Portuguese Properties 
Spring 2008
from RainbowTrading Association for "Living Lightly on the Land"

"Fransisco's Valley"



Delightful Cottage with Land - Alentejo, West Coast, Portugal.  

Quiet traditional earth-built cottage nestling in a beautiful well-watered valley.  Easy access some 4 to 6kms on tarmac lane from villages of Luzianes (Faro-Lisbon train station), St.Clara with lake/reservoir, and Reliquias.

Two bedrooms, large kitchen, bathroom, two lean-to shed/stores with half hectare (1+ acre) land. Property is modernised ready for occupancy and features basic central heating from 11Kw solid-fuel burner that also heats domestic water and radiators which are in the bedrooms. Concrete floors rebuilt on the original foundations and the roof has been restored and treated. Electricity (fully wired) requires a modest solar installation. The old goat sheds are used as hot water and wood stores. Recent septic tank drainage installed.

A variety of native fruit trees are established that include 30 Olives and various new peach, apricot, plus a lemon/orange. Water is from an abundant well supply. This is on the neighbour's land but subject to common rights of agreed use.

This is a delightful cottage suitable for a small family residence. Two English and a couple of Portuguese neighbours share the low-populated countryside that offers a natural and peaceful setting.

Try the Rainbow Traders Exchange - a fair-trading cooperative of people supporting a common livelihood. 
Our aim is to promote sustainable and self-reliant lifestyles in Alentejo, Portugal. We can offer you our skills and resources for building, solar & wind power, growing food and a variety of traditional and modern craft. 
If you are planning a visit we also offer low priced B&B Accommodation. 

Contact Rainbow Trading

Caixa 6538, Portas Transval
7630-066 Odemira, Portugal

Email ‘ecolife@rainbowtradingpost.co.uk

Tlm: (00351) 961 252 349