Current work October 2015

At this moment (October 2015) we are building the most beautiful forest house. We are currently putting on walls and figuring out windows at a pace so that we can host volunteers as soon as possible in 2016.

I can be found supporting the building process and writing and publishing this website (with help from our friend Helder Luis) so that we can get out there and hopefully inspire people with our vision of sustainable forestry and a more evolved and ancient way to relate to Nature, ourselves and each other.

If you are inspired by our work please get in touch, sign up for our newsletter and if you have any funds to spare consider supporting our plan to buy more monocultured land to regenerate into the abundant forest the land here wants to grow. If you don't have money to spare but would like to support us in another way we would also love to hear from you.



Thursday 14th of February 8 - 9.30pm (GMT)

It is well known that the priceless honey bee is facing a crisis world-wide.

Quinta da Floresta, Benfeita Sunday November 10th 10.30 - 4pm

I am very happy to announce another opportunity to begin to learn the art and science of foraging in our beautiful valley in the Serra do Açor.

Quinta da Floresta, Benfeita - Date June 2019

People have retreated to wild places for millennia to find inner peace and a greater perspective on life. Nature, in it’s simplicity and beauty, supports a profound relaxation in body, mind and soul.


It has been a long time since I have written a blog post because so much has been ongoingly changing in the last year. I wanted to wait until the dust and ash had settled and I knew where I would be before I wrote.

Many of the plants and trees the bees and other insects thrive on have burnt in the October fires and will not be flowering this year and some not next year either if they recover at all. Here are my suggestions on how to help the pollinators through these lean times.

God these are heartbreaking times. Rain that was so longed for in the summer is now pouring off these hills taking soil and stone and track with it onto the terraces and into rivers.

Many people have asked us how they can help in the wake of the fires and all we have lost. We are very touched and grateful for these offers of support. Here are some ways you can help:

We have started building the second floor of the workshop!! This will be our last major build here and will provide a dormitory and meditation/workshop room which will increase our capacities for events and hosting people, especially outside of the summer months.