Tribojam Community is a project in which people share joy, personal growth, music and learning, throughout the year be it for a short or longer period. One or bigger events will be hosted at the project. Tribojam Community brings together people who want to be close to nature, learning to live, and living a healthy and sustainable life.
- Living together
As a community project, Tribojam is a place where community living is being reinvented for the 21st century. The project seeks to bring a balance between personal and community needs. Further, it promotes harmony between the need for private space and time, while building a harmonious group, supporting each member.
Both Tribojam community and Tribojam gatherings will be home to a lot of music and jam sessions. With a growing collection of musical instruments, a small PA and some recording equipment, the project aims to one day host a true recording studio and diverse musical events. Drum circles and jam sessions will be frequently going on at night.
- Non Formal Learning Environment
Both at the community and the gatherings, Tribojam will be set up as a non-formal learning environment, with workshop areas, room for dance and yoga, space and equipment for arts… Along the lines of non-formal education, participants will be encouraged to develop skills and knowledge in areas of their liking and according to their own motivation.
Who Can Participate at Tribojam?
Tribojam is open to people of all ages and backgrounds with special attention for youth. An interest in sustainability or personal well being is welcome as those are the themes the project is developed around. For Tribojam community the project will host participants who are welcome to take part in community living and all sustainability and wellbeing activities that take place. Further, we will welcome volunteers who come with specific skills, to work on specific tasks. People who stayed at Tribojam community for some time can apply to join the community permanently as a member.
For Tribojam gatherings, everybody is welcome to come and participate. Further, we will attract people with special skills and knowledge to give workshops and talks fitting the theme of the gathering.
If you are looking for a place to tune in to nature and yourself and learn about topics such as eco-building, music, hypnosis, agro-forestry, eco-living, rock climbing and much more, Tribojam community is the place to be for you. You will get the opportunity to experience what it is like to live in community with other people and take part in community-building activities.
What type of host are you?
What are you looking for help with?
- Animal keeping
- Teaching/Language Exchange
- General Help
How many volunteers could you host?
- Up to 10 volunteers
When would you need volunteers?
All year long, but in winter we can host less than in summer
How many hours of help per day?
4-5 hours of help per day
How many days of help per week?
5 days per week – 2 days off
Note about the volunteer work and other expectations
If you come as a volunteer to Tribojam community, you are expected to do up to 5 hours of work, 5 days a week. You will be given tasks corresponding to your previous experience and training. Usually, you will need to be able to work independently, unless it is agreed on in advance that you will work under the guidance of a community member or another volunteer.
The minimum time to volunteer at Tribojam community is 2 weeks. There is no maximum, and depending on the nature of the work done, the duration will depend on your availability and the project needs.
Are accommodation and food included?
Yes, we offer food and accommodation
What type of accommodation can you provide?
- Dormitory/shared rooms
- Others (please, specify in general info)
As a volunteer, you will be offered a place to sleep in the house, if available, otherwise in a caravan or a tent. You can make use of the available infrastructure such as kitchen, bathroom, garden etc…
Diet – nutrition information
You will be offered vegetarian meals (cooked in turns by participants and volunteers), for which we will take your specific dietary into consideration as much as we can. Meals are free, but you are expected to give a hand cooking them (in turns depending on how many people are there). You will have to buy extras like sweets etc. yourself.
We expect you to come with an open mind and prepared to leave your comfort zone at times. We believe this to be an essential component of community living and have found it is quite beneficial for whoever is prepared to try it.
Further, we expect you to help with preparing meals and take care of your own stuff, such as your plate, bed or room etc… In short, clean up behind you.
VISA – could you provide Visa support/info/invitation letters?
No, we cannot help with Visa but we can offer assistance
During your stay you can take part in all activities at the project; This includes workshops, ceremonies, walks in nature, rock climbing and sailing, meditations, talking circles, workshops, ceremonies etc… Use of workshop areas and tools can be agreed on.
What to do in the free time
- Music – At Tribojam Community we love to Jam together. Bring your instrument or use one of ours. If you aren’t a musician yet, don’t worry we all have music in us and with some guidance and patience, you will soon enjoy being part of the sound.
- Imagination Work
Centred around the discovery that human imagination is a gate to the non-material realms, we enjoy workshops that take participants on a journey to their inner worlds and beyond, travelling between shamanism, hypnosis and healing and mediumship.
Seeing Permaculture as a philosophy of life, we try to, step by step, create harmony in our livelihood. To achieve this we apply Permaculture principles to manage the land and develop our project. We can share with you an introduction to its concepts.
To reduce our ecological footprint we strive to apply eco-technology. This means we favour eco-building methods and are constantly looking for ways to reduce our energy use or make it more sustainable.
In the beautiful surroundings of Vinagra, Nisa and Vila Velha de Rodão there is ample space for hiking. On a free day we can explore the tracks through the hills together. Occasionally we may make a longer hike, spending days camping along the route.
- Camp Fires
We do believe campfires have been at the centre of human socialization for most of its existence. When the season allows (fire risk) we love to reunite around the fire singing, playing dancing and telling stories.
- Community Building
Community building is the cornerstone of any successful community. At Tribojam Community we will invite you to join in our Talking circle and workshops on Non-Violent Communication, Decision making, etc…
English, Dutch and Portuguese
How to get to your site
If you arrive on the arrival and departure day (at the moment Sunday), we will pick you up in Nisa. If for some reason you need to come on another day, you can take a taxi, or we can come pick you up for a fee, if someone is available.
Is there internet access?
“Paying guests” Option. Could you accommodate “solidarity” tourists?
If you don’t want to volunteer (work 25 hours a week) we offer a participant option. Price per day including food, lodging and all activities:
- 1st week: 4€
- 2nd week: 3€
- 3rd week: 2€
- 4rd week: 1,5€
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