For basic facilities to be largely in place before next winter we need to create and install a platform for the (winter accommodation) 5 wall Mongolian Yurt. Meanwhile we can renovate/improve and insulate the main building (a ‘Rustic’ barn) and making it at least waterproof and safe to live in with a kitchen area and (hot water) shower for the colder seasons. Read more…


Now more than ever, people around the planet are in search of new, sustainable models for life. Eco-villages and ecological communities are emerging as a viable alternative where people can live together in cooperation and harmony with nature. Read more…


A vision starts with a dream. Never stop dreaming. The corresponding picture is a dream cloud I once made when visioning my own eco-dwelling somewhere in the tropics, or a place ideally for permaculture. Read more…


Regada is an ‘off-the-grid’ diverse agricultural 1,5 ha of land near the village of Póvoa Nova (Seia, Guarda), at the foot of the Serra da Estrela, National Parque, Central Portugal. Read more…


“Regada” literally means watered or an area of irrigation. A stream with crystal clear water runs through the complete property, springs, waterfalls, several small and large plunge pools, a water mine, an irrigation cave and very solid granite irrigation channels. Water is one of the most important aspects of any edible forest garden system. Read more…


Is electricity a basic need? I think it is, well now in the 21st century electricity feeds almost the majority of our household appliances and mobile devices such as our mobile phones, tablets, navigator, etc. But it was and is for me also a chance to go back to basics and manual power. Read more…