Our answer is, Slow, Simple & Silent
Set in a beautiful hillside location overlooking the river Zezere, Fonte de Baixo is a small quinta with a friendly gentle feel. Our aim is to live Slow, Simple & Silently
Who are we?
Well, we could tell you that we are special people doing special things, often better than other people, but we aren't and we don't.
We could tell you that we have worked, trained and rubbed shoulders with special teachers, gurus and the like, we haven't. We leave that to others.
We could tell you we have special skills, talents and gifts and do amazing things that will change the world forever, but we don't and we can't, even if we wanted to, which we don't.
We could tell you we are ageing hippies, opting out of the mainstream, eco-warriors, yogis or "in-the-zone" permaculture gurus, but we aren't - with the exception that we are ageing.
Actually we're a couple of fairly average, slightly interesting middle to-ageing people who have journeyed thus far through life, doing what most people do. A few years ago, we decided to stop and step off the 9-to-5 bus and try to find an alternative option.
We would like to tell you we have all the answers, but we don't. Over the years, we have developed our own philosophy to life which is based around three core ideas - Slow, Simple & Silent.
So how do we plan to live?
We plan to live a life of voluntary Simplicity. We practice Slow and mindfulness and we do most of this in a sort of Silent way.
Of course, it would be great if we were able to tell you that we do amazing things, like standing on our heads in the latest yoga-tard or have found enlightenment through our relentless dedication to vipassana practice or we have built the most environmentally-friendly carbon-neutral permaculture-bio zone, but we can't, we haven't and we wouldn't know how to.
What do we do? It's more about what we don't do anymore.
In the past, we offered a range of workshops, B&B and loads of other stuff around Zen, Yoga, Beekeeping, Permaculture, Ayurveda, Gestalt and Eco-psychology, etc. now we don't.
People were generally not interested in what we had to offer and we got bored trying to excite people about stuff the planet is clearly not very interested in. It could be us, but generally people think we are nice people. Whatever the reason, our planets didn't align so we don't do it anymore.