Dragons Place

Last updated: November 22, 2015 (3 days 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
  • Contact Name: Dirk Van der Auwera & Christine Krol
  • This Community is Re-forming

    Reforming start in 2003 in Portugal
    Still forming.

  • 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. We will send longer text. 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


  • Type: Commune (organized around sharing almost everything.)
  • Decision Making: natural hierarchy
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Natural hierarchy and responsible areas

Land and Buildings

  • Location: Rural
  • Area: 9 hectares metric
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)
  • Current Number of Residences: 2
  • Planned number of residences: 4
  • Current renewable energy generation: 100%
  • Energy sources: Solar, Hydro-Electric, Biofuel

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: All or close to all
  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: No
  • Required Labor Contribution: 0


  • Additional Comments: different profiles.

    intern is full participation



  • Shared meals: Approximately all meals
  • Current food produced: From 50-75%


  • Planned food produced: From 50-75%


  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.


  • Additional 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

Fair Housing Laws

This community acknowledges that their listing does not include any potential violations of the Fair Housing Law, or that they do not provide housing. For any questions about this topic please see our Content Policies and contact FIC with any questions or concerns:


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
Special thanks to the sponsors of our Art of Community Events.
Bryan Bowan Architects California Cohousing International Communes Desk ICSA NICA Wolf Creek Lodge