we have 4 dogs and the place needs to be made secure so that they don't fall into the well or something like that
rudi idanha wrote:Ola everyone
just wanted to add a couple of things:
Social security (and health insurance): if you register as a small business (farmer) at Finanzas, you can receive social security benefits. Not automatically but after a long process at the social security office. A small business doesn't need to have VAT bookkeeping. Just order some printed sales receipts from your local printer. I have a social security number but I refuse to use any social security benefits.
Pina River wrote:dear fellow permies
We are living in inland Portugal in a very beautiful wild and welcoming area. To cut a long story short, what we would like most is to see the land around us being rehabilitated, restored, and rejuvenated by like-minded people using permaculture or any other land-loving practices.
If this sounds like you, then get in touch because we are happy to help people find land by pointing them in the right direction to locals with land for sale, chatting about the pro's and con's of living in our area, giving information about how to conduct a sale/purchase successfully, and introducing you to people you might be inspired by or interested in.
This will suit people who are proactive and actively searching for land because we are not keen to source land for people or anything like that. We just want to help out like-minded people and hopefully persuade you to come and live in our area!
Because the land needs you. We live near the village of Monsanto (I know! But its actually a village in Portugal and means Sacred Mountain!) in the district of Idanha-a-Nova. While traditional farming practices have decimated the top soil, removed most of the indigenous forest, and generally degraded the environment, its amazing how rich this area still is in essential resources like water, terraced land, fruit trees, and really friendly locals.
For a small capital outlay you can buy say 2 hectares with water, a stone barn, and olive and fruit trees. Its a good start! The rest is up to you. Come and help us restore this land to the paradise that it was and can be again.
Think Geoff (Lawton) and think thriving abundance and come and do it here!
yours ever so hopefully!