logo-oficial-vafWe are a Sustainable Design firm in Agriculture and Tourism in Portugal

We are an international Team with complementary backgrounds:

Rodrigo Campos Salles – Co-Founder/Board Member- Brazilian/Portuguese – with a degree in Environmental Management from Hawaii Pacific University, USA; and a MSc in Management from NOVA School of Business and Economics in Lisbon, Portugal. Currently works for an international group called Living Seeds Sementes Vivas SA, which is the sole provider of organic seeds that is used in projects at VAF. Rodrigo helps to maintain the original Vision for Impact Investment and Regional Economic Development.

Emma Louise Lowans – Co-Founder/Board Member – from Northern Ireland/UK – Airline Captain – currently works for Norwegian Airlines; also holds a Post Graduated Degree in Biochemistry,  and professional Dive and Flight Instructor Certificates. Always on the edge of Innovation and Technology, Emma is based in the UK.

Virginia Gomes Afonso – Partner/Project Manager – Portuguese/Brazilian – with a degree in International Relations and Communications from Hawaii Pacific University, USA. Currently responsible for Projects at VAF. She is the liason point between Clients and operations. She manages the daily operation focused on the interface between Archuitect, Forest Engineer and Client. Virginia´s main objective is to develop customized solution for each Client. She will lead Client through the process of “Visioneering” and will deliver final product. Virginia is based in Fundão, Portugal at our office at LivingLab/FabLab business facilities. Email: virginia@villaandfarm.com. Mobile: +351 967 335 672.

Almudena de la Fuente Muñoz  Partner/Project Manager – Spanish – with a degree from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, has extensive experience  as Sales and Marketing Manager in the Residential Segment for multinational Real Estate operations such as JLL and CBRE in Spain. Almudena also runs comprehensive Estate evaluations for the company and serves as the liason point for Spain market and Client demands. She is based in Madrid. Email: almudena@villaandfarm.com. Mobile: +34 691 246 337

Luis Rodrigues – Forest and Natural Resources Engineer – Portuguese – with Masters in Organic Production from Coimbra University. Vast experience in sevreal projects in Portugal, with hands-on approach and comprehensive undertsanding of Permaculture, organic production and Sustainability. Experimented permaculture professional running own production and providing services for Clients.

All the other expertise that we need we contract locally, especially Architecture professionals.

“All things are possible!”


NIPC: 514236434

Rua dos Três Lagares, LivingLab Cova da Beira, Escritório 13