Casa da Ribeira

Last updated: May 18, 2009 (7 years ago)

Listing created on: May 29, 2007

Casa da Ribeira

(Coimbra, Portugal)

  • Status: Established (At least 4+ adults, 2+ years)
  • Started Planning: 1998
  • Start Living Together: 1998
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: No
  • Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community.
  • Website address:
  • Contact Name: Casa da Ribeira
  • Phone: 00351-235412982
  • Address:
    Apartado 92 – 3420 Tábua
    Coimbra, 3420

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.



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


  • Adult Members: 7
  • Child Members: 3
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process: We ask all visitors to contact us before coming.
  • Open to new Members: No


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


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

Sustainability Practices

  • Current food produced: 0%, or close to 0%


  • Shared meals: About once a week
  • Dietary Practice: Other
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Education Style(s): Public Schooling

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.