Moinhos do Dão – Eco Quinta is an old millers farm on the banks of Dão river. The terrain of the quinta is a patchwork of different ecosystems including endemic deciduous oak and chestnut forest, a riparian forests and river floodplains. The focus of the quinta is on living in harmony with nature and this plays a key role in the way the quinta is managed and the activities that are developed. The interconnectedness with nature as it is experienced here is shared with guests, residents, volunteers and the local community.
Moinhos do Dão (MdD) hosts a small eco-tourism business, a residency program for artists and ecologists, organizes activities such as hiking weeks, writing workshops and yoga sessions.
Since the beginning of 2021 MdD can also add the non-profit organization Ruralis to its activities. Ruralis is an association for rural regenerative development that sprung from the need to develop not for profit activities in the rural context.
Our main areas of interest and focus are:
Art & Crafts ~ Environmental Education ~ Permaculture (growing and sharing food) ~ Hiking
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