We bought a piece of land! It’s located in the North of Portugal, near Santa Comba Dao. 9 hectares big. Yes that is 18 football fields, but we are probably not going to use it for that. Three years ago there was a massive forest fire in the region (big problem in Portugal) and most of the land burned down, so it’s recovering from that. Luckily the land is rich in water, there are natural springs and a little creek and it has a 2 old ruins on there. Read more about it here or watch Monthly news #42 to see some videos. Now we are going to prepare ourselves to move!
We want to try and reduce the footprint we leave on earth. However throughout the years we've noticed that, even if we really do our best to reduce it in daily life. We always leave a big footprint, because we're part of this system. The stores that get our food from around the world, the packaging it contains, the electricity that is extracted from the wrong source, the streets lights that are always on, our houses that are made of unrecyclable materials, even the commute to work everyday. Just participating in this system leaves a big footprint, specially living in the Western world. Its comfortable, but also wasteful. Time to try something else..
This is going to be one big experiment.
Probably a lot of stuff will go wrong. Thats ok. See the crucial part >internet. We share everything we learn open-source online. Everyone can learn from our mistakes and copy the best things. Its a prototype for another way of living. Combining new technologies with basic needs. Work together, to build a future we dream about for our next generation.
This is the first step, sharing the plan online.
So people like yourself can share ideas, suggestions or tips. Next step is finding land. Forward to step #2 - get a piece of land 💪