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YOGA

Yoga Classes take place at the Quinta weekly and can be booked during your stay.  Special yoga retreats for larger groups are held periodically, and can be arranged on request. For more information about specific class times and the upcoming 4-day retreat in September, 2018, see the information flyer on "Activities" page, or email georgiamarnham@gmail.com

 

BUILDING WITH STRAW BALES

This course is suitable for complete beginners, as well as those who are familiar with eco-building and want to know more.

Learn how to build a straw bale structure. The workshop is designed to inspire you and give you the basic skills required for straw bale construction. The course covers building walls with straw bales and basic carpentry. You will also learn about the environmental and practical benefits of constructing buildings using straw bales.

Many people are amused by the idea of straw bale buildings, but, when properly built and maintained, they can last hundreds of years and are less flammable than wooden structures.

 

 

SURF

Portugal is a surfer’s paradise. ... An ideal surfing location on account of the mild climate and great variety of waves, Portugal is a perfect destination for surfers of every ability. Individual surfing lessons and equipment can be arranged. 

EARTHSHIP BUILDING

This course is open for anyone thinking about building their own home and anyone interested in learning about Earthships. It is suitable for complete beginners, as well as those who are familiar with eco-building and want to know more.

Participants will learn what needs to be considered when building an environmentally sensitive home as well as what is involved in building an Earthship. They will learn how to gain autonomy and free themselves from gas and electricity bills. They will learn basic building physics which can shed light on how all buildings work. They will also gain the knowledge and confidence to take their ideas to the next stage.