Photos of Volunteering at Keela Yoga Farm

After realising we havnt updated the website in a while and people requesting photos, I have included some photos of volunteers at work duringย Jan-March 2017. For more photos please check our facebook page or our blog

I also want to thank all the volunteers and residents that have been here or live here, youย make this place what it is for us and for people to come here in the future. Your energy will be here forever as you have put time, love and sweat into structures, the land and the people.

volunteering in portugal
Our group in March 2013, usually volunteers start on similar dates and stay for at least 1 month living together in a community with the residence
Working n our of our vegetable patches at Keel yoga Farm
Working n our of our vegetable patches at Keel yoga Farm
Relaxing onto of one of the campervan
Relaxing onto of one of the campervan

Every week we make pizza and bed and have an evening off to enjoy local wine

Every week we make pizza and bed and have an evening off to enjoy local wine

building a bed
Dennis dug out a perfectly straight tomato bed, installed the irrigation, planted the tomato plants grown in our greenhouse by another volunteer and placed a greenhouse we made over half the bed in case of frost (which never came) and then covered it with a thick layer of mulch. The tomatoes are now flowering and no weeds have made it through the mulch
cooking in the stone oven
Bonnie and Dale are working on cooking pizzas and bread, one of our daily chores. Laurence and Jori made this table out of scrap wood from an old roof, floor and from the scraps pile
cutting fire wood
Louise cutting fire wood for pizza night on this log horse made out of old floor joists by one of our volunteers
DIY solar water heater
Tim working on our DIY solar water heater, which heats water for our water tank when its not even that hot

 

fixing things
Jori worked with us on his first few days fixing all our broken stuff, he then went on to learn all about our small solar system and ten helped to install our new large solar system
Volunteers stripped out our old floor, removed all the nails and Dale managed to put them together and make a door for the chicken house!
Volunteers stripped out our old floor, removed all the nails and Dale managed to put them together and make a door for the chicken house!
Volunteers learnt and worked together to build a structure to increase our outdoor living space
Volunteers learnt and worked together to build a structure to increase our outdoor living space, it was made with reclaimed wood and tiles!

 

home made door
Jaeron put his hand to carpentry during his stay, he started with making a gate for our fence and then made a simple door for the shower room, before he left he then made a super insulated double door for our battery house
Harvesting food
Johanna and Louise helping with the daily task of harvesting various leafy greens for a fresh organic salad for lunch

natural biuilding

Volunteers working together to made a shelf for the shared area in the big tent, they made it with trees from our land and tried tying it together with tree bark

There is no time like chill timeThere is no time like chill time

planting seeds
Bonnie and Sharmain planting different colors of corn and maze in seed trays
roofing
Ortwin having his first ever go at roofing with reclaimed wood and tiles

 

volunteer carpentry
Josie helped us all over the farm but said she liked working with wood so we gave her some and she made us this…. now we have a tidy yoga room with a space for everything on the home made shelves
volunteer cooking
Sharmaine and Bonnie managed to cook in the dining room while the kitchen is being installed
volunteer electrics
Peter rolling out electrics, in the background you can see a wooden frame made by another on of our volunteers
volunteer gardening
Every week we plant our more vegetables n the gardens and then plant more seeds in seed trays, we made this area to retreat from the sun
volunteer making yoga blocks
Yoga Teacher Lisa made us the most wonderful homemade yoga blocks
volunteer natural building
Tim our resident builder is using lime to render the walls so they can breath
volunteer permaculture design
Johanna and Louise rolled out the design for the beds my marking them out with string
volunteer reclaim
Dale and Lynn working on the roof for the chicken house with reclaimed wood, learning as they go
volunteering carpentry
Dale and Izzy learning on job as they build a toilet room with reclaimed wood
volunteering natural building
Sophie and Ortwin, the dream team with their completed roof

volunteering solar panels

Peter and jori working on the frame for the new solar panels, they evaluated the space, worked out the best angles and site for the panels and then installed them

weeding
Bonnie weeding the bed, notice the bed in the front right doesn’t need weeding due to the mulch, mulch keeps the ground moist, feeds the microbiology, protects the soil from sun and stops weeds

workshops

We have a daily morning meeting to learn and establish jobs for the day

 

wood burner
Tim installed our wood fired water heater that heats the washing machine, shower, bathroom and kitchen

Sharime learnt how to tile, and made this with help from Tim and free left over tiles from our local shop. Hot water and beauty

Sharmaine learnt how to tile, and made this with help from Tim and free left over tiles from our local shop. Hot water and beauty

For more photos pls check facebook, if you want to learn more about permaculture, natural building or growing food, then we have the projects for you to have a go out, daily yoga classes, workshops and healthy food. Please check our volunteering page out or submit an application form