woofers of tojeiro
Our community is nothing without the volunteers in it. Gracious in their colourful variety of skills, cut out from an uncertain universe, they have a found a family here one that lets them burn with heavenly brightness. This is Stef...
Looking through the eyes of nature
What else is there besides the amazing pizzas, waffles, dances and beautifully decorated people on Friday night? It may not be visible at nighttime, but every weekday there is plenty of gardening going on in the hills of Tojeiro. A...
Hobbit house in the hills
In the beginning of this year, a group of German Wandergesellen started woofing at Tojeiro. Looking like craftsmen from a centuries ago, wearing beautiful traditional tailored suits. The tradition of Wandergesellen or Journeymen has existed for over 800 years and...
Over the hills and in the valley
over the hills and in the valley ambition is fading whilst wading in ponds of momentalities stimulating highs and leather lows scattered focus dreams unplugged the grinding sound of pebbles under my feet meshing old patterns of habit with waves...
Trip Advisor Reviews: Gotcha! Well not quite.
As part of my role on the Public Relations team I've charged myself (that's what we do here, we "charge" ourselves with tasks - a kind of self-imposed tyranny) the task of getting us a stronger online presence. I've concentrated...
Hierarchy, power and ideology
In recent years I've been interested in power and how it operates in groups that aim towards a non-hierarchy, non -authoritarian coexistence. From the outset I imagined that achieving this in community life would be easy, right? Given the fact...
Garden, General, Health, Interests, Philosophy,
Lunatics, Imbeciles and Idiots
I am reading a book about the evolution of mental health treatment in Britain and Ireland, here's a quote I wanted to share: It is commonly agreed that the most deplorable spectacle which society presents, is that of a receptacle...
Television: The Drug of The Nation
You will not be able to stay home, brother. You will not be able to plug in, turn on and cop out. You will not be able to lose yourself on skag and Skip out for beer during commercials, Because...
One of our long-termers, Maarten, has a background in web development and is using his highly-trained skills to build a new domain whose title explains its its purpose - hippylife.eu. He hopes it will grow into an encyclopedic assortment of articles,...
The Tyranny of Work & Tojeiro
Bob Black wrote an essay some years ago (link here) called The Abolition of Work. What a dream, eh? Imagine, if you will, a different world, a world without alarm clocks, commutes, and the discipline of bosses and set hours....
The Dogs of Tojeiro
Animals make up the community of Tojeiro, but only by permission - don't bring yours without asking first. We've got one sheep, we've got 3 goats, 3 geese, numerous chickens and cats and currently 4 dogs and a further few...
General, Kitchen, Projects, Woofers,
Rule One: Don’t Be A Jerk
This is a post I'd never want to write, it's not nice and it's hypocritical, but it needs to be penned. There is a rule above all rules in community living and it is "Don't be a jerk". Now this...
A Pizza With A Story
Legend has it that Esposito was called upon to make a pizza for Italian King Umberto I and Queen Margherita when they visited Naples in 1889. That pizza, which featured fresh tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and basil, is still known as Pizza Margherita today. The Friday...
Thefts in Tojeiro
We've had a week of it. Last Friday night/Saturday morning some members of the the community were robbed of gear, some up to 800 Euros worth. Some were insured, some not. Electronics and cash were the preferred items on the...
Roof of change
THE ROOF OF CHANGE rain, rain no drips again for long you've been a pain giving me nothing but muddy floors to tread on this pissed the boys off on the wave of anger they surfed the boiling sun...
Circles: good for your health
The group's silent positive judgment became the source of the talker's power. - Teodros Kiros Yesterday we had a Talking Circle - Tuesdays 2pm - and a heady 12 participated. Some spoke a lot, some were silent. The choice was with...
Element of Tension
This region of Europe, as we well know, is prone to devastating, catastrophic and terrifying wildfires. Last evening, about 1800, we were woken from our late afternoon siesta, to shouts of "Gather all the farm buckets. Now". Soon the knowledge...
Monkeys in Tojeiro
For sportive activities we have our professional trainingtools like for example the boulderingtable. Our lovely Yuda shows you how to use it.. Enjoy yourself!
Two flowers in Tojeiro garden..
Bom Dia World! Im Amy! I have been here for three weeks, returning on and off for two years. I have been over seeing the garden for a little time with my friends here. After a day watering and tending...
Trudy This article is dedicated to Trudy. In loving devotion to the kindest sheep soul we ever did meet. We rose from a coffee hit to a morning with the animals. First, the chickens. Then up to the top...
Glitter frames the edge of her eye lashes As she lounges within the drum and bass frequencies Theres a magic mystic floating threw the air I wait for the wind to direct my next path My actions are random but...
Never stop being curious!
Its the 6th of July 2017, I sit in the bamboo bar of the happiness association working my shift. My morning consisted of a sunrise wake and a breakfast cook up. I count myself lucky to be waking up again...
Tojeiro’s Creative Minds
WWOOFer Article Tojeiro's Creative Minds "Somewhere in the middle of nowhere. Somewhere in the mountains of the Algarve. Somewhere in between Monchique and Marmelete, there is a beautiful place called Tojeiro. A place where travelers and freedom-loving people meet. A...
General, Projects, Woofers,
My first 12 hours
WWOOFer Article My first 12 Hours "I was sitting alone in a store in the middle of nowhere. I didn't know anyone. I knew nothing about the area... Suddenly a women walks in with a big smile on her face...
Expectations vs. First Impressions
New WWOOFers Article Expectations vs. First Impressions "When you hear about a hippie community living somewhere on a mountain in Portugal many different images appear in your head. If you have never been a part of such a place...
Events, General, Interests, Theater,
Pulling the curtains up for… An interest
You can find many different people in our community at the moment, people with different interest, skills and hobbies. Some of these hobbies are shared with the ones interested at our weekly workshop events. Today I've been digging down into...
Open mic night,
Open Mic Night Introduction
One of the wonders that sprout forth out of the bellies our suggestion box recently. The open mic night has become a big night in the community right now, as it brings the volunteers together, doing stuff that might spark...
Tojeiro poems, vol.1
Sun, warming my bellybutton Flowers, taking home in my nostrils I don't really know how to rhyme, but Pizza is life, Tojeiro is love It's just as perfect as you wish It's ever living, never stopping With variety of...
The Animals of Tojeiro (Part 1)
Tojeiro would be nothing without our four legged friends. Whether to keep you warm on a cold winters night or to keep you company on the long walk to the lake there is always a furry friend beside you. Whether...
The Tojeiro Song
The Tojeiro Song by Meg Davies and Christoph Schmidt. https://youtu.be/gnGrYtvsm5c
Fridayhappiness Christmas party!
Welcome to the fridayhappiness party! Today we have a special party, its CHRISTMAS! So that means we got a lot work to do! The pizza team is working hard to prepare the ingredients for the pizzas, make the pizza dough...
New construction projects being undertaken as 2016 comes to an end. We are building a new stage and organising new dance area in preperation for christmas and the new year. New projects being thought up all the time at tojeiro....
Pizzanight Algarve 9.12.2016
On Friday with hot and cold drinks, pizza, fireplaces, Medronho, Melosa, Djs........ Trance, Psytrance
Tojeiro supermoon fire 14/11/16
On November 14th 2016, here in Tojeiro we had our first full moon celebration. The moon itself was a supermoon which was the biggest, brightest and closest of this year. It was the closest supermoon since January 26 1948. We were lucky...
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03.06.2016 – Pizzanight Algarve starts in the summer season!
Dear frieds, the TEMPERATURE is rising, springtime is over... this FRIDAY we START in our FAVORITE Season: ♪ ♫ ☼ SUMMERTIME ☼ ♫ ♪ It comes with delicious pizza all you can eat & lasagne from our stone oven and...
27.05.2016 – Last Pizzanight in May
Hi Folks! Let’s meet again for the last Party in May - BUT only for the for the START into a new saison in Tojeiro! Summertime... Come and join our famous Pizzanight with lots of delicious food, drinks, music and dancing under the stars! WE...
UPDATE 20.05.2016 – Franciscos Birthday Party at Pizzanight Algarve
This friday Pizzanight we present from Aterra Eco Camping to Tojeiro comes the bombastic A FESTA & FRIENDS SOUNDSYSTEM to build up a massive wall of sound - (Psy-)Trance deluxe awaits us! Another night of pleasure and heavenly sound in Tojeiro!...
13.05.2016 – Friday the 13th Pizzanight in Tojeiro
Hot and cold drinks Pizza all you can eat & lasagne Waffels and cakes wait also for you! Djs & dancing under the stars Maps and directions We also offer guestrooms! Please contact us if you are in need of a...