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Velho Barbudo

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since Sep 03, 2013
Castelo Branco, Portugal
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Checking if the land has the announced size is something you can do on Google earth. I did it because i had experience in farms before so i knew the farms i saw were not the size the sellers were saying. The agents Will not tell you where the farm is located before you go there, is a posterior work for you.

Confirming the owners is something that you can do at the local city quite easily.
2 weeks ago
Hi Martin, welcome.


We have seen plenty for sale online

The difference between photos and reality is huge, prepare to be emotionally tired..

Is it common that land is not in the correct name or size or registration? If so, what is the process?

It's very common, it happened to me 2 or 3 times. The process is simple, you either love the farm and buy it anyway or you dont, i didnt as there needs to be ethics... always check land size in google and the name of the owners of the farm in the public office.This is quick. Be carefull with the local real estates as they are less caring with this matter.

Should we go through an estate agent or buy from someone local with the help of a good lawyer/solicitor?  

You can start visiting lands through agents, have a feel of the area and then visit the villages and ask in cafes or the municipal center.

Could anyone recommend a good lawyer/solicitor for the Coimbra or Castelo Branco area that we could meet with in June?  

Sure i can, my father

I will be waiting for that drink!!
Take care
3 weeks ago
Isnt a Apple tree, or whatever, a tree?
Só why wouldnt a forest that give Food to humans and birds, etc, Be considered reforestation?

Being said this, for oficial institutions maybe not
3 months ago
Hi Tiago, you seem to know what there is to know.
The wind/salt protection is crucial but like you said, there are not a lot of trêes só close to the ocean. The Quick responde is Pinus, but they grow very slowly, and cana, Which in a small área like yours can divert the wind to the neighbours lol.
Where exatly is it?

It would Be nice if you could share your experiênces through time as yours is an uncommon situation for a site.

Boa sorte!
4 months ago
Laura, im too in Castelo Branco área and generalizing, as i dont know anything about your place, forget subtropical plantas.
The ones you said, again generalizing, grape vines, olives, figs, are the best chance you have. Even more so if you'll Be away for long períods of time.
5 months ago
All councils in Portugal change their development plan every 10years, só you can check what the plan Will bê during 10years.
5 months ago
We are trying to formalize an informal group of farmers/permies who live around Castelo Branco city.
For those interested in coming to the region, contact us  
https://permaculturacastelobranco.com/
https://www.facebook.com/PermaculturaCasteloBranco/
6 months ago
Around Castelo Branco its not a problem to find them
6 months ago
Hi Guys, i have ten 270w solar panels that feed a borehole pump and now want to use the solar panels to also feed the house. Is it doable? The guy that installed the system said that the panels cannot be linked to both places, Is it true?
6 months ago