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HOMESTEADING & PORTUGAL
I like to think about and write about Portugal, specifically Central Portugal, and even more specifically homesteading in Central Portugal. By "homesteading" I mean living on and operating rural property in some kind of agricultural way, be that on or off-grid. The question of why a guy living in Vancouver, BC, would spend as much time as I have researching rural properties and consuming vlogged content from that part of the world is a complicated one, better answered elsewhere. Suffice it to say here that I have visited Portugal a couple of times, loved it a lot, and also love the potential I see in some of these parcels of Portuguese land going for a song out in the country. There's something about the case that most of these properties have some infrastructure but have been abandoned for many years; breathing new life into an operation that has been fallow for a long time can be a powerful thing.
Plus, there's no denying that the land, the terrain, the landscape is heart-achingly beautiful in a real evolutionary way. I can feel my ancestors reacting with familiarity and opinions as I scroll through real estate listings of farms and pieces of rural land for sale. One of the easiest ways to get a feeling for the land is watch some of the vlogs I have up on my Video page. You can also check out the articles below.
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