As a nursery for permanent human culture that can flourish in harmony with nature, we bring together the practical aspects of Permaculture Design education with the development of healthy social relations and individual well-being, nourished by good food, music, art, celebration, and Love for Life!

We are a small scale intensive food forest full of innovative guilds and earthworks bringing biodiversity and land design into fruition, nestled in a green valley with flowing water amongst the hills of Sintra, close to epic beaches.

We are an educational center focused on off-grid living and ecological design, spanning permaculture ethics, social, environmental, and economic dimensions. Our aim is to distribute sustainable living skills.

We are a group of people, a family and international community full of a range of skills and backgrounds.

We live "Principle Zero," which means "All is Good" - a simple philosophy based on intention with love, and turning problems into solutions!

Key Stats.

Year founded


Size of project site

2 hectares

Languages spoken

  • Portuguese
  • English
  • German

People on site

6 - 50

Dry season

June to September

Wet season

October to April

Living Conditions.


  • hammocks
  • tent camping

Vegetarian Food

  • communally cooked meals


  • slow: emails only

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