>Sustainable Rating for property SP0179

SP0179 - Off Grid Organic Quinta with Vineyard, 5Ha, Central Portugal.

We have given this property a rating of 4 on our Sustainability Rating. This is based on the following answers to our questions. Please note that the answers are given by the owners and are not validated by us.

Local Quartz Impregnated Granite, main house and Adega. Outbuildings block and cement.
Earth Temple: Straw bale with lime plaster.


The stone itself.

Wood and foam board. Some wool in Temple.

American Oak - mainly.

Double glazed.


Heating House:?
Wood burners in all major rooms.

Heating Water?

Cooking method?
Wood-burning stove, gas oven and top, separate gas hob. Outdoor granite traditional bread oven.

Photo Voltaic, totally off grid.

Bore hole with traditional Portuguese "ballon" for pressure for house and all buildings. Water mines, ponds, water tanks and streams for land irrigation.

Food production?
Grapes for wine and licors. Olives for oil and eating. Almonds, hazelnuts, oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruits, cherries, figs, plums, peaches, nectarines, nespera, persimmon, apples, apricots, pears. Large vegetable garden with raised beds for all our needs. This year sweetcorn and sunflowers are being grown as well as garlic and onions etc. We make our own meadow hay for sale. We keep chickens, ducks and geese for eggs.

Food production - %?
Fruits - 100%; Olives - 100%; Wine and offshoots - 100%
Vegetables would be possible 100% if grew more, there is the space available to extend growing.

Income possibilities?
Could convert 1 outbuilding for Air B and B.
Sale of organic produce; good network locally, and possible to sell to UK and other European countries. We do workshops on health and well being. I also work with clients providing a good income here. Could run retreats/residentials in a wide range of activities. Eco tourism is just taking off. I do wine and licor tastings with raw cakes-quiet popular.

Owners opinion on sustainable features:
I am content with where we have got the property to. Room to put in compost toilets, outdoor showers if desired.

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