Quinta Oliveirinhas da Serra – For Sale

A ready to roll permaculture & restoration project with a house, garden and forestland.

Situated in the Serra de Açor, with magical sunsets and picturesque views all around, within short walk to nearest village Monte Frio, part of the Benfeita freguesia.

Xisto (slate stone) house (walls repaired and ready to roof/extend) that is fully legalised with rural and urban articles (including topography and habitation).
62m² footprint (105m² construction area) and has track access directly to the house.

Land has a total of 8,000m2 including 4,000m2 agricultural terraces
– new growth olive trees, apple, fig, cherry, cork oaks and pines etc
– stream with dams (all year round supply with access rights)
– water piping to house
– south facing incline with valley descending to the west
– legalised as two articles; urban for house, rural for land
– habitation licence (via exemption due to age)
– all boundaries legalised with topography etc
– level platform for yurt / camper / earth ship; >12m by 6m

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Price: €25,000

Nearby (within 10mins drive):
– eco-village Benfeita https://ecovillage.org/project/benfeita/
– natural school ‘Folha Verde’ http://folhaverde.pt/
– nature reserve Mata da Margaraça https://www.cm-arganil.pt/visitar/o-que-visitar/mata-da-margaraca/
– Lena café & mini market https://www.facebook.com/LenaCafeCerdeira/



Oh, what fortune to be
flying beside a wonder
so wild, beautiful and free.
Oh, would be a travesty
to fall low asunder
from such grace and fragility.

How I wish to see,
reap and plunder
this bountiful treasury,
of emotion; sentimentally
charged like thunder,
Oh dearest darling CeceLee.

the crisis has started, and it’s on your doorstep

we always knew it was coming,

we’d hoped living clean and going green
would make a difference.

some have run to hide but it comes for us all the same,
it’s not just the polar bears feeling the pinch.
now is the time to rise up, do what we can for damage limitation.

how will societal collapse affect your life?





flight free 2020 (or forever?)

so it seems that stopping flying is finally becoming cool, perhaps now i won’t get that ‘crazy-eyed’ look when people discover i don’t fly.
i’ve not flown since 2007, but i’m signing up to the pledge now to give my support

for me, the best thing about stopping flying was seeing all the wonderful thing in-between when i traveled.
i saw how there are very few stark differences form one place to another – but rather than culture, attitudes and appearances change gradually with location; and that there are many more thing in common than we’d think.
there is much more to discover outside of the airport/cosmopolitan world of city-hopping!

i came across this via an article on ‘the guardian’, which says it all much better than i ever could 😀

how about you?