KBL75: Strawbale Project

Fornos de Algodres, Guarda



3ha farm with permission for 3bed timber frame strawbale house

Property Advertised by: Owner

Property Description

A beautiful 3ha farm with planning permission for a 3 bedroom timber frame straw bale house with 30m2 extension after completion. The build can begin at any time.

There is also a 20m2 utility block with compost toilet, bath, shower, washing machine & chest freezer, rainwater harvesting system, 40,000L water storage capacity & an 80m2 round wood timber frame caravan barn with a large kitchen (fridge freezer included) & dining area. This includes a large Buccaneer Superstar caravan with a wood burner. The caravan barn has a 7,000L ferrocement rainwater harvesting tank attached. Perfect for someone to move into immediately!

The land is approx 2ha of mixed woodland (cherry, oak, chestnut, pine & eucalyptus) & just under 1ha of pasture, bordering a stream, with 3 wells & year-round water, 1 with the original mechanism that would have been drawn with a mule (nora) & 2 have water all year which provides an abundant supply. The wells have buried pipe that feeds a 33,000L tank at the top of the land which means the garden & taps are gravity fed. Included is a Honda high altitude pump. The land is perfectly suited for a water retention scheme owing to a fair weather spring. There is also an old, open granite water tank with granite posts leading to the nora well – a beautiful historical feature. There is a small,, new food forest with a range of fruit trees & berry bushes & a large, productive permaculture garden that provided a substantial amount of the family’s food last year. There is a secure area with a chicken coop, duck pond & a dog kennel.

There are two entrances to the land (with the possibility of making a new one at the bottom), one onto a tarmac road & one onto a council maintained track.

1560w solar system with Victron easy solar charge controller and 1600w inverter and 4 6v Rolls deep cycle batteries.

Located in a secluded but easily accessible valley with a mix of both British & Portuguese neighbours. The valley consists of a community of independent farms who regularly work & socialise together. There is a focus on eco builds, permaculture, natural medicine & natural horsemanship. There is also a roundhouse on a neighbouring farm available for hire as an event venue. The valley is a no hunting zone.

It is priced for a quick sale.

5 minute drive to the village of Algodres, 15 minutes to the town of Fornos de Algodres with all amenities including bus, train stations & motorway access, 1.5 hours from the coast, 2 hours to Porto & close to the Serra da Estrela mountains with winter ski slopes.

If you are searching for a ready to move into off-grid property then this could be your ticket to start living the good life, complete with a small flock of chickens!

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