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New Girl on the Team: Raquel


I am Raquel and I am joining to the Pure Portugal Team!

I was born in Porto, Portugal and I have been living around the area ever since.

I have always worked in the social sector, in Nonprofit Organisations. My background is in organisational psychology, quality management and also in tourism management and hospitality.

In 2010 I found permaculture and fell in love with this holistic concept. In 2014 I took a permaculture design course and after that I had the realization it was time to leave the “comfort zone” and develop new challenges. I wanted to live in a way I could feel more connected with nature and be more active in environmental education and social innovation. My dream now is to find a good place and nice people to run an holistic project, with a B&B and some activities. So living a more self-sufficient life.

I used to say I am in a process of living by a new paradigm and my inspiration is “Less is more”. So, in the last 2 years I have been travelling, doing house sitting, working with green tourism, permaculture and eco-community projects, managing events about sustainability and helping with environmental education.

I am very interested in sustainable development, permaculture, ethical and responsible consumption, social and solidarity economy, communities, transition, green tourism and I am passionate about travelling, hosting people and events!

With Pure Portugal I will be helping out mainly as a personal helper and property finder, helping people to find their dream home, as well as giving Joana a hand with property advertising. But I will also be working on a new and exciting project – promoting networking and learning opportunities with Pure Portugal members, more news on this soon!

So, working with Pure Portugal I am making my dreams come true too! 🙂


To know more about my dreams and passions, please read the article: Sharing her love of travelling and making connections and follow me on my personal website OverTrail.


Raquel Ribeiro 

Personal Helper / Property Finder

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