One feller…

Bill with chainsaw.

This is Bill. Bill knows what he’s doing when it comes to tree felling, forest clearance and land management in general. He’s taught us so much over the last week – we are deeply indebted to him. If you need him to help you with your land here in Portugal, you can contact him via Facebook. You will find details on our Thanks page.

When we moved here in 2016, our land was very overgrown, had been untended, unmanaged, unloved for many years.

Wild and overgrown.


Over the last two years, we’ve been making slow progress, strimming and mulching and burning through brambles and gorse and 15 foot high heather (I never knew it could grow so tall!), but last week Bill came to help, and our forest has been transformed.

Got wood…

Top of the land.

Room to breathe.

Into the valley.

You can see our house from here…

Ali in the olive grove.

Now you can walk from the top of our land right into the valley. There is space for quiet contemplation, and the forest can breathe again. We have given indigenous trees (olives, cork oaks, holm oaks, medronhos and more) room to grow without competition. It’ll be ready for you to explore when you get here.

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