Permaculturing in Portugal

One family's attempts to live in a more planet-friendly way


Thanks to the October 2017 fires, most of the accommodation this page used to describe no longer exists! Slowly we are restoring our ability to have people stay onsite …


We lost one of the caravans in the fires, but the other miraculously survived, albeit with most of its windows melted. We managed to repair it, restore solar electricity and water and the shade structure above it, and even add heating. So it’s now available for use year-round. It sleeps 2 comfortably and 3-4 at a pinch.

4-berth caravan at Quinta do Vale
4-berth caravan at Quinta do Vale
4-berth caravan at Quinta do Vale

Camper van pitches

We have converted the spot where the burned out caravan used to stand into a camper van pitch. It has water and solar electricity for those who can make use of a hook-up.

There is a further unserviced pitch by the stream.

Both pitches are alongside our access track.


For 2019 going forward we created some level camping spots around the quinta with a selection of both single pitches and more communal camping on two of the quinta’s presently unused terraces. Longer term we plan on creating some pod-like structures along what will be the re-wooded slopes with a nearby toilet, shower and wash station. Watch this space …

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