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First Stone

First Stone

On 29th July 2019, we marked the official commencement of the reconstruction of the Solar de Girões, a 17th century manor house and chapel in Sobral Pichorro, with a traditional ceremony of Placing the First Stone, attended by The Secretary of State for...

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gratitude

gratitude

This message is part a progress report, and part an expression of gratitude. Vale das Lobas The story so far.... The full and detailed vision of Vale das Lobas was delivered directly to Lizzie and I when we stood for the fist time on the sacred mountain above the...

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Solar dos Girões

Solar dos Girões

The Solar dos Girões was constructed more than 400 years ago as the family home to the noble Beltrão – Soveral dynasty. In those times, the lands were controlled by feudal lords, and subsistence farmers were in service to the land owners. That era is still in living...

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Rota 22

Rota 22

  Yesterday the architecture project for Restaurante Rota 22 was approved in the Camara Municipal de Fornos de Algodres. This will be a very exciting reconstruction. The old olive mill has a footprint of 330m2, and it will be rebuilt on 2 levels, to include a...

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Spring in the gardens

Spring in the gardens

Flowers, birds, butterflies, bees, wild herbs! The Medicine Gardens feel like a veritable paradise in spring time! And once we have restored the ancient water mines, it will be irrigated throughout the hot summer months as well!

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Valley of the She-Wolves

Valley of the She-Wolves

Vale das Lobas means “Valley of the She-Wolves.” The wolf represents instinct, the spirit of wild nature, and a well-ordered community, where everyone has their role, and all are cared for. Vale das Lobas embodies the spirit of transformation, and the...

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