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Willkommen bei Lareira Selvagem

'Ola! I'm Clio, grateful to find myself here in this paradise in Portugal, restoring and reclaiming a 'quinta',(smallholding), abandoned for 50 years to tree high brambles. Most are cleared now, domestic buildings restored, tons of landslide dug out of the olive press building, 'levadas' flowing, fruit trees and vegetables growing, most olive trees pruned...
honoured to be part of an organic community of people in this beautiful valley who are returning to the land, working to reveal what our ancestors built with such huge effort, wisdom, and skill over generations. Unveiling the jewel of Portugal.
The dream is to restore the big olive press with the intention of serving the local community grinding grain and, pressing their olives long term, co operatively with exchange rather than money, and generating hydro power
I'm wild about the wild beauty here, wild food, growing food in the spiral vegetable garden watered by the levada, tending the land, river, olive terraces, painting with the Earth, deep communion with nature, singing, dancing, simple and canny crafts... holding the vision that this be a sanctuary for others too

Projects of the moment
edging and maintaining paths and steps in the garden and forest
basic natural beautiful carpentry
upgrading basic water systems
building a simple wood awning for grape vines so we can sit out in their shade

Ongoing
clearing the forest floor
cleaning the river of Hemlock and overhanging dead branches
clearing and revealing olive terraces
clearing brambles
watering and tending the garden
harvesting and preserving...
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When can you visit Lareira Selvagem?

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Gastgeber Infos
Name
Lareira Selvagem
Region
Beira Baixa
Fläche
3
ökologisch
90
Tiere
3 cats
Sprachen
english, french, spanish, portuguese
Kostform
vegetarian
Bevorzugte Aufenthaltslänge
minimum 2 weeks. Longterm possible
Wir prüfen Meldungen
daily
Bevorzugter Zeitraum des Besuchs
all year
We grow and collect seeds for our own use
Yes
We produce renewable energy (wind, Sun etc)
Yes
We produce our own feed for our animals
Yes