A Slow & Simple Life
Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Set in a beautiful hillside location overlooking the river Zezere, Fonte de Baixo is a small quinta with a gentle feel. My aim is to live a Slow & Simple life, Silently.
I want to live in such a way that my quality of life is more important than the attainment of wealth and material belongings.
I decided a few years ago to leave the rat-race and live a slow and simple life.
My aim is to try and live sustainably as part of a small local community. Whatever I do, I 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 me in the least. There is always tomorrow!
I grow most of my own food organically. I eat a simple vegetarian diet and enjoy life at a slow tempo. My enjoyment comes from finding myself in the largely forgotten ways of living a simple life, lived at a slow pace.
To live simply, tend the land, sit in the sun and eat something good - Zen is right there.