Casa da Ribeira

Last updated: May 18, 2009 (6 years ago)

Listing created on: May 30, 2007

Casa da Ribeira

(Coimbra, Portugal)

  • Status: Established
  • Started Planning: 1998
  • Start Living Together: 1998
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: No
  • Website address:
  • Contact Name: Casa da Ribeira
  • Phone: 00351-235412982
  • Address:
    Apartado 92 – 3420 Tábua
    Coimbra, 3420
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    We ask all visitors to contact us before coming.

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: No

Mission Statement:


Community Description:

Casa da Ribeira is a small farm situated between Coimbra and Viseu, 5 km from the town of Tabua, Portugal. It is an informal, friendly place, ideal for hosting courses where peace, pure air, and beautiful scenery are essential conditions for a positive outcome.

We are a small group of people who have lived harmoniously together at Casa Ribeira for around eight years.

Originating from Angola, Portugal, Cabo-Verde, and Guine Bissau, we have created a bond between our different cultures and traditions.

Enjoy holidays, eco-camping, workshops, and seminars.


  • Adult Members: 7
  • Child Members: 3
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: No

Social Factors

  • Education Style(s): Public Schooling


  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes

Land and Buildings

  • Area: 7.4 acres
  • Land owned by: The Community
  • Current Number of Residences: 2

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Partial share of income
  • Required Labor Contribution:



  • Shared meals: About once a week
  • Current food produced: 0%, or close to 0%


  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Dietary Practice: Other


  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.


  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.


Community Network or Organization Affiliations

Global Ecovillage Network (GEN)

We happily link to the following organizations, all of whom share our strong commitment to promoting community and a more cooperative world:
Cohousing The Federation of Egalitarian Communities - Communes Coop Community Cooperative Sustainable Intentional North American Students of Cooperation Global Ecovillage Network
Special thanks to the sponsors of our Art of Community Events.
Bryan Bowan Architects California Cohousing International Communes Desk ICSA NICA Wolf Creek Lodge