Building our Paradise

Update posted by Sarah Popelier On Aug 03, 2017

A few new rewards have been added:

You can now also decide to fund €15 and €5 goes to the local firefighters (bombeiros). We are so grateful they saved our house from the gigantic fire in June!

For every donation of €15 and more, we will give €5 to the bombeiros, so they can keep protecting all homes, people and nature.

For €50 you can stay one night at our house (sleeps up to 6p). Use of canoos is always included! We will provide a free bottle of wine from a local adega.

€250 will get you a week's stay at our house. A welcome package with local specialties will be provided (cheese, wine, olive oil etc).

We're hoping to be able to welcome you in the future!

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Update posted by Sarah Popelier On Jul 31, 2017

As everything in our lives, it was a very quick and simple decision: let's start a project abroad, preferably in Spain.

We started looking online to find out that Spain was a little over budget. We had our wishes:

- close by sea or lake

- in mountainous area

- lots of nature

- budget: almost non-existent

We ended up contacting some agencies in Portugal and this lead us to Central Portugal where we fell in love with an old house that has been abandoned for over 20 years.

The biggest reason why we fell in love were the great views over the lake and the garden full of orange trees, grapes, pines, century old olive trees,...

The weekend we visited we decided to buy it and here we are...

We own a house and a 3000 square meter garden. We have extended the house and have a new roof, but there is still soooo much to do (electricity, water, plastering, kitchen and bathroom have to be placed).

Unfortunately this all costs a lot of money and that's why we are here: help us creating our own little Portuguese paradise.

In return we can offer a free night stay as soon as the house is finished!

Thank you so much in advance for your help!

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€5 goes to the bombeiros - firefighters who saved our house!

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Free night stay with bottle of wine from local adega

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Stay one week and get a welcome package with local specialties

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Miguel Declercq

Backed with €50.00 On Aug 02, 2017


Good luck in realizing your dream & creating your small Paradise on Earth!

Pieter Heeze

Backed with €50.00 On Aug 01, 2017


Veel succes nog! En remember: volgende keer ga k mee he vr de handen uit de mouwen te steken!

Elke Daelemans

Backed with €10.00 On Aug 01, 2017


Veel succes met jullie prachtig vakantiehuis! Renske

Renske Rotty

Backed with €5.00 On Jul 31, 2017



Backed with €1.00 On Jul 31, 2017

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