Slow & Simple
" We tried everything possible and none of it worked.
Now we must try the impossible." Sun Ra
Set in a beautiful hillside location overlooking the river Zezere, Fonte de Baixo is a small quinta with a gentle feel. Our aim is to live Slow & Simple.
We want to live in such a way that the quality of life for us and the planet is more important than the attainment of wealth and material belongings.
We are a couple of fairly ordinary people who decided a few years ago to get off the 9 to 9 bus and live a slow and simple life.
Our aim is to try and live sustainably as part of a small local community. Whatever we do, we try to do it mindfully and allow each day to unfold following the natural flow of the seasons. What needs to be done is mostly done, but not always and that doesn't bother us in the least. There is always tomorrow!
We grow most of our own food organically. We eat a simple vegetarian diet and enjoy life at a slow tempo. Our enjoyment comes from finding ourselves in the largely forgotten ways of living a simple life at a slow pace.
To live simply, tend the land, sit in the sun and eat something good - Zen is right there.