We are a Republic of students who want to save the Casa da Nau.
Our goal is to raise funds to recover the Casa da Nau (Portuguese for “house of the ship”), restoring its roof, façade, interiors, foundations, among others.
This building, from the 15th century, is considered patrimony of the state and a symbol for the Alta of Coimbra. It is the birthplace of our República and the headquarters of our non-profit organization, and besides us, other families without the means to support the necessary reconstructions inhabit the Casa da Nau.
Built in the shape of a ship, the building hasn't had any kind of support - neither from public institutions nor from its owner, being at this moment at imminent risk of collapse.
Being that our República is made up of students, we don’t have the financial means to proceed with the reconstruction independently. We have developed a set of strategies, which include this Crowdfunding project, to gather the needed quantity for the first phase of the necessary reconstruction, and eventually save the Casa da Nau.
The first step we need to take is to rebuild the roof and the house’s façade (which will cost slightly more than 20.000 Euros). After these interventions we will try to gather enough to recover the interiors (walls, windows, staircases) and the house’s foundations.