conhecer o local e os hábitos dos moradores da ilha. Sobre o projeto é necessário atuar com jardins e hortas mas nesse momento esta em fase de avaliação de como continuar então não foi possível atuar com essas atividades. Minha principal tarefa foi cozinhar e organizar a cozinha além de fazer compras nos mercados. Eu fiquei muito bem instalada no quarto para voluntários e fazíamos nossas refeições juntos.

8 months ago


O projeto esta em um momento de decisão sobre como seguir e Carla esta avaliando o que é melhor. Não atuamos com horta e jardim mas ela tomou o cuidado de nos avisar antes de chegarmos. Ajudamos na cozinha, conversamos muito sobre religiosidade, cultura e etc. Fomos muito bem recebidas e hospedadas, além da Carla nos levar pra conhecer lugares muito legais dessa ilha açoriana ! Caso o projeto avance, haverá muito o que fazer em relação a hortas e outros temas necessários e fiquei com a impressão que a Carla busca ouvir o que se tem a dizer para auxiliar e desejo que encontre meios de seguir!

8 months ago


Carla is an exceptionally caring and accommodating host. The property where she lives has great potential and a lot of natural beauty. As the project is still in its infancy, it comes with teething problems - so be prepared for a challenge! Carla's vision is an inspiring and necessary one: to restore natural balance and harmony between humans and nature, and ultimately within our own lives. This is the kind of project to pour your heart, creativity, sweat and even your tears into - and enjoy laid-back island living at the same time. Dive right in - I can only recommend it!

11 months ago

About Eco-Refúgio Co-Criar

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This is your opportuniy to help co-create an eco-friendly retreat in a family house. Co-creating mandala gardens, prepare seeds and soil to new plants. We are going to have a introduction about mandala gardens with a orientator with some practice and teorical knowledge in October. So we will start with a Autumn mandala gardens, with other assertivness. It is time to give one more step in this way of living. Murals, like you can see in ...

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