Last updated: September 13, 2013 (7 months ago)
Listing created on: May 3, 2008

Dragons Place

(Fiais da Beira, Portugal)

  • Status: Re-forming
  • Formed: 1967  Established: 1968
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Contact Name: Dirk Van der Auwera & Christine Krol
  • Phone: 00351 966 728 293
  • Address:
    Quinta do Tapado
    Fiais da Beira
    Ervedal -Olivera do Hospital
    Fiais da Beira, 3405-077
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    Contact by internet, phone, or other direct communication.

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:

Be the change you wish to see

Community Description:

Dragons place–a place where everybody is welcome. But certainly a place for all the ones who will learn about the new Celtic view and put in practice the harmonious integration of landscape and people–providing their food, energy, shelter, and other material and non-material needs in a sustainable way. In fact, this is an update on the ideas of permaculture set by Bill Mollison. See a longer description on our website. Not possible to put everything here.

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” -Gandi


  • Adult Members: 2
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Celtic

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Other


  • Decision Making: Other
  • Additional Comments: Natural hierarchy and responsible areas

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Rural, Rural
  • Area: 12.4 acres
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)
  • Current number of residences: 5
  • Additional Comments: + 4 more to manage

    1Re, 3 ruin,1workplace

Labor and Money

  • Required Labor contribution: 0
  • Join Fee: No
  • Additional Comments: different profiles.

    intern is full participation


  • Shared meals: Approximately all meals
  • Current food produced: From 50-75%
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Other
  • Dietary Practice: Other
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: No, this community does not permit tobacco use.
  • Additional comments: intending to do more

    not fundamentel

    not fundamentel,but healty

    we make our wine!

    not fundamentel but promote non use


ecological, sustainable, technical

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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.