Residing in a peaceful area near Garvão village, Alentejo, nearing the Mira River and the Atlantic Ocean West Coast beaches with its picturesque seaside shoreline Villages, lies Monte Flora, a back-to-the-land farm stay. The Farmhouse’s unique location grants seclusion in a richness of natural scenery and yet allows a wide variety of outdoor experiences and activities all year round, like horseback riding, biking, hiking and fascinating cultural and culinary tours in nearby mediaeval villages.
Inspired by the principles of Permaculture Design And Natural Farming.
Nature as the Ultimate Guide: We believe that the best designs come from the wisdom of nature itself. From careful observation and analysis of the natural systems that surround us, we apply these insights to the entire spectrum of our work.
Balancing Act: Our landscape designs and infrastructure plans are meticulously crafted to maintain the balance between ecological preservation and economic viability. Our ultimate goal is to ensure productive living and achieve food self-sufficiency.
Enhancing Biodiversity: One of our primary objectives is to boost soil, fauna, and flora diversity while reducing waste. Our strategy includes feeding the soil with bio-fertilizers and a thoughtful selection of plant species, while following a well-studied zoning, planting, and pruning strategy to optimise plant growth and yield.
Energy-Efficiency: At the heart of our mission is a commitment to maximise energy efficiency and biodiversity, and minimise ecological impact. We have carefully selected energy-efficient and environmentally friendly technologies in all our endeavours, with special attention being given to water dynamics and quality in an area with water scarcity.
- Irrigation efficiency
- Water harvesting systems
- Non-chemical bio-mechanical water purification systems
Monte Flora’s facilities are the result of multicultural cooperation, with each and every project thoughtfully designed and skillfully created by foreign and local talents working together, bringing beauty and practicality to life in one place.