Distrito / Concelho: Guarda, Celorico da Beira
How long since the project started?: 2 - 5 years
Opportunity: Sharing land / Abandoned land around project
Email: Address will appear here
Terra Alegre (Joyfull Land) is located at the foothills of the Serra da Estrela Mountain. We are a young couple with two kids and we dream of slowly making this place more beautifull, sustainable and productive. This place was once very productive with cereals, wine, corn and potatoes and many types of fruits, but it was abandoned on the early 80's.
We are both biologists and buddhists that look for a way of life working with nature and not against it and respecting, as much as possible, those who lived here before. We have just finished our straw bale house, which has a few interesting eco-friendly technologies and building techniques.
We have already built a dam and a pond and planted half an ha of blueberries. We have a few projects and ideas we want to accomplish or improve: organic vegetable garden, chicken yard, barn, recover an old stone house, eco-tourism, etc.
For more information please send me an e-mail.