Season #1


1. We cleaned our ruins

The land has two old ruins on it that were totally overgrown. So we cleared them up which allowed us to measure them and see in what condition they are. It's not good so we will start to renovate and rebuild them in Season 2.

Ruin Cleaned up
Basekamp shipping containers kitchen

2. We setup a Basekamp

The goal of season 1 was to set up a Basekamp. We used  2 shipping containers to achieve this. With each container allowing us to house some basic infrastructure such as water, electricity, kitchen shower etc. Now that we have this we will be able to host more people in the future.

3. We made local friends

Whilst working on the land we got in touch with our lovely neighbors. All over 60 year old Portuguese people driving around on tractors harvesting their vegetables. They are curious to what this will become and have been a great help so far!

red tractor neighbour

Everything we did this year

Made Pathways

Got running water

Setup Solar Electricity

Cleared our big ruin

Cleared our small ruin

Opened up the swamps

Found local material suppliers

Connected with local people

Got an official address

Made a Pizza oven

Installed Kitchen

Installed Workspace

Watch all episodes season #1

#40 We made a roof from RECYCLED PLASTIC sheets

#39 Building a wooden structure with reused rooftiles for our pizza oven

#38 Our current p̶r̶o̶b̶l̶e̶m̶. We can't keep this up

#37 Can we find local building materials?

#36 Things to do in autumn when living offgrid

#35 How we build a pizza oven from clay (no cement)

#34 Seeing our BIG ruin for the first time (future workspace)

#33 Our first test with many people!

#32 Toilet seat from recycled plastic on our compost toilet

#31 How we got running water from a well #offgrid

#30 Opening up an old abandon water well

#29 The boring things we have to do + Regional Map!

#28 Our current p̶r̶o̶b̶l̶e̶m̶s̶ challenges.

#27 Visiting two local organic farmers in Portugal

#26 Seeing our ruin for the first time (future kitchen)

#25 Can we get running water on our land?

#24 Summer harvest with our Portuguese neighbours

#23 Creating a space to swim in summer

#22 Installing solar panels on a 20ft shipping container. OFF GRID

#21 Setting up an offgrid solar system

#20 Reduce noise pollution with flowing water. First try.

#19 DIY VS Laboratory drinking water tests

#18 Our current p̶r̶o̶b̶l̶e̶m̶s̶ challenges. HIGHWAY

#17 Planting a herbal garden in our Basekamp

#16 Unloading our kitchen and workspace shipping containers + look inside

#15 Convert dead trees into a pile of fresh chips with a woodchipper

#14 Preparing a place to sleep + we got an address!

#13 Seeing our natural water spring for the first time

#12 Meet our local portuguese neighbours

#11 Observing the rain for water retention

#10 The roads are cleaned + snow in Portugal

#9 Found some treasures while cleaning our swamp

#8 Our current p̶r̶o̶b̶l̶e̶m̶s̶ ̶challenges

#7 Burning bushes so the containers can arrive

#6 Sketchy shipping container unloading with forklifts

#5 Mattia gives a tour in his Deutsche Post Van #vanlife

#4 Temporary infrastructure and a poophole

#3 Making pathways through the bushes

#2 More rain in Portugal than the Netherlands!

#1 A first tour on our new land in Portugal