ECO VILLAGE PROJECT IN ENGLISH

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ECO VILLAGE PROJECT IN ENGLISH

ECOVILLAGE WITH FREE EDUCATION FOR VEGETARIAN PERSONS

This is a translated summary of most of the Spanish pages. You might still like to browse through the Spanish pages to see the photos
Please read if possible all of the information, but at least the “How to visit” part, before contacting the ecovillage for a visit.

Contents:
LOCATION
PROJECT SUMMARY
HOW TO JOIN THE ECOVILLAGE & FAQ
HOW TO VISIT THE ECOVILLAGE
CONTACT

 

WHERE: The space for the tribe to settle is in the North of Portugal. There are 120,000 square meters of land, 4 half-refurbished buildings , one large ruin and 2 small ruins of old mills to reform, it has also a former granary from 1860. The property is beautiful with a precious crystalline river and pools for swimming, with rocks and large trees. There are many trees, some very large and also magical spaces for serenity, meditation and silence. The energy and vibration of the space is great. The land is in a sloping mountainous area with flat spaces (terraces) ideal for veggie gardens. There is plenty natural water throughout the year, since it has 5 sources of water within the property and the right to a third of the water of the river, through the old channel that carried water from the river to the mills of the estate. Once they are reformed, it will be possible to make flour and produce electricity. It is on the bottom of some big mountains that reach up to 1200m above sea level, protecting the eco village from the northern winds, allthough the lands are located between 350m and 450m above sea level. It is 10 minutes walk from the nearest village, where cows are still all day moving freely through the mountains and the streets of the village. It’s also only 20 minutes drive from the larger village (Cabeceiras de Basto) . The weather is good, is not particularly cold (it doesn’t freeze and it has only snowed once in the last 10 years). Orange trees grow here. It is rainy during winter.

 

PROJECT SUMMARY of SELF-SUFFICIENCY, RESPECTFUL DIET, SPIRITUALITY , ECOLOGY and FREE EDUCATION:
1) The eco village operates in assembly and the decisions are made with consensus.
2) In the eco village, everyone lives in an intimate space (home) and share community spaces. All activities, buildings, orchards, gardens etc. that are developped in the ecovillage, start from the principles and designs of permaculture.
3) In the eco village we have community gardens, both for daily food needs as forcyclical harvest (cereal, oil, fruit, vegetables, etc.). The idea is to be increasingly self-sufficient with our nutritional needs.
4) We have some community buildings for all activities shared in the daily doing (repair shop and bakery, cinema, community dining room, courses and workshops room, meditation spaces, school, spaces for gifting, exchanging or selling of community productes and others we agree).
5) Within the eco village  we assume the children’s education. In the space designed for that goal (building, exterior, forest …), shared free education is done, where children can grow from respect towards their individual development and their real needs, promoting self-esteem, teamwork and enhancing capacities and natual unique resources that they own. To live in harmony with these values, at the eco village, there are no TV or competitive game devices. But sure there is cinema, games, dances, rituals, creative art spaces and reading, etc.
6) Within the eco village economic only communal goods are commercialized. Each person or family, in their house or in specifically created spaces, can pursue any kind of production or activity, to commercialize it outside the eco village, as long as it is in harmony with the principles that inspire the ecovillage and the present project. All people living in the eco village dedicate 17,5 hours per week (3,5 per day, 5 days per week) to community work. Inside or outside the project any kind of community activity, economic or otherwise, by exchange, by gifting, can be done as far as the assembly decides. It can be for benefits in terms of economy, wisdom, recreation, culture etc., complementing, if needed, all that nature offers us.
7) Between people, we help each other to make life easier and more fun.
8) In the eco village, the day-to-day experiences, all our activities and relationships of living together are animated and driven from the heart and the most sincere and loving respect for people and their differences. Spiritually, we feel the energy within us and as the unity we form with the universe. We share and express this energy, helping ourselves and others, from the activity and love, making our relationships in the eco village and with our environment, be an endless path of wisdom and consciousness in all areas of our lives (social, educational, spiritual, ecological, diet, etc..).
9) Our presence at the eco village, must be free of financial burdens and debts that force us and bind us to a rythm of economic activity. This would keep us slaves, in that strange and foreign wheel keeping us away from our true Self and Being, away from our innermost and real needs.
10) The ecovillage follows a vegetarian diet, without alcohol, tobacco or drugs.  Any other domestic animal, outside of the above mentioned, the assembly will decide whether to incorporate it or not to the eco village. Throughout the ecovillage, our actions are expressing respect for nature, without killing, abusing or selling the animals.
11) The eco village is linked with its environment, interacting and acting on it. In order to be a force for sensibilisation in all those issues and values practiced in day-to-day life in the ecovillage and towards which the ecovillage is evolving, in its relationship with Mother Earth and the universe. Therefore, while we act as an example of practical decrease and incorporation into the harmony and balance of nature, we also feel that we need to act, from consciousness and non-violence, as the engine of growth within us and in our immediate and distant environment.
12) We are talking about making a great fire with firewood, fears and egos, and then cook in a large pot: spirituality, decrease, non-violence, self-sufficiency, sustainability, permaculture, ecology, free education, respectful diet, and with all this feed our personal development and that of our environment, encouraging and helping, so that life on the planet may be increasingly more just, joyful and loving. Like the stew?

In short, families who love and respect nature, we reduce the burden of the needs created, but unneeded, we live mostly adapting to what nature gives us (respecting animal life). We minimize our dependence on money. We open to love and to universal energies. We ourselves take care of health, education, food, energy, mutual help and all we can. Each one in their own space, helping between us, helping the environment and also sharing activities, land and individual and group growth. Expressing and feeling the love, the earth, simplicity, peace and the awakening of consciousness, giving us wisdom and letting us get closer and closer to unity with the universe… and, above all, living in the present moment and sharing our dreams.
ADVANCING TOWARDS A NEW WORLD FROM THE HEART
DOES THIS IDEA RESOUND IN YOU?…
To contact: ecoaldeavegetariana@gmail.com
A loving hug.

 

TO JOIN THE ECOVILLAGE & FAQ

1) AT WHAT POINT OF DEVELOPMENT IS THE ECOVILLAGE NOW ?
The ecovillage has started to exist with the incorporation of the first family, which is the promoting family of the project. We are now receiving individuals and families who bring with the wind the desire to join an ecovillage.

We live in the ecovillage permanently are 5 people adults and 4 children, more people visit us as spirits of light, water or wind coming over every month of the year to help the ecovillage.

2) There may be new additions to the ECOALDEA?
From now on a process of relationship between the two parts (ecoaldea and new people), through visits to the ecovillage, where we know, we relate starts, we share, we experience the spaces and presence, we recognize, we’re giving answers all the doubts and fears that there will emerge, we will be preparing us, training and harmonizing with the project, etc. This preliminary process in which people visit being we wind spirits (if you are looking for an eco-village and you can go visit the ecovillage whenever you want) or Spirits of Fire (if you already have clear that you want to incorporate live and in the ecoaldea, lasts two months) or Land of the ecovillage (if you are already living in the ecovillage provisionally for 12 months) to be finally flower of the ecovillage (last step of living in the ecovillage provisionally for 14 months). The result of this process is becoming  Seeds of the ecovillage (people of the ecovillage with full rights). Therefore the process of joining the ecovillage would be: 1) Visit two months of Spirit of the wind, then you can directly converted into 2) visit Spirit of Fire: 2 months living in the ecovillage. In total 4 consecutive months. 3) You become Ecovillage Land: 12 months living in the ecovillage. 4) You become ecovillage flower: 14 months living in the ecovillage. 5) You become ecoaldea Seed: full membership and equal rights and obligations in relation to other Seed people. This provisional period of life in hard community in total: 2 months + 2 months + 12 months + 14 months: 29 months, at the end thereof, if the two parts fell so, incorporation becomes final and the person becomes seed of the ecovillage. This whole process can do everything followed from the first visit, although we recommend, after two months of visit Wind, return home to reflect and so be clear if we take the decision to continue the process of incorporating as visit Fire. We think the reflection is concentrated on: “really want, in theory and in practice, walking towards a better world, living our lives in the Ecovillage Vegetarian Spiral, following the values and principles that inspire the draft this ecoaldea?” .
Or what would be the same: after the first two months of approach as WIND, followed by two months recognize as FIRE, in the 12 months following the base of the ecovillage EARTH, with which we could BLOOM for 14 months, definitely , transform us into Seed and thus continue to flow to the project and expand our energy into and out of our being.
You can give different reasons: stop intimate spaces (houses), not being  willing to live in the ecovillage (bonds or external issues, etc.), or issues related to the ecovillage, etc. These different situations can make additions to the life of the ecovillage (breathing with the heart), are different: people join live longer, or join live within X time and leave, or not incorporated into living process and are on the waiting for the right moment, or not live but incorporate a collaborative relationship and sharing or simplywith the ecovillage ….. EACH PART FOLLOW ITS WAY …..
People who really join the ecovillage, live in it.

3) People who are living in ECOVILLAGE can go whenever they want?

Yes, at the moment they feel, for whatever reason, people who are living in the ecovillage, making the process of incorporating the same, they can choose to stop that process and flow back to the wind to other places or ecovillages or other projects where the universe takes them. Everyone should and can continue their way to where their hearts feel.

4) WHERE WILL THE PEOPLE LIVE ?
The exisiting buildings are for communal spaces. So we all will live in newly built individual spaces. Each person or family will be in an individual space, not shared.
Naturally, those bioclimatic spaces will be small, basically for sleeping and a small kitchen, because many things will be in communal spaces.
In the beginning (or for longer), we may use yurts, tipis, super adobe, (geodesic) domes or similar living spaces, excluding caravans and trucks for their visual impact. It is not necessary that the intimate spaces will be the same or made in the same way, but it is necessary that they will be more or less small, respectful with the surroundings, that they occupy a space agreed on by the assembly, and that they take into account the principles of permaculture, bioconstruction and feng shui. We are thinking of a cosy little house that shines with good energy, and as cheap as possible. The intimate space will have the privacy and intimacy that the family needs. Although in practice it will be your house, legally it will be communal buildings, so their construction will be done with the participation and implication of the whole ecovillage.

5) HOW MANY PERSONS WILL LIVE IN THE ECOVILLAGE DEFINITELY ?
It is thought for more or less 40-50 persons of all ages. There are no age limits.
6) WILL THERE BE PERSONS WITH CHILDREN IN THE ECOVILLAGE ?
Persons in all situations may join the ecovillage, singles, couples, couples with children, singles with children. At the momente the ecovillage already has a building equipped with all types of educational material of the line of free education (mainly in Spanish). We call it: space of learning in freedom. Bearing in mind that in the first 30 months, the person who wants to incorporate the ecovillage, has to be able to help it. That is must be able to perform daily community activity.

7) WHO ARE THE PROMOTING FAMILY ?
We are: Xenia, 55 years old, with studies of biology and psychology, and training in different fields of health. Atzar, 55 years old, is the person who is in contact with all the people interested in the ecovillage, graduate studies in social and school psychology, trained in different fields related to the project, and at this moment very interested in education and spirituality.who already lives her ; Adai, 14 years, and Aran, 10 years, both have gone to the public school El Martinet of active pedagogy. With us also live to cats, Lluna and Nit, and a one-year-old dog called Sol (birthday 11/12/13).
Until new persons or families start to join the ecovillage, the promoting family is the only one who is living here.

8) THE LAND THE MOTHER EARTH HAS GIVEN US IN PORTUGAL
At the moment, the land has been bought by the promoting family. In a future, preferably as soon as possible, the land should fully and legally pertain to the ecovillage.

9) HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO JOIN THE ECOVILLAGE ?
As it’s a project of self-sufficiency, it is important that the person who is definitely joining the ecovillage does not have to pay a monthly mortgage derived from a debt with the ecovillage.We see clearly that the land in some moment or another (as soon as possible) should be communal property of the ecovillage, and that no part of the land, neither the buildings, should be private property of anybody – the assambly will decide if there will be a cooperative of shared use, a foundation, or something similar.
When joining the ecovillage definitely (after the visits and the 14 month trial period), a person will give some money that will be used for buying the land. If, at any time, this person decides to leave the ecovillage definitely, this money will be given back, as absolute priority, from the money given by the next person who will join the ecovillage.
By joining permanently live (at the end of the period of 30 months) a person has to put 5,000 euros per adult, to be used exclusively to the bougth of all the land, which became communal land of the ecovillage. I mean, the land of the ecovillage will never be private property of any specific person if not of the whole community together. Although 5000 euros, only have to put the end of the process of joining the Ecovillage (30 months), the person who wants to incorporate the ecovillage, you have to have the money before becoming FLOWER MEMBER ECOALDE

10) WHAT TYPES OF VISIT MAY BE MADE AT THIS TIME TO ECOALDEA:
In the period of visits individuals or families can be:

1) WATER SPIRITS VISITS: come to visit us to help the project, but are not looking for ecovillage living.

2) WIND SPIRITS VISITS: Visit us to help the project and also have interest in it because they are looking for a project to join live. They are those who want to incorporate into an ecovillage, and come to the Ecovillage Spiral, to know the spaces and people of the ecovillage, to see if vibrate the whole project and decide if you want to incorporate into the ecovillage.

3) FIRE SPIRITS VISITS: are people who have already decided they want to join the Ecovillage live in and visit us for two months in a row and after these two months if both parts agree and the conditions are met, thus initiating the process of provisional INCORPORATION, as LAND of the Ecovillage.

4) VISITS SPIRITS OF LIGHT. Starting in April 2016, they are people who come to the ecovillage to help financially, do not seek an ecovillage to live or perform any community activity, they can come and leave whenever they want and decide how long they want to stay. The minimum visit is two days.

-What Are the conditions to pass PROVISIONALLY AS A LIVING EARTH ECOALDEA: BE MEMBERS OF THE ECOALDEA

1) Have lived two months of Spirit of Fire. In total four months of uninterrupted visit Wind & Fire tour.

2) At this time, as we are not self-sufficient need to have some money to pay for daily expenses community day it would be 35 euros per month. With the passage of time and incorporating people, ecovillage start to make money and this amount will be reduced to be completely annullated.

3) At this time, as the ecovillage is the beginning and is not self-sufficient, you will also need some money to buy food for the intimate needs of each person plus breakfast and also for the proportional part, for the two meals Community of day (lunch and dinner). We think that in a short time and with the incorporation of new people, we may include food self-sufficiency as the first target and then gradually reduce the need for money for this purpose, to not need anything, not for collective needs and for individual and intimate.

4) Participate in community activities during the time that the assembly set, which at this time is 3h 30m, 5 days a week. All the people share all the food produced in the ecovillage.

11) WHICH PEDAGOGIC LINEAGE FOLLOWS THE SPACE FOR LEARNING IN FREEDOM ?
It follows the principles of free education in the lineage of Rebecca Wild. Managed and coordinated by the ecovillage itself as shared education and thus without producing any economic cost for the families of the ecovillage. So there will be no home education, neither it will be in schools outside the ecovillage, but the all education will be done in the ecovillage’s community school.
The pedagogy and methodology is FREE EDUCATION. In any moment it will be the parents of the children that will decide, together with the ecovillage’s assembly, about the pedagogic tendency to follow, according to their interest in the free education space.
At this time, we already have started the Space for Learning in Freedom in the second-biggest house of the ecovillage, with Adai  Aran and Pavel. We have started with a lot of enthusiam and quite a lot of material in all fields, thanks to the help of persons and schools that have collaborated.
In the future, the assembly will decide the location of the learning space.

12) PETS AND DOMESTIC ANIMALS
Understood as animals that depend on a person and thus will not be communal (cats, dogs, etc.) The project does not refer to them, and thus the ecovillage is NOT OPEN to them. In case of cats and dogs, as is already happening in other ecovillages, they have to enter the ecovillage without possibility of multiplying, to avoid their uncontrolled multiplication and the internal and external conflicts implied. Depending on the number of dogs and cats that are in the Ecovillage at all times, the ecovillage may decide to limit the number of them that are to be incorporated into the ecovillage, because as we have seen, too much causes conflicts between them and also with people. Dogs and cats in the ecovillage, can also be regarded as persons for the purpose of consuming the Community food being cooked in the ecovillage, providing the appropriate fee.

13) IS IT NECESSARY TO BE VEGETARIAN ?
To live in the ecovillage, it is necessary to practice a diet that is at least egg-milk-vegetarian. This should be part of our daily life, at least from one year before joining the ecovillage as Flower.
The same applies to the other things that appear in the project (alcohol, tobacco, drugs, TV, competitive game machines). That is, the goal is not to be vegetarians when we are in the ecovillage, if not incorporate vegetarian diet and other aspects of the Pillars and philosophy of the ecovillage, to our lives, regardless of whether or not they are physically in the ecovillage. tea.

14) IS IT POSSIBLE TO VISIT THE PLACE ?
It is possible to visit the spaces of the ecovillage. See below, TO VISIT THE ECOVILLAGE.

15) IS THERE ELECTRICITY ?
At this time, there is what there was before, electricity of the public grid. For the future, the idea is to replace it by solar panels in summer and micro hydroelectrics in winter.
Now there is one solar panel to heat the water of the shower.

16) Where sleeping people visited the ecovillage?

There are three possibilities:

1) In the tent you bring : is free.

2) tent that the ecovillage provides, with mattress:

1.If the visit is 10 or less nights, the donation per store, is 2 euros per night.
2.If the visit is from 11 to 20 nights, the donation per store, is 1 euro per night for this period and 2 euros per night for the first 10 nights.
3.A visit from 21 nights, including the donation by store, is 50 cents per night.

3) Beds in shared 6 people space, in one of the stone houses with communal bathroom house shared space:

  1. If the visit is 10 or less nights, the donation per person is 3 euros per night.
  2. If the visit is from 11 to 20 nights, the donation per person, is 2 euros per night in this period and 3 euros per night for the first 10 nights.
  3. From 21 nights on , it is 1 euros cents per night.

The bed in shared space must be confirmed previously for vacancy issues

17) NOT COW MILK CONSUMED AND ITS DERIVATIVES IN ECOVILLAGE?

Since the ecovillage, we have dedicated part of our time researching, reading through articles, books and documentaries on cow’s milk.

After that we discovered that:

  1. Cow’s milk is not healthy for the human element as it is intended to feed a calf with a different nutritional requirements and physiology. The consumption of cow’s milk is responsible for diseases such as arthritis, asthma, digestive diseases, allergies, osteoporosis and cancer.
  2. Cows on dairy farms are under constant abuse and treated as slaves without mercy. You can not practically move, they were infected moms and their young snatch them constantly at birth. They live as long as 4-5 years in normal conditions would live 18-25 years.
  3. Much of beef / veal comes from the dairy industry. After living as slaves, cows are driven to the slaughterhouses where they are killed horribly. Same with the calves.
  4. According to the FAO, animal husbandry is causing serious certain environmental effects:
  5. a) Land degradation: 33% of all arable land is intended to produce fodder. The clearing of forests to create pastures is one of the main causes of deforestation, especially in Latin America, where 70% of forests have disappeared in the Amazon have been devoted to pasture.
    b) Emissions of gases livestock are responsible for 18% of emissions of gases that produce the greenhouse effect, increased the transport rate.
    The result is that the livestock sector accounts for 9% of CO2 from human activities, but produces a much higher gas more harmful greenhouse percentage. It generates 65% of anthropogenic nitrous oxide, which has 296 times the Global Warming Potential of CO2. Most of this comes from manure. It is also responsible for 37% of the methane produced by the (23 times more harmful than CO2) human activity, which originates mostly in the digestive system of ruminants, and 64% of ammonia, which contributes significantly to acid rain form.
  6. c) Water pollution: Livestock production uses 8% of the water consumed by humans mainly through irrigation of feed crops. While there are no global figures, it is estimated that in the USA livestock and feed crop agriculture 37% of pesticides, 50% of antibiotics and produce a third of the nitrogen and phosphorus that pollute water . The sector also generates almost 2/3 of ammonia, which contributes significantly to acid rain and acidification of ecosystems.
    Excessive water consumption: While it takes 550 liters of water to produce enough flour to bread ration in industrialized countries, 7,000 liters of water to produce just 100 grams of beef required.
  7. d) Loss of biodiversity: The number of animals produced for human consumption also poses a threat to biodiversity on Earth. Livestock constitutes about 20% of the total terrestrial animal biomass, and the area occupied today, was previously wildlife habitat. In 306 of the 825 ecoregions classified by the World Wide Fund for Nature, livestock is currently considered a “threat”, while 23 of the 35 “global areas of high concentration of biodiversity” from the list of Conservation International – characterized by severe loss of hábitats- feel the effects of livestock production.
    The imbalance caused by livestock is due to the large number of cattle farms which originates in the will of man through artificial insemination of females, not the natural balance. Farm animals consume over 80% of world production of cereals, as these are intended for the manufacture of feed for fattening and NOT for human consumption. If there were no demand for meat as today, the millions of animals that artificially born to supply meat to consumers, would not be born, nor consume the vast majority of the planet cereals. These could be spent directly for human consumption. Without the existence of all these farm animals, nor the crops of millions of hectares of land are cultivated at present it would be required, which would mean a significant saving of water and help to curb the big problem of deforestation. Could select the most suitable land for cultivation and reduce dependence on chemical fertilizers and livestock manure from factory farms is not suitable for fields, because the animals consume feed rich in proteins, hormones and antibiotics, which means that their wastes are highly polluting and destroying fertile soil.

For all the above, in the vegetarian Ecovillage spiral we have decided not consume cow’s milk or dairy cows (cheese, yogurt, butter, or any other product containing milk eg milk chocolate, etc.) as a form of respect our health, environment and not contribute to animal abuse. This applies both visiting and permanently living people in the ecovillage.

 

SOURCES (among others):

Views:

http://www.animanaturalis.org/1275

http://www.liberaong.org/nota_explotacion.php?id=25

http://www.AnimaNaturalis.org

Book: “Milk shalt not drink,” David Roman

Videos:

Why not drink milk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcxjYjA6Ixc

The dangers of milk and dairy products: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6kGHCvRlU4

COW MILK: SHOPPING know what? LOOK WHAT WE SELL VS REALITY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7l9g4IVYR0

Dairies, the dark side: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgY0OKKD1uo

Meet your milk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2HVPmIp58Q

18) WE HAVE INTERNET ECOVILLAGE and various machinery?

In the ecovillage there may be collective internet. Currently there is no collective internet and internet there is individual members of the ecovillage. People who visit us do not use internet within the ecovillage, we have internet cafe in the village, which has wifi and is twelve minutes walk. Within the mobile ecovillage they are off or in airplane mode. Within the Ecovillage there are two reserved spaces for mobile call whenever you want. To avoid damage to the people around that computer or mobile within the ecovillage and surroundings do not use wifi, in any of its versions, with computer, mobile, tablet, etc. For other uses other than the Internet, tablet, computer, book readers, etc., only use in our intimate space. The goal is not to bring the habits of the city, not to repeat what happens out there and that these devices not running on the ecovillage. Actually, what we ask it is that when you visit us, may prove a different life, closer to nature, to our own nature.

IN SUMMARY: To not affect the radiation to the ecovillage, in the ecovillage there are two points, which is also where more coverage, where people can go has to make calls with the phone, whenever they want and the time they need, the other times and other mobile devices that perform the same function, are off or in airplane mode. Within the Ecovillage, we only use the camera, mobile, etc, for the function to take pictures or view the videos we have ecoaldea.el taxed in the other functions of the apparatus are reserved for intimate spaced.

All children who visit us, do without any camera except slot machines.
19) What languages are spoken ECOALDEA IN AT THIS TIME?

Not counting visits, people who are currently incorporated into the ecovillage speak: Spanish, Catalan, , Portuguese, French, English and German.

 

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HOW TO VISIT THE ECOVILLAGE

It is possible to visit the space, as we are already living in the ecovillage and coordinating the visits of interested persons or families. In the future, when new persons begin to join the ecovillage, the assembly will decide about the modalities of visits. So persons who are interested in directly getting to know the spaces and the persons of the ecovillage, you may contact us, suggesting the dates of your visit and sending us the information that is asked below, depending if you are persons of spirit of Wind or Water. This information, previously sent by email, are necessary in order to come and meet us.

Importantly, the ecovillage project is a project which hopes to become reality as people begin to join. Therefore, we are not self-sufficient at the moment, we are now focused on publicizing the project, meet the people who visit us, be preparing minimum clearances to go meet the needs of visitors and preparing spaces for the future. I mean, anyone who thinks of joining the ecovillage to live as a member of the ecovillage, to think that until the ecovillage start working, because people are joining it and we become more and more people, comprising aspects of self, each person needs some money to buy food. Now, at this moment, in the Ecovillage, we need money for basic needs of the ecovillage and go increasingly taking infrastructure. With the passage of time and the incorporation of people, we will grow in all project aspects and mainly self-sufficiency. For those who want to make a long visit, the situation would be the same, must have a checkpoint of money to buy food for the day day. Being in the ecovillage not charge any fees, there is only one case of voluntary contributions, not mandatory, for people who want to make financial contributions to assist community infrastructure project.

WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO VISIT THE ECOVILLAGE ?
IMPORTANT: AT THE MOMENT WE CANNOT RECEIVE SURPRISE VISITS EVEN FOR VERY SHORT VISITS. ONLY THOSE PERSONS THAT  HAVE CONFIRMED THEIR VISIT MAY COME HERE.
In order to get your visit confirmed, when you know your arrival and departure dates, please request the visit following the steps below. We will explain the types of visits we receive in these moments, the conditions, the information that you are asked to send us together with the proposed days of the visit.

IMPORTANT: On arrival at the ecovillage visits in the coming months they are, EXCEPT FOR VISITS SPIRITS OF LIGHT:

ATTENTION!!!. If these arrival dates do not go well, you can make combinations. That is to say, to arrive the day that you well berry, asking to be visit of Spirit of the Light, and when it is the date of arrival of those that puts under, then you ask to transform it in a visit of Spirit of Water or of Wind and you continue in The ecovillage.

2017
January 2017: first day of arrival of visitors is 2 or 3 eneroo well on 16 or 17 January. * WARNING *: this month and the following minimum time, visiting water and wind and will be 16 days, counting the day of arrival and day of departure.

February 2017: the first day of arrival of the visits is on February 1 or 2 or on the 15th or 16th of January. *
March 2017: the first day of arrival of the visits is the 1st or 2nd of March or the 15th or 16th of March. *
April 2017: the first day of arrival of the visits is on the 3rd or 4th of April or on the 17th or 18th of April
May 2017: the first day of arrival of the visits is May 1st or May 2nd or May 15th or May 16th

June 2017: the first day of arrival of the visits is on June 1 or 2, or on June 15 or 16.

Julio del 2017: primer día de llegada de las visitas es el 3 o 4  de  Julio o bien el día 17 o 18 de Julio

Agosto del 2017: primer día de llegada de las visitas es el 1 o 2  de  Agosto o bien el día 15 o 16 de Agosto

Septiembre del 2017: primer día de llegada de las visitas es el 4 o 5  de  Septiembre o bien el día 18 o 19 de Septiembre

As you see, always on 1 or 2 and day 15 or 16. But if you get these days if match on Saturday or Sunday then arrives on Monday or Tuesday of that fortnight.

On the day of departure it is never on Saturday or Sunday, except spirits visit the Light.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

1) The minimum days of visits is 9 (except the visit of Spirit of Fire), as like two days are the day of arrival and day of departure, they are actually whole 7 days. Experience tells us, that gives little time to know, and people feel their energy and all areas of the ecovillage. With a 9-day visit …. when you start to feel the peace and be more in tune with people’s space, energy and the valley of the ecovillage …… it is just 9 days … … Ideal, at least 16 days, which is two full weeks, but we also know that every person may have  different quantities of time they dispose, but remember that you can go and come back as many times as you want. The wind spirits, we recommend at least a month, because it is from the third week you feel the connection and full integration with land that welcomes you and nature around you.

WE REMEMBER:

1) That the WATER and WIND they may propose a visit by a minimum of 9 days and no limit and therefore, the visit can be: 9 days or 2 weeks, or 4 weeks or 2 months or 3 months or 1 year, etc. (whatever you want to propose). And that after the visit of the Water Spirit or Spirit of the Wind, if both parts agree, you can continue to live in the ecovillage, completing the entire month of visit wind and then transforming you into Visit Spirit of Fire
2) The Spirits of Fire, visits the minimum is two months, but the objective is, if the two parts agree, after two months to live in the ecovillage Ecovillage being Earth. We recommend that before you must come and visit Wind Spirit for two months.
3) At this time, it is the start of the ECOVILLAGE except the SPIRIT OF LIGHT during your visit all the spirits do the same thing, ALL THE MEMBERS (INCLUDING THE PERMANENT MEMBERS)have to: 1) clean services, spaces and collective tools we use. 2) We provide 21 euros per week donation to the village, for Community expenditure and collective purchase we make for the midday meal and dinner. for these two meals, we cooked foods except fresh produce, all the rest are 100% organic Each person who visits us puts money corresponding to the days of the visit. This grant therefore includes lunch and dinner 3) Except visits Spirits of Light, your contribution to the project is economically and if you want you can have all the time of their free visit, the rest of visits and members the ecovillage project to help the community realize 3h30m activity, 5 days a week and the rest of the time is free.

4) ATTENTION: when they visit for the first time we are going to look for the people of Cabeceiras de Basto, voluntary contribution by going to pick you up to Cabeceiras de Basto and bring you to the same ecovillage is 8 euros. This is the price to cover the costs of the gas, there is no benefit. If you arrive on the same day at the same time as other visitors the 8 euros would be divided by each person. Monday at 12 noon, there is a bus from Cabeceiras de Basto to closer to the ecovillage people do not know the price but it sure is cheaper. This bus has only that one time and that one day all week, those people who may be able to match the day of arrival to and Cabeceiras are in time to catch it, then fantastic !!!!, because then only would be two euros the tour of the village in an 4×4 vehicle to the ecovillage. Also if you come on the bus and decide to go to the ecovillage walking with the backpack, food and things that you bring, then you shall save your euros. The route from the village to the ecovillage is approximately 1 km. If you set up your arrival with one of these options, put it in your proposed visit email. Also if you come by car, you can say Cabeceiras de Basto go to the nearest village in the car, it is paved road without problem. And in the village with the 4×4 you expect to load things and go to the ecovillage, in this case the voluntary contribution is 2 euros. In this case, the name of the village do not say until we confirm the visit, to avoid surprise visits spirits. Remember, arrival at the ecovillage is always 4 to 7 pm and Monday through Friday

5) IMPORTANT: If you want to be a Water or Wind visit, but the day that you can reach the ecovillage does not coincide with any of the arrival days to the ecovillage above, then YOU CAN request a VISIT OF LIGHT and then TRANSFORM IT IN WATER OR WIND VISIT. In this case, you can from the beginning, send us the two proposal of visit Luz and water or wind separated but in the same mail, or, once you are in the ecovillage, depending on what you believe, you send or not , Your proposal to transform yourself into a visit of Water or Wind.

6) If you have cats and dogs they may not enter into any indoor community space, kitchen, play spaces, etc. Nor in Community sleeping spaces: tent set by the ecovillage or bunk space. In this case you have to bring your own tent and keep it there. Note that the chickens are free all day and we do not want to be attacked or harassed by other animals. We also have our friends the cats that help us, naturally, to balance the population of other animals of the forest.

7) REMEMBER: In every day you visit us, we do not cosumimos alcool, snuff, drugs (marijuana, coffee, etc), TV, meat, fish, or within or outside the ecovillage ecovillage. Breakfast is free, then you bring breakfast you, whatever you want breakfast (at least ovolacteovegetariano, of course, no cow’s milk, no coffee and only drink other than water (in the ecovillage have a wonderful and free water), milk vegetable juices squeezed at or infusions. the communal meals, which is lunch and dinner, only drink water, only cook vegan food, also following compatibility table food. the food is shared and eat together. Please that, fruit, bread, goat cheese or sheep and eggs are intimate, ie are for individual consumption, only at breakfast and the purchases you and that what you buy will be just for you. We have in the ecovillage, a mobile site loaded and two sites so you can connect the phone and call you.

8) Do not bring to your visit: no competitive game or serve or material normally used for competitive games or slot machines that have games, tablet, computer, etc. Live this experience leaving the city habits complaints and not constructive criticism, insults and use of words or expressions that might damage or disturb others. Your inner self is powerful …. LOVE is … you do not need any of that. Therefore, try to also reach the Ecovillage, desprendiéndote the maximum you can, ego, need for recognition and attention, individualism and competition ……

At the moment there is activated the four types of visits:

1) VISITS SPIRIT OF WIND
Visit of those persons or families who wish to join an ecovillage and who wish to come and see the land that Mother Earth has given to the ecovillage and the persons who are part of it; because they vibrate with the project and wish to see how they feel among the persons, the energy and the nature. The purpose of the visit is to decide whether, now or in a near future, they want to be an integral member of this ecovillage. (The are Wind or already Earth of the ecovillage and have to decide if they want to become Flower, in order to finally be Seed of the Vegetarian Ecovillage).

These visits are already possible. The steps to make such a visit are the following:

  1. a) Having read calmly and attentively the project of the ecovillage and all the information on this page; any questions may be asked by email.
  2. b) Having contacted the ecovillage by email, in which you should include all the information about the person or family (each person of the family separately) who wishes to visit us, making exchange of information of the following points (TRY TO DEDICATE THE TIME AND CALMNESS NECESSARY TO REPLY TO THESE POINTS WITH ALL YOUR SINCERETY, TRUST AND DEPTH):

1) names of the persons who come to visit; also specify if there is any non-human company (pet) that would also join the village, specifying if it will also come for the visit. Ages of all visitors.

2) Phone numbers (landline and cellphone) to contact you if necessary.

3) Occupation and other aspects of capacities and working experiences.

3.1)  Any type of illness or physical or mental disability?

4) Opinions about the project, in general and also SPECIFICALLY, how you harmonize AND WHAT OPINION YOU HAVE in the fields of: (ALWAYS REPLYING SEPARATELY EACH OF THE PERSONS WHO COME TO VISIT)
4-1) Diet/nutrition
4-2) Self-sufficiency
4-3) Education (if applicable)
4-4) Ecology
4-5) Spirituality
4-6) Alcohol, tobacco, drugs, television, mate and coffee.

5) SPECIFY how these aspects are presently developped in your daily life and how has been their evolution: (FOR EACH PERSON THAT COMES TO VISIT)
5-1) Diet/nutrition
5-2) Self-sufficiency
5-3) Education (if applicable)
5-4) Ecology
5-5) Spirituality
5-6) Alcohol, tobacco, drugs, television, mate and coffee.

6) How do you consider to be able to help or contribute to the community, and how can the community help you ?

7) For what reason are you considering or wishing to make this change in you life, to live in community, in nature, striving for self-sufficiency and relating with our surroundings from the heart ?

8) When do you think you could really make the step to live in community (3 months, 1 year, 2 years…)

9) Specify, which things do you think you need now or in the future to be able to take this step live in this community, if the case will be

10) For what reason do you wish to visit us ?

11) From where and with what means of transport will you arrive ?

12) How did you hear about the ecovillage ?

13) Ecovillages that you have visited before, your experience there, how long have you stayed, how do things work there, opinions, living together etc.

14) Which days do you propose to make the visit. Specify arrival and departure day. It might be possible that these days are not possible for whatever reason. Make a concrete proposal of the dates you are interested in visiting.Ask on arrival according to the above list and the day of departure does not coincide with Saturday or Sunday.
In any case, for the first visit we always meet at the door of the main church in Cabeceiras de Basto, and after buying the breakfast food (breakfasts are individual), we’ll make our way to the ecovillage.
With those persons who come by bus or plane/bus we will meet at the bus station of Cabeceiras de Basto. For following visits, with those persons who come by car and remember the way, it won’t be necessary anymore to meet in Cabeceiras de Basto.

15) Tell us what kind of visit are: Water Spirit, or Spirit Wind Spirit Wind initiating the process of incorporation.

16) Open space to tell us whatever you wish

17) Which languages do you understand and speak sufficiently to communicate with the people ?

18) Put the link to your facebook profile and if you have facebook pages and groups, too. Thank you

19) Have you calmly read all the information on this page ?

19.1) You read the latest update on the donation 21 euros a week including lunch and dinner?

20) Tell us what system you choose to sleep, we have three possibilities:

  1. a) In your own tent (free).
  1. b) In a tent (with mattress) provided by the ecovillage:

-b.1) 10 days or less: 2 euros per tent/night.

-b.2) 11 to 20 days: 1 euros per tent/night.

-b.3) 20 days or more: 0.50 euros per tent/night.

  1. c) In beds inside building (6 beds in shared room), with bathroom.

-c.1) 10 days or less: 3 euros per bed/night.

-c.2) 11 to 20 days: 2 euros per bed/night.

-c.3) 20 days or more: 1 euros per bed/night.

Notice that this option, the places are limited. The availability must be confirmed.

D) Sleep in independent wooden house, just for you.

d.1. If the visit is 10 or less nights, the donation per wooden house, is 10 euros per night.

d.2. If you are more than 10 nights, from night 11 until night 20, the donation per wooden house is 9 euros per night.

d.3. If you are more than 20 nights, from the night 21 to the night 30 the donation per wooden house is 8 euros per night.

d.4. If you are more than 30 nights, from the 31st night, the donation per wooden house is 7 euros per night.

21) Tell us which of these three options you choose on your first visit to the ecovillage: we speak of the arrival, departure and we’ll talk.

  1. ATTENTION: when you visit us for the first time OR VENÍS BY BUS OR AIRPLANE: we are going to look for the town of Cabeceiras de Basto, the voluntary contribution for going to pick up Cabeceiras de Basto and bring it to the same ecovillage is 8 euros. This is the price to cover expenses, there is no benefit. If you arrive on the same day at the same time, for example two people, then the 8 euros would be divided by two and each person would contribute 4 euros.
  2. If you come by car, you can go to the closest village, and help you up bringing your backpacks to the ecovillage. In this case, the voluntary contribuition is 2 euros. In this case, we give you further information about the location of the village, to avoid surprise visits.
  3. You can also leave your car in the closest village and walk to the ecovillage, its only about 1 km.

 

While you are on the period of visiting the ecovillage, by respect to the project, the days you are with us (inside and outside the ecovillage), live according to it: no TV, no alcohol, no snuff, without drugs, slot machines and only with vegetarian diet without any meat or fish. for every day that you are visitingAt any time, during the visits of wind, the person or the family may decide it is clear that he wants to join the ecovillage, then ask the assembly to become SPIRIT OF FIRE————–

You can choose to bring food or part of it or to get to Cabeceiras then buy what you will need for the days you are going to be (counting only breakfast). Do not bring vinegar and bring not need sugar. The idea is to cook togheter, linking and sharing food. If you bring cheese, cheese is not shared, it is for individual use of the person who has brought, the same goes with eggs, bread and fruit. COW MILK AND DERIVATES ARE FORBIDEN. Among all the people who at that time are inhabiting the place, we bring food and energy of love for cooking.
These visits. We would go closer and help us to give us light and reflect as we leave feeling in our approach to the ecovillage life, we must not forget that for a person or family from becoming LAND of the ecovillage at least coexistence and to experience necessary the different rhythms of nature.

There is space for camping, a covered makeshift dining hall with table and seats, cooking stove, plates, cutlery etc. There is also a solar stove. There is a small space to sell organic food items (cereals, beans, pasta, seeds…), also cleaning products, books, clothes, bags etc. if anyone needs. The benefits of these sales are entirely used for the community infrastructure of the ecovillage. 4 months visiting wind and Fire business are followed without interruption.

For your personal hygiene remember to bring ecological cosmetics and toilet paper, and also dishwashing soap (if it is hard to find, we also have it in the shop).

Also bring everything you need to sleep, bedsheets, sleeping bag if needed, FLASHLIGHTS, warm clothes in winter, also to change, raincoat, boots etc. in the rainy season. Bring liquid-proof bedsheet or diapers in cases of children who need it. It is important to bring a clothen napkin for each person and a kitchen rug in order to avoid unnecessary use of paper.

IMPORTANT: Have a look at the page for donations of material, in case you have any material that you don’t need and you would like to donate it to the ecovillage. Sometimes some friend has it and also doesn’t need it. Maybe it doesn’t fit into your car, but tell us anyway, maybe another person comes to visit us with a van and can bring it. THANK YOU.

For those who come by car, you will leave it in the village and we continue to the ecovillage by jeep.

THANK YOU VISITS OF SPIRITS OF WIND AND EARTH OF THE ECOVILLAGE

2) VISITS OF PERSONS SPIRITS OF WATER

The persons spirits of Water are those who, at the moment, ARE NOT LOOKING FOR AN ECOVILLAGE TO JOIN, because, for whatever reason, this is not their path at this moment. Or, they are looking for an ecovillage, but know for sure that the ecovillage they are looking for is not the Vegetarian Ecovillage. Persons spirit of Water FEEL AND VIBRATE WITH THE PROJECT. Their desire is to be close and flow with the project, following the heartbeat of the ecovillage. THE DESIRE OF THE SPIRITS OF WATER IS TO HELP THE ECOVILLAGE AND THEY VISIT US TO DO THAT.

That means they are visiting in order to collaborate in our daily tasks or in any puntual or seasonal activity. They help us to make the project reality.

The time of the first visit is from 16 DAYS to a maximum of ………. DAYS.

1) do 3.5 hours of communal activity daily during 5 days, and 2 days without communal activity.

2) everything related to food works the same way as with visits of Wind, please see above. (YOU BRING FOOD OR YOU BUY IT IN CABECEIRAS DE BASTO, FOR BREAKFAST)

3) During your stay at the ecovillage, out of respect for the project, for the days that you are living with us (inside and outside of the ecovillage) you live in agreement with the project: without televison, without alcohol, without tobacco, without drugs, without game devices and following a vegetarian diet, with no meat or fish.

4) Send us an email replying to the following points: (Important: please reply point by point, each person separately)

1) Name and age

2) landline and mobile phone numbers, if you have

3) which days do you propose to come visit, specify arrival and departure days, where you are coming from and your means of transport.Ask on arrival according to the above list and the day of departure does not coincide with Saturday or Sunday.

The minimum time of the water and wind visit is 16 days
 4) Have you read the project and all the information on this page, with calmness ?

5) With which apsects of the project do you harmonize more ?

6) With which aspects of the project do you harmonize less ?

7) Do you have television in your home ?

8) In your daily life, do you smoke ?

9) In your daily life, or even sporadically, do you take alcohol,  drugs, mate and coffee.?

10) What kind of diet do you normally eat ?

11) Why espefically would you like to collaborate with the ecovillage ?

12) In which aspects would you like your life to be different ?

13) What experience do you have in visiting projects and ecovillages ?

14) What occupations or capacities do you have ?

14.1)  Any type of illness or physical or mental disability?

15) In which way do you think you can help the ecovillage during your stay ?

16) Open space to tell us whatever you wish

17) What kind of visit are you: Wind or spirit of Water ?

18) Which languages do you understand and speak sufficiently to communicate with the people ?

19) Put the link to your facebook profile and if you have facebook pages and groups, too. Thank you.

19.1) You read the latest update on the donation 19 euros a week including lunch and dinner?, 21 euros from January (included) from 2017.

20) Tell us what system you choose to sleep, we have three possibilities:

  1. a) In your own tent (free).
  1. b) In a tent (with mattress) provided by the ecovillage:

-b.1) 10 days or less: 2 euros per tent/night.

-b.2) 11 to 20 days: 1 euros per tent/night.

-b.3) 20 days or more: 0.50 euros per tent/night.

  1. c) In beds inside building (6 beds in shared room), with bathroom.

-c.1) 10 days or less: 3 euros per bed/night.

-c.2) 11 to 20 days: 2 euros per bed/night.

-c.3) 20 days or more: 1 euros per bed/night.

Notice that this option,  the places are limited. The availability must be confirmed.

D) Sleep in independent wooden house, just for you.

d.1. If the visit is 10 or less nights, the donation per wooden house, is 10 euros per night.

d.2. If you are more than 10 nights, from night 11 until night 20, the donation per wooden house is 9 euros per night.

d.3. If you are more than 20 nights, from the night 21 to the night 30 the donation per wooden house is 8 euros per night.

d.4. If you are more than 30 nights, from the 31st night, the donation per wooden house is 7 euros per night.

21) Tell us which of these three options you choose on your first visit to the ecovillage: we speak of the arrival, departure and we’ll talk.

  1. ATTENTION: when you visit us for the first time OR VENÍS BY BUS OR AIRPLANE: we are going to look for the town of Cabeceiras de Basto, the voluntary contribution for going to pick up Cabeceiras de Basto and bring it to the same ecovillage is 8 euros. This is the price to cover expenses, there is no benefit. If you arrive on the same day at the same time, for example two people, then the 8 euros would be divided by two and each person would contribute 4 euros.
  2. If you come by car, you can go to the closest village, and help you up bringing your backpacks to the ecovillage. In this case, the voluntary contribuition is 2 euros. In this case, we give you further information about the location of the village, to avoid surprise visits.
  3. You can also leave your car in the closest village and walk to the ecovillage, its only about 1 km.

 

3 FIRE SPIRIT VISIT

Are those that have the clear intention of joining and living in the ecovillage.

The minimum and maximum time of this visit is two months. Before the end of two months, the person and the ecovillage decide together whether the person will continue to live in the ecovillage and transformed into LAND of the Ecovillage.

While you are with us, the general conduct of the visit included the issue of power, is the same as the Spirit of the Wind.

To order visit Spirit of fire first you have to ask for a visit Wind Spirit two months, and before the end of your visit Wind Spirit, if both parties agree, you can ask to live in the ecovillage transforming you to visit Spirit of fire . 4 months visiting wind and Fire business are followed without interruption.

THANK VISITS THE FIRE SPIRITS

4) VISITS SPIRITS OF LIGHT

They are individuals or families who want to spend a few days in the ecovillage, to rest, recharge, learn about the project, etc. The aim of the visits is NOT join the project, either in principle to any ecovillage project. These visits also don’t come to collaborate in community activities. People Spirits of Light come to help financially to the project by making a voluntary contribution concrete, per night, person and food is 15 euros per person per day, (night plus lunch and dinner). For children aged 0 to 4 years no voluntary contribution would be charged, voluntary contribution for children from 5 to 11 years, would be half (7,50 euros) If we put the tent with mattress, they are 2 euros per store three squares per night..

This visit is the minimum time is 2 night, it can be to spend two days and one night or to spend every day who want and can arrive any day of the month. To light a visit you have to ask in writing to mailing  ecovillage to confirm the visit. At the moment, until we have a few different spaces, sleeping in a tent you bring or one provided by the ecovillage with mattresses or in shared beds inside buildings.

In your proposed visit of Spirits of Light you must let the following points clear:

1)The day and time of arrival and the day and time of departure of the ecovillage.

2) Tell us what system you choose to sleep, we have three possibilities:

  1. a) In your own tent (free).
  1. b) In a tent (with mattress) provided by the ecovillage:

-b.1) 10 days or less: 2 euros per tent/night.

-b.2) 11 to 20 days: 1 euros per tent/night.

-b.3) 20 days or more: 0.50 euros per tent/night.

  1. c) In beds inside building (6 beds in shared room), with bathroom.

-c.1) 10 days or less: 3 euros per bed/night.

-c.2) 11 to 20 days: 2 euros per bed/night.

-c.3) 20 days or more: 1 euros per bed/night.

Notice that this option,  and the places are limited. The availability must be confirmed.

D) Sleep in independent wooden house, just for you.

d.1. If the visit is 10 or less nights, the donation per wooden house, is 10 euros per night.

d.2. If you are more than 10 nights, from night 11 until night 20, the donation per wooden house is 9 euros per night.

d.3. If you are more than 20 nights, from the night 21 to the night 30 the donation per wooden house is 8 euros per night.

d.4. If you are more than 30 nights, from the 31st night, the donation per wooden house is 7 euros per night.

3)Names and contacts of people who visit us.
4)The reason why you want to do this tour.

5) Tell us which of these three options you choose on your first visit to the ecovillage: we speak of the arrival, departure and we’ll talk.

  1. ATTENTION: when you visit us for the first time OR VENÍS BY BUS OR AIRPLANE: we are going to look for the town of Cabeceiras de Basto, the voluntary contribution for going to pick up Cabeceiras de Basto and bring it to the same ecovillage is 8 euros. This is the price to cover expenses, there is no benefit. If you arrive on the same day at the same time, for example two people, then the 8 euros would be divided by two and each person would contribute 4 euros.
  2. If you come by car, you can go to the closest village, and help you up bringing your backpacks to the ecovillage. In this case, the voluntary contribuition is 2 euros. In this case, we give you further information about the location of the village, to avoid surprise visits.
  3. You can also leave your car in the closest village and walk to the ecovillage, its only about 1 km.

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THANK VISITS SPIRITS OF LIGHT

 

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HOW TO GET TO CABECEIRAS DE BASTO

1) by bus to Oporto or Braga, conecting to busses to Guimarães, or directly to Cabeceiras de Basto

2) by car

3) by plane

4) by rented car. We put this option after receiving families who have done it for very cheap prices

By plane you have to go to Oporto, there are many very cheap flights. From the Oporto airport there is a direct bus to Guimarães (Company GETBUS, http://www.getbus.eu). From the bus station in Guimarães there are buses to Cabeceiras de Basto (Company Mondinense, http://www.transdev.pt)

 

CONTACT

IMPORTANT: AT THIS TIME WE CANNOT RECEIVE SURPRISE VISITS, YOU CAN ONLY COME TO VISIT IF WE HAVE CONFIRMED YOUR VISIT.
When you know your arrival and departure date, please request the visit following the steps above (HOW TO VISIT THE ECOVILLAGE). There we explain the types of visits that we have at the moment, the conditions and the information that we ask to send us together with your proposal of dates.

BY EMAIL:

Only things directly related to the ecovillage (to visit us, to request information, for your opinion about the ecovillage or the project, for whatever thing related to the project etc.): ecoaldeavegetariana@gmail.com

BY MOBILE PHONE:

Spiral ecoaldea vegetarian, has no phone.

IMPORTANT: To remain in the time that I had to pick up when we come to visit, you have to confirm the arrival time by Email, better with time so that we can see and also assure you that I will be waiting.