Last updated: May 18, 2009 (4 years ago)
Listing created on: May 30, 2007

Casa da Ribeira

(Coimbra, Portugal)

  • Status: Established
  • Formed: 1998  Established: 1998
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: No
  • Website address: http://casadaribeira.no.sapo.pt
  • Contact Name: Casa da Ribeira
  • Phone: 00351-235412982
  • Address:
    Apartado 92 – 3420 Tábua
    Coimbra, 3420
    Portugal
  • Visitor Process

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

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: No

Mission Statement:

Eco-Camping;workshops,Retreats

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.

Population

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

Social Factors

  • Education Style(s): Public Schooling

Government

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

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Rural, Rural
  • Area: 7.4 acres
  • Land owned by: The Community
  • Current number of residences: 2

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Partial share of income
  • Shared Expenses: Partial share of expenses

Diet

  • 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)

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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.
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