Vegan Hills

Budens, Portugal

  • Last updated: January 3, 2017 (4 months ago)
  • Listing created on: June 28, 2016

Mission Statement

Why? Vegoa wants to lead by example promoting Veganism and Sustainability.
How? Vegoans will live in cohousing projects, farm community gardens, create vegan associations, promote vegan events and local activities.
What? Vegoa is a vegan transition movement, vegan community and platform for vegan initiatives.
Where? South of Portugal.
Social Organisation – Shared Resources (Commons), Transparency, Decentralisation, Equality
Values – Veganism, Sustainability, Freedom

Community Description

We are a vegan community, vegan village and ecosystem of vegan non-profit businesses in West Algarve, Portugal.


  • Type(s): Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability), Cohousing (individual homes within group owned property), Shared Housing, Cohouseholding, or Coliving (multiple individuals sharing a dwelling)
  • Location: Rural


  • Area: 103 hectares
  • Planned Residence Types: Single-family homes, Room(s) in a house or building, Tiny house, Yurt, tee-pee, dome, treehouse, or tent, Natural built structues
  • Additional Comments:

    Co-housing – Ruins Organisation:
    Studio based living (20 studios) owns and manages 5 hectares of land
    €2500 to join – one payment
    Ideally for singles or couples

    Couples can upgrade later to build their own house (based on adquiring new land)

    ZERO – Commons, Self Sustainability, minimalism and zero waste community
    Private House but no fences
    Self Sustainability and minimalism rules
    Freedom & Collaboration
    20 hectares or more
    10000€ per person/couple


  • Adult Members: 40
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes


  • Decision Making: Modified Consensus (everyone agrees, with some exceptions or fallbacks.)
  • Identified Leader: No


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: No
  • Shared Income: None
  • Required Labor Contribution: Encouraged or suggested

Sustainability Practices


  • Internet Available: Yes, community provides it
  • Internet Fast?: Yes, it’s fine.
  • Cell Phone Service: Good for most people.
  • Dietary Practice: Vegan Only (plants only, no animal products) – Please check this only if you are 100% Vegan.
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Yes – we all share a common diet.
  • Special Diets OK: Yes

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Veganism, Sustainability, Freedom