In the world class Aljezur – the best hidden pearl of Europe’s West Coast – a new ecological retreat opens for just a few. At Quinta Alma you will find a home where you can relax in glamorous handmade safari tents and get inspired by the amazing local natural landscape. Quinta Alma is a private and intimate natural ecological retreat. It is the result of Joana and Mario’s passion and their vision for an inspiring and relaxing experience in the nature. Quinta Alma is a growing organic farm. Here we are eager to try and share permaculture and natural building experiences, in total harmony with nature. Here the tents are simple, inspired in safari tends, you relax in conformable and well design shelters that allow a permeable contact with nature. The bathrooms are ecological and dry, water is not used and the compost is latter used to fertilize the land. The showers’ water is heated using the sun and its treatment is processed in a biodegradable way, being then used the water the plants. The 50 hectare land is totally of grid with self generation of electricity, using solar panels and all the water used comes from a local mine. Water management is one of the biggest challenges because it the most precious element and the droughts are becoming more frequent. To surpass this challenge of using and directing water efficiently, Quita Alma is going to build a lake between two beautiful slopes. This lake will serve has water storage for irrigation, eventual fire extinguishing and biodiversity booster. It will also be a new area for guests to relax and enjoy the natural environment. The three goals for this investment are: 1) Increase the solar photovoltaic capacity installed – used for self-consumption. 2) Recover the lake area – for better water management and guests use 3) Increase the number of available safari tents.
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GoParity is the first Portuguese crowdlending platform focused on sustainability projects. People and organizations lend money to the promoters of projects that aim to solve at least one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Since April 2017 GoParity has funded 18 projects - from renewable energy production to energy efficiency and sustainable tourism - and raised more than one million euros.
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