Quinta Alma needs water.

Quinta Alma needs water.

Quinta Alma is totally off grid and so we locally harvest our water and electricity. Water is the most valuable element and the drought is frightening. Properly and efficiently ...

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    24 backers

  • 15/12/2017

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Quinta Alma is totally off grid and so we locally harvest our water and electricity. Water is the most valuable element and the drought is frightening. Properly and efficiently capturing, maintaining and circulating water is our biggest challenge. And we need your help to solve it!

We believe that Nature is the best source of relaxation, introspection and inspiration. Therefore, we have created a space of highly differentiated wild Nature, outside the routine and in deep connection with Nature. Quinta Alma is an ecological tourism site with 45 hectares of forest and animals, where people can disconnect from urban reality, from stress, and reconnect with their most intimate and creative essence.

The shelters at Quinta Alma are simple but very comfortable and glamorous Safari Tents. They are the best way to blend with Nature.

The bathrooms are ecological and dry. We do not use water and the compost is later used as fertilizer in the vegetable gardens. The water in the showers is solar heated and the grey waters are decomposed in an environmentally friendly septic tank.

Tenda Safari na floresta.

At Quinta Alma, everything is designed and implemented based on the principles and practices of permaculture, so that visitors and guests are in contact with the 4 elements of nature in a natural and harmonious way.

Quinta Alma is located on the wild Portuguese Costa Vicentina, at the foot of Serra De Monchique, 5 km from the center of Aljezur and next to some of the most amazing beaches in Europe.

The Challenge

To overcome the lack of water problem, we will recover the farm's old large lake that lays in a valley between two beautiful slopes. This lake will feed the mines and springs of water downstream, while boosting local biodiversity. It will also be a reservoir for irrigation and to fight any wildfires in the area. The lake will also be a point of contact with Nature. Here people can bathe, refresh and enjoy the amazing sensation of being with water in its natural state.

O vale onde ficará o lago.

How can you help?

Building the lake will cost 15.000 € and we need half of this amount.

You can help spreading the word and contribute financially to reach € 7,500 + campaign costs. In exchange, we will be happy to reward you with discounts on accommodation and exclusive offers of gastronomic products made with two of the most iconographic ingredients of Aljezur, that you can find in Quinta Alma: Sweet Potato and Madrone (strawberry tree fruit).

About the author

Joana Gorjão and Mário Silva are married and have two daughters. They created Quinta Alma to the image of their vision, of deep communion with Nature as a source of inspiration and an way to a more balanced and sustainable life.

Joana, an entrepreneur by nature, has more than 15 years of experience in event production, human resource development and management of multidisciplinary teams.

Mário, MBA, is currently collaborating with the European Commission to help sustainable Food & Agriculture innovations. He worked in multinationals and created two innovative startups in the area of recycling. He is versatile in his skills, accumulating solid experience in marketing management, business development and financial management.

Budget and due dates

The success of this crowdfunding campaign has a threshold of € 8,250:

7.500€ to finance half the large lake’s construction cost;

750€ to cover the costs with the crowd funding campaign.

  • Invest with
    5€ or more

    A Thank You sculpture at Quinta Alma

    We are forever grateful and your name will be listed in a sculpture that will be created and placed in the lake to celebrate everyone’s contribution.

    9 backers

  • Invest with
    25€ or more

    A basket with exclusive gastronomic products from Quinta Alma

    We are forever grateful and your name will be listed in a sculpture that will be created and placed in the lake to celebrate everyone’s contribution. You will also receive a basket with: One jar with Madrones jam One jar with Sweet Potato jam Note: This value does not include freight that will be charged and may vary with the destination address.

    No backers yet. Be the first one!

  • Invest with
    25€ or more

    Accommodation Exclusive discount

    We are forever grateful and your name will be listed in a sculpture that will be created and placed in the lake to celebrate everyone’s contribution. You will also be entitled to a 25% discount on the price of the accommodation, for two people in a mountain tent, with breakfast included. Note: The offer is subject to availability, valid for one single stay, has no deadline and can only be used between April 1 and June 30 and also from September 16 to October 31

    3 backers

  • Invest with
    50€ or more

    A basket with exclusive gastronomic products from Quinta Alma

    We are forever grateful and your name will be listed in a sculpture that will be created and placed in the lake to celebrate everyone’s contribution. You will also receive a basket with: One jar with Madrones jam One jar with Sweet Potato jam One 350ml bottle of Medronho Firewater Note: This value does not include freight that will be charged and may vary with the destination address.

    No backers yet. Be the first one!

  • Invest with
    50€ or more

    Accommodation Exclusive discount

    We are forever grateful and your name will be listed in a sculpture that will be created and placed in the lake to celebrate everyone’s contribution. You will also be entitled to a 50% discount on the price of the accommodation, in a shelter of your choice, with breakfast included. Note: The offer is subject to availability, valid for one single stay, has no deadline and can only be used between April 1 and June 30 and also from September 16 to October 31

    4 backers

  • Invest with
    100€ or more

    Free accommodation in the mountain tent

    We are forever grateful and your name will be listed in a sculpture that will be created and placed in the lake to celebrate everyone’s contribution. You will also be entitled to a two nights staying for two people in a mountain tent, with breakfast included. Note: The offer is subject to availability, valid for one single stay, has no deadline and can only be used between April 1 and June 30 and also from September 16 to October 31

    3 backers

  • Invest with
    150€ or more

    Free accommodation in the Superior Safari Tent

    We are forever grateful and your name will be listed in a sculpture that will be created and placed in the lake to celebrate everyone’s contribution. You will also be entitled to a two nights staying in a Superior Safari Tent, with breakfast included. Note: The offer is subject to availability, valid for one single stay, has no deadline and can only be used between April 1 and June 30 and also from September 16 to October 31

    No backers yet. Be the first one!

  • Invest with
    200€ or more

    Free accommodation and a basket of local gastronomic products

    We are forever grateful and your name will be listed in a sculpture that will be created and placed in the lake to celebrate everyone’s contribution. You will also receive a basket with: One jar with Madrones jam One jar with Sweet Potato jam One 350ml bottle of Medronho Firewater You will also be entitled to a two nights staying in a superior safari tent, with breakfast included. Notes: 1 - The offer is subject to availability, valid for one single stay, has no deadline and can only be used between April 1 and June 30 and also from September 16 to October 31 2 - This value does not include freight that will be charged and may vary with the destination address.

    3 backers

Tue, 27/09/2022 - 20:48

15/12/2017

Campaign ended

The campaign failed to raise the total amount

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 20:40

Gratidão e ponto de situação - crowdfunding na plataforma PPL

Caros amigos, que nos têm apoiado nesta caminhada do crowdfunding na PPL, Estamos muito gratos pela vossa contribuição e apoio. Apesar do entusiasmo, ainda vamos com pouco m...

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  • Quinta Alma

    Gratidão e ponto de situação - crowdfunding na plataforma PPL

    Caros amigos, que nos têm apoiado nesta caminhada do crowdfunding na PPL,

    Estamos muito gratos pela vossa contribuição e apoio.
    Apesar do entusiasmo, ainda vamos com pouco mais de 10% angariado no PPL.

    Para transformarmos esta campanha num sucesso, teremos que multiplicar por 10 estes resultados, até ao dia 15 de Dezembro.
    Agradecemos muito e contamos com a vossa divulgação para conseguirmos este multiplicador.
    Ainda temos 4 semanas para o conseguir ;)

    Grande abraço e até breve!
    Joana & Mário

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