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Dragons Place

Last updated: November 22, 2015 (1 year ago)

Listing created on: May 3, 2008

Dragons Place

(Fiais da Beira, Portugal)

  • Status: Re-forming
  • Started Planning: 1967
  • Start Living Together: 1968
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community.
  • Contact Name: Dirk Van der Auwera & Christine Krol
  • This Community is Re-forming

    Reforming start in 2003 in Portugal
    Still forming.

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. We will send longer text. Not possible to put everything here.

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


  • Type(s): Commune (organized around sharing almost everything)
  • Location: Rural


  • Area: 9 hectares
  • Current Number of Residences: 2
  • Planned number of residences: 4
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)


  • Adult Members: 2
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process: Contact by internet, phone, or other direct communication.
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Celtic


  • Decision Making: natural hierarchy
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Natural hierarchy and responsible areas


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: No
  • Shared Income: All or close to all
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0
  • Additional Comments: different profiles.

    intern is full participation

Sustainability Practices

  • Current renewable energy generation: 100%
  • Energy sources: Solar, Hydro-Electric, Biofuel
  • Current food produced: From 50-75%
  • Planned food produced: From 50-75%


  • Shared meals: Approximately all meals
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Additional Diet Comments: intending to do more

    not fundamentel

    not fundamentel,but healty

    we make our wine!

    not fundamentel but promote non use

Additional Comments

Different names and location trough time

Different names and location trough time


ecological, sustainable, technical

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