Dec 19, 2015

Olive Harvest and preparing for Winter.....

 The last month has been FULL........full of olives, full of friends, full of cob on our hands (and sometimes our faces) and pretty full of sun! Let the pictures and little text below give an insight into the wonderful workings of the Mount of Oaks life from mid Nov - mid Dec 2015.

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Nov 14, 2015

Establishing firm foundations!

In the last weeks at Mount of Oaks we have been focusing on refashioning our Common House. And we used this opportunity to teach a Natural Building workshop. Besides this, we have been busy welcoming people, sharing, living community and conducted our first official Open Day

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Oct 8, 2015

Sep 28, 2015

Preparing for the Season ahead

The late Summer brought us friends, construction materials, a lot of work and the beginning of a Big building project.

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Sep 1, 2015


  NATURAL BUILDING PRACTICAL COURSE from the 10th to the 18th October

          9 days of theory and muuuuch practice  here at the  MOUNT OF OAKS


Aug 30, 2015


 CURSO PRÁTICO DE CONSTRUÇÃO NATURAL de 26 de Setembro a 4 de Outubro

          9 dias de teoria e muiiiiiita prática aqui no 

               MONTE DOS CARVALHOS


Aug 21, 2015

ABUNDANCE: family, joyful work and food!

The garden is full of delicious food, the land has been full of family, mothers, brothers, cousins, 2 lovely volunteers and a lot of JOY! We will let the pictures tell the tales of a new compost toilet, BBQ's, .......

ENJOY the snaps!

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Jul 19, 2015

Dreaming...Planning... and living

As usual we have a lot to share... visits... community building works... harvesting food from the garden, and more ...
it is indeed a New Season ...

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Jun 5, 2015

festas, family and a new baby!

This last few weeks have been really busy at Mount of Oaks. The garden is lush and the harvest starts but mostly it has been a time of coming together. The parties in the villages nearby started and our families have been around. Also we are really happy to announce the first baby being actually born on the land! Exciting times!

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Apr 15, 2015

It really feels like Spring

A busy but beautiful and joyful month lies behind us.
The garden got finally prepared for the crops, we opened our season for visitors and helpers and all around us, life started to blossom. 

If you want to read more about whom we hosted and what we were up to, please click below.

Mar 15, 2015

home alone

When Tom left in the end of January we were alone at the land. I don't know if you can really be alone in the place with one donkey, two dogs, five cats and six chicken, not counting the wild animals, plants and trees. Living some months by ourselves during Winter is part of the community rhythms we have. Following Nature, we "hibernate" in the Winter to come back to action in Spring. But this Winter the weather was so nice (sunny and cold) we enjoyed being with neighbours, celebrating Eric's birthday, visiting Serra da Estrela and starting to work on the garden.



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Feb 11, 2015

18 e 19 Abril - Fim de semana com Plantas Silvestres e Medicinais

Vamos aprender como podemos tirar partido das plantas para cuidarmos da nossa saúde, quer sejam plantas silvestres ou plantas da horta.

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Jan 29, 2015

New year - New adventures

New year - 
New adventures

A new year lays a head of us. We can't predict what will happen. As always there will be surprises, challenges and adventures.

Click below if you want to read more about what we were up to and what are our plans for the first months of 2015.


Jan 6, 2015


November was a busy month on the land - our annual olive harvest, wood collection for winter, visitors, helpers, finishing building work ... and Barbara turned 40! 

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