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Do you live in the city but long for your own little paradise in the countryside? Looking for a place to practice gardening, carpentry, permaculture, DIY, self-sufficiency?

I have some experience with allotment gardens and tiny house villages in Northern Europe and America. I would love to see something similar outside of Lisbon. This is an exploratory meetup to identify interested parties, possible locations, costs, financing, experts, etc. to make that a reality!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allotment_(gardening)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiny_house_movement
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Community_association
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Community_land_trust

Possibly:

• 30–80 properties, each of 20–30 m2 (initially primitive) structure with ~300 m2 plot

Yes:

• within 1 hour drive of Lisbon + accessible by bus/train

• diverse and inclusive, family friendly, intergenerational

• balance of permanent residents and city commuters

• balance of private space/ownership and sense of community

• governance by volunteer-based community association

No:

• political or religious extremism, utopianism

• communal meals etc.

• holiday village, vacation resort

Past events (1)

Meetup #1

Honorato Saldanha

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