Volunteer program 2024 (from May till September)
Would you like to live for a while in the countryside, to experience pure fresh air and be in a place that cherishes nature?
If your answer is yes, we count on you! We will share all our knowledge, everything we learned since we left the city, around eleven years ago, and since Figueirinha Ecoturismo became our home and the home of those who stay with us.
During this year (2024) we will accept volunteers that don’t mind sharing with us all the tasks of a rural tourism, from receiving guests to cook in the community kitchen, from taking care of a vegetable garden and the garden, to help with the compost, the biological swimming-pool, the dry toilets, and the chicken coop.
What do we ask of you: community spirit, exchange of know-how, good temper, sense of humour and collaboration for 4 hours a day.
What do we offer: two days off per week, lodging (it can be shared with another person) in a big tent and a shared toilet, food, the use of a bike and free wi-fi
Minimum stay: 1 month
Maximum stay: 3 months (that can be more if we really get along)
Contact us through the email (email@example.com)
or the the landline +351283623306 or by WhatsApp +351966706858
After our oasis in Alentejo, we crossed half of the Atlantic to settle ourselves on the beautiful island of São Miguel (Azores, Portugal). Visit our house, at the north-east side of São Miguel.
Open for bookings
(WhatsApp) +351 966 706 858
(Tel:) +351 283 623 306
Juntos Pelo Sudoeste wins Figueirinha Nature Award 2024
Contra a Corrente awarded the Figueirinha Nature Award 2024 to the Juntos Pelo Sudoeste (JPS) movement. Formed in 2019, the Juntos Pelo Sudoeste movement is a non-political organization of citizens of Odemira and Aljezur concerned about the situation of the Natural Park of Southwest Alentejano and Costa Vicentina (PNSACV in Portuguese acronym), given the advance of agro-industry in an intensive agricultural model with greenhouse crops and plastic.
In recent years and, namely, in 2023, JPS has denounced the lack of balance between the agricultural exploitation model and environmental values, through press releases, petitions, videos, podcasts, participation in television reports and organization of crowdfunding campaigns with the aim of raising donations to finance a judicial approach to this problem.