Thank you!

Last month we asked about your input for the Quinta Project, and I’m really grateful to everyone who responded… not least because the Quinta is a community project, and feedback and ideas from you are greatly important to the future of the project. Now, thanks to the many people who Read more…

Winter in the Alentejo

Most people associate Portugal with summer, sun … and heat. So it may come as a surprise that there is fairly regular snow fall (in some parts) of Portugal. For example, you can find a ski-resort in the North of Portugal: the Serra de Estrela ski resort. Similarly snow can Read more…

Found a place!

There are some great news from the Quinta Project: I have found an amazing space – and made an offer for it after visiting it for the second time. I won’t give too much away just yet, but it really is a little farm community, with several houses which can Read more…

The Search has begun!

Last week, I visited some properties to find “the perfect” Quinta location – an enjoyable task, with some great properties lined up. I already looked through literally hundreds of properties online before starting to set up appointments. This was because the key criteria a property has to match for what will become “the Quinta”.

The key criteria I was looking for were privacy (but not seclusion), weather conditions to spend a lot of the year outside, a traditional style property, enough land to become largely self-sufficient, and access to facilities, (more…)

Now the hunt begins!

Thank you for everyone who has contributed to the mission and the general outline of the requirements of the Quinta project. It’s really exciting time now, as the real “hunt” for the perfect place will start now! The Quinta now has a list of requirements … and I’ll now start Read more…