Last updated: October 20, 2013 (2 years ago)

Listing created on: September 17, 2010


(Tabua, Portugal)

  • Status: Forming
  • Started Planning: 2012
  • Start Living Together: 2012
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address:
  • Contact Name: Quinta Cabeca do Mato
  • Phone: 00 351 235418497
  • Address:
    apt 98
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    must email

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:


Community Description:

Hoping to form a new Eco Village in central Portugal, based on Permaculture (eco neighbors).
11 ha of land, forming Permaculture association with possibility of integrated business and income.Plans of low impact tourism. Some shared places, Bio pool, forest, shared resources. Main spaces to be rented by community, include large kitchen, living room,. possibility of some shared times and meals depending on needs of group.
. low impact ecological building only.


  • Adult Members: 5
  • Non-member Residents: 3
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: multi , respecting each

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Other
  • Education Style(s): Public Schooling


  • Decision Making: Other
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments: to be decided by group

Land and Buildings

  • Area: 28.4 acres
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)
  • Current Number of Residences: 10

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: No
  • Required Labor Contribution: 0


  • Additional Comments: perhaps 5 hours monthly

    buying plots of the joining land



  • Shared meals: About once a week
  • Current food produced: From 50-75%


  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Dietary Practice: Mostly Vegetarian


  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.


  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.


  • Additional comments: if chosen


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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

Global Ecovillage Network (GEN)


Permaculture Eco Village

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