Waking up in the Forest

It has been our dream to live and work in a forest. Every day we are full of awe and gratitude that our dream has become a reality. We are passionate about bringing other people into the forest, but not just because wild, green nature is a wonderful place to be, where the air is clean, where the birds sing and where we feel good. There is something more. We love to be in the forest because here we experience on a deep level that we are one with all things. What does this mean? It means we find that we are not separate from Nature but that we are Nature. We are not only a part of the interconnectedness of life, we are Life itself. When we let this realisation under our skin and into our hearts, when we feel the pain of clearcut forests and burning hillsides as our own, then a fierce care will arise in us and we will be compelled to take action in whatever way we can. 




Benfeita, May 1st 2017
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Quinta da Floresta, Benfeita October 21st 10 - 5pm

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 12 - 15 Ocober 2017

In our times crafts such as green woodwork are something truly revolutionary. We find making a useful product with ones own hands straight from the forest is totally inspiring.  Not only is such work simply sustainable it is also deeply...

Quinta da Floresta, Benfeita - Date TBC 2018

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.


I am passionate about building with round wood because it simply makes so much sense.
It’s autumn again and the abundance is obvious. The forest and land is heaving with food and we know of no greater joy than getting out into the hills and foraging this freely given resource.

So we have some systems and facilities coming online this month - very exciting!!

Davi and Hazel have been working hard on the bathroom tiling, building glass brick walls and crafting mosaics. It looks beautiful!

Marko has been figuring out the solar system, this is the frame to hold the panels. Washing machine here we come!!!