The estate is based in central Portugal, in the countryside. There are 7,5 hectares of land which counts 20 agricultural fertile terraces with wells and water sources all year long. Some fields are already planted with olive trees, fruit trees, pine trees, oak trees and eucalyptus.
It is ideally situated in a little valley, which goes down to the Mondego River on the outskirts of Povoa de São Cosme village. Oasis da Lua is a little paradise where everything is possible. It is all the more precious as the Portuguese rural lands such as this one have been abandoned by the new generation for the elderly to manage.
This estate is 15km away from a town called Oliveira do Hospital, it is a 45 min drive from Coimbra, the university town, only an hour and 45 min away from Porto’s airport, two hours and 30min away from Lisboa and an hour away from the Atlantic Ocean.
After years of questioning and thinking about the world in which we live in and on what truly fosters healthy living, we have decided to acquire Oásis Da Lua.
Our mission is to bring life back to land that was damaged by fires. Our aim is to create a place to live, for all generations where agro-ecology is developed following the permaculture principals. This project responds to the need of returning to essential values of simplicity and sharing.
Our first step is to dedicate 3 hectares to our agritourism project.
O primeiros passos
Wood, straw and earth eco construction
A common living spacea large open space of 150m2 is dedicated to the inhabitants of Oásis da Lua. There is a kitchen, a storage unit, a dining room and a terrace where everyone can meet to eat or to participate in activities such as yoga, creative workshops, seminars, conferences and other discussions.
Bungalows and a campsite will welcome participants, speakers, volunteers and residents. These first constructions allow agro-tourism to grow as they will allow holiday-makers to stay.
A Training center of 200m2 welcomes experienced practitioners, who teach and practice the techniques of auto construction, agro-ecology and permaculture. All year long, therapists give trainings, seminars on health, wellbeing and inner development. Creativity and DIY are important aspects of our lives, therefore craft workshops as well as natural cosmetics, food preservation and many other types of workshops are on our program. Our idea of continuous training is to incentivize people to recreate similar projects in other parts of the world.
Everything will happen with the help of participatory projects organized with both professionals and volunteers.
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Composting toilet and vermicomposting installation
Cultivating of organic soil and management of natural areas with respect to Permaculture and lagro-forestry principles.
Grey water treatment through phyto-purification.
Enhance water resources of the land to build ponds.
Vegetal roofs and upgrading of rain water.