QUINTA ATTIVA – Organic Farming and Tourism
“Quinta” means a small farm dwelling in Portuguese culture. It is a place where families used to dwell and get revenues from their labor and fresh products. It is also an environment to appreciate the silence, the singing birds and the far away noise of a working tractor. Today the need for organic farming and experiences in Nature makes it very appealing again. Our goal is to help people to own their own farm, developing their own vision, but with our expertise and support. We manage it and you own it.
We have then created an innovative approach within the Sustainable Tourism called QUINTA ATTIVA. We are developing the first unit in Fundão, Portugal. It is a 4.5 hectares property that has now a comprehensive “FOREST AND AGRICULTURE MANAGEMENT PLAN”, including a Business Plan. This property has already a vineyard, olive trees, hazelnuts, cherry trees, pine wood and significant Biodiversity, as well as water sources. The plan is to work alongside European Funds to increase soil resilience, indigenous biodiversity and outstanding aestethics elements to boost organic farming and recreational objectives, including a creative gastronomy. Investors are welcomed for this unit.
Apart from healthy finantial return in the medium and long term. It is also a distinctive investment for those looking for more natural and simplified lifestyle, with possibility of utilizing the property throughout the year with no operatinal responsabilities. A property in the countryside of Portugal, may be a perfect solution for a new life project. Especially people aspiring to have quality time with family, friends and closer interaction with Nature. Lands can range from 10,000 m² (1 hectare) to 100,000 m² (10 hectares).
Each unit would be part of our Branding and it would normally start off by renewing a granite house and reshaping the original landscape. We would then build one or two CASA ATTIVA model and consider every aspect of the project and its infra structure; from water sources to solar panels and other suitable technologies. We provide expertise and support in all legal and administrative procedures in the country as well.
The complete finished project, including land purchase, running agricultural production and units for tourism or living dwellings, can range from 200,000 EUR to 500,000 EUR depending on its size. It is important for us to “engineer” a vision together, what we would refer as a ‘Visioneering’ process, assessing in depth Client’s aspirations, goals and expectations. Our business model foresees the management of the property and business demands.
We are confident that the combination of costs and benefits are optimized in the region of Central Portugal and “Serra da Estrela” for those looking for Nature, gastronomy and “peace”. It is the main region for cherries, peaches and other berries. Also significant local production of pears, apples and organic vegetables from small independent producers. The landscape is originated by a micro-climate condition permeated by water sources from Serra da Gardunha, Serra da Estrela e do “Zêzere” river.
The gastronomy in this region, between Idanha-a-Nova and Fundão, is somewhat outstanding, combining elements from the north (mountains) and south (mediterranean). Tourism is still very authentic with an internationally recognized set of attributes and atractions: Aldeias de Xisto, Aldeias Historicas, Castelo Novo, natural swimming pools, hot spring resorts, Serra da Estrela Ski Station, and nearby cities like Covilhã, Idanha-a-Nova, Belmonte, Monsanto; and very uniques natural reserves around.
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