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Stay & Learn

Updated: 12.07.2018, 09:30 Póvoa Nova

If the volunteering program, which involves 25 hours of physical work every week in exchange for shelter and food, does not fit you or you just want to experience eco-life or living sustainable off-the-grid, you can always come for an educational stay.

You can book one of our accommodations listed below based on a donation. We do have a minimum amount that will at least cover the direct costs plus supporting us in developing this edible forest garden and eco-community.

You can watch, observe, learn, ask questions and yes even help us a hand for a couple of hours if you wish. Besides that it can also be your eco-holiday enjoying our waterfalls, small and larger plunge pools, lurking in the sun under the apple tree and enjoying the humming bees.

At the moment I can only offer a camping site. In the very near future there will also be a Mongolian Yurt and a Passive Solar Little House. And who knows what else of small eco buildings there will be. Also the Dry Compost Toilet and the Outdoor Solar Shower are been constructed the coming weeks. There are basic facilities to compensate these needs, but you should have your expectations low and accept a very rustic life style.

Also I'd ask you not to bring and use any chemicals (tooth paste, deo, shampoos etc) in my grey water. I make my own natural home made toothpaste, deodorant, body lotion and soap. It all can be bought for a small price from me, or I could show you how to make your own.

Serra da Estrela Natural Park – 101 thousand hectares of protected area (the largest in Portugal) encompassing the highest point in Portugal where there is a huge diversity of flora and fauna with an ‘alpine’ landscape. There are fabulous pure lakes to swim in, hiking and cycling trails, a ski resort and museums locally. Taken from the local tourist board description: “The magnificent landscape of the mountain is the natural habitat of mammals like wolves, boars, otters, foxes, genets and wild European rabbits. They are overflown by birds such as golden eagles and common buzzards, peregrine falcons, Eurasian eagle-owls and black kites.”

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First select your accommodation, this can be your own tent or camper, and then add (or not) additional meals and/or facilities. So you can make your eco-holiday ‘basic budget’ or more of a luxurious one ;)

For availability send as a message via the contact form.

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Eco camping: Your own tent or camper

Your camper can stay on our access road and your tent is no larger than for two persons.

Regada tents from volunteers

You can park your camper on our access road. If you want to come with your own tent, only the smaller ones fit better here.

Your stay is inclusive using the dry compost toilet and passive solar shower.

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per night, per camper/tent

100% 24 hours before check-in minus payment fees.

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€2,00 per night

Eco camping: Rent-a-tent!

If you don’t have your own tent, you can rent one from me. Basically they are one to two persons small tents.

Eenpersoonstent

We can provide one or two one/two persons tents. If you need two tents, double the nights you and your friend are staying. Also send us a message to explain what your plan is.

Your stay is inclusive using the dry compost toilet and passive solar shower.

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per night, per tent

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€3,00 per night

Eco glamping: Little passive solar house with sun deck

This is an impression on the new to be built buildings at Regada.

Suitable for four adults plus one or two children. The donation price is for one adult. Extra people in your group donate €10 per night. Children to the age of 12 are for free.

Little passive solar house

Experience the eco-life in this Little passive solar house with your own kitchenette and wood burner.

The sun deck can be provided with hammocks for a lazy afternoon nap.

You share the dry compost toilet and passive solar shower with the other guests at Regada.

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per night

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€25,00 per night

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€10,00 extra guest, per night

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Eco glamping: Mongolian Yurt

This is an impression. We are currently designing the Yurt deck/platform, than going to construct it and finally set-up the Yurt within the coming months.

The Mongolian Yurt is suitable for four adults plus one or two children. The donation price is for one adult. Extra people in your group donate €14 per night. Children to the age of 12 are for free.

Mongolian Yurt

Experience the eco-life in this genuine Mongolian Yurt, 28 m2 floor space, with your own kitchenette and wood burner.

The sun deck can be provided with hammocks for a lazy afternoon nap.

You share the dry compost toilet and passive solar shower with the other guests at Regada.

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per night

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€35,00 per night

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€14,00 extra guest, per night

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Bathroom: Natural toothpaste coconot oil 100% organic

All natural 100% organic home-made toothpaste with coconut oil, mentha piperita and lemon grass.

Bio toothpaste

Natural home-made here at Regada toothpaste which is suitable for my grey water. It is all natural with fresh flavor Mentha piperita and lemon grass.

To be collected during your stay.

One bottle is approx. 30 ml.

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per bottle

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€4,00 per bottle

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Cooking: Use my kitchen unit and fresh herbs!

You can use my small inside kitchen (main building Regada House) inclusive cooking on gas and using all my fresh and dry herbs and spices.

Mobile kitchen unit

This service is mainly to cover the costs of the gas, but you will also be supporting us so that we can buy and plant more herbs and scrubs.

Based on fair use and cleaning up after your cooking session. The professional cooking knives need explaining how to use.

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per cooking session

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€1,00 per cooking session