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Integral Evolutionary Spirituality, Community & Sustainability
Yurt Rental for Private Retreats

Our beautiful hand-painted mongolian yurt is available for rent. This is an opportunity to spend a holiday or personal retreat in the one of the most beautiful areas of Central Portugal in the ecological reserve of the Serra d´Acor.

The yurt is quite large at 6 meters diameter with a futon double bed or two singles. There is a gas stove for boiling water and cooking and plenty of shelf space, but no electricity. We ask that you only eat vegetarian during your stay and if you want a big cooked meal to eat out at one of the local restaurants, because we only have the one burner.

The yurt is set in a private secluded shady area of the Awakened Life Project near the stream and only 5 minutes walk from the waterfalls and pools of Fraga da Pena. In the summer months you will be enjoying frequent dips in these refreshing wild waters!

There are hiking trails up into the mountains and in the protected forest area of Mata da Magaraça also close by, and the local village and cafe of Pardierios is a very pleasant 15 minute walk.

We have a rustic elegant bathroom with sink and solar shower. If the sun is not shining the water can be heated with a woodburning stove...


The shower water is heated by a wood burning stove...

The compost toilet, known affectionately here as "the bank" (your deposit is safe with us!), is a 2 minute walk away from the yurt. It is very clean and has a beautiful view across the valley..

Since the yurt is located on the valley floor and we have limited parking at the bottom of our track, you will need to park your vehicle halfway up the mountainside which is a fairly steep 10 minute walk.

Price is 40€ per night or 250€ per week. Fresh food picked from the quinta, and a delicious raw breakfast are available at an extra cost.


 We also offer the following extras:

  • Guided Meditation (You can join us in the mornings at 7.30am)
  • Massage
  • Etheric Oesteopathy
  • Introduction to Permaculture
  • Introduction to Evolutionary Spirituality
  • Introduction to Raw Food Diet
  • Wild Edibles Walk (then you can pick your own!)
  • Tour of the Quinta Permaculture Project
  • Guided Walks in Serra da Açor & Serra da Estrella

You can take a walk around the farm and inside the yurt in this video...


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About the project

The Awakened Life Project is situated in a beautiful and wild ecological reserve in the mountains Central Portugal. We offer volunteer programs, courses, events and retreats to support the liberation of the human spirit in a context of evolutionary emergence and communion with the ecological web of life.


Quinta da Mizarela
3305-031 Benfeita
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