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Orange Eco Land offgrid living project Algarve Portugal


Orange Eco Land, a sustainable community in the Algarve, Portugal where maintaining a nourishing lifestyle for yourself and the planet is easy.

Invest in an eco-house, live in the community, or visit us on holiday.


Eco land area in hectares


Registered  community members


Visits from guests


Built Eco Houses


Eco Houses

for rent


Visits by tourists




Planet to protect

What is the Eco Land concept ?

Orange Eco Land is a sustainable community where residents get TO LIVE outside the "system" while still reaping the benefits that modern society has to offer, such as renewable energy and the Internet. Every resident has the option to derive income from tourism activities such as bicycle rentals, tours, events, workshops, etc. If you can dream it, Eco Land can help you achieve it.


Due to its attractive location in the Algarve region and proximity to the beach and Faro airport, it is an ideal place TO INVEST due to its eco-tourism appeal. Apart from the return on investment (about 12% annually), a share in Eco Land means that you get to co-create a more sustainable future.

Not ready to invest or live but want to get a taste of life at Orange Eco Village? Our glamping tents provide a high-quality camping experience with all the comforts of home making us the perfect place TO VISIT. Relax and enjoy the tranquil surroundings, feel the sun on your skin, and take in the smells and sounds of nature.


Become an investor, resident, or guest of Eco Land, and you too can enjoy the amazing amenities free of charge.

You can read more about how Eco Land works here and about philosophy

Orange Eco Land -  Portugal 

First Eco Land to be created

Where is Eco Land located ?

Orange Eco Land is the first implementation of the "Jovan Eco Hause New Life" concept and is located in the Algarve, the southern part of Portugal. The plot is truly beautiful with a little river, mountains, and orange trees in a calm area of Monchique. The land will be used to construct eco houses with the purpose of habitation or investment and complementary facilities

About the Algarve

The Algarve is located in the southernmost area of continental Portugal and the southwesternmost area of the Iberian Peninsula and mainland Europe, covering an area of 4,997 km2 (1,929 sq mi).[10] It borders to the north with the Alentejo region (Alentejo Litoral and Baixo Alentejo), to the south and west with the Atlantic Ocean, and to the east the Guadiana River marks the border with Spain. The highest point is located northwest in the Monchique mountains, with a maximum altitude of 902 m (2,959 ft) on Pico da Fóia.

The Algarve as a whole is one of the warmest places of Southern Europe, with an Atlantic influenced Mediterranean climate, it has mild wet winters and warm to very hot, dry summers. It is overall the sunniest region in Europe, with annual sunshine values ranging from 2600 h in the Monchique Range, to values well above 3100 h on the southern coast.

Generally, winter sees only subtle differences in daily maxima along the coast, mostly between 16 and 17 °C (61 and 63 °F), though temperatures as high as 25 °C (77 °F) have been recorded. Conversely, overnight lows are higher in the west, with Sagres and Vila do Bispo averaging 9–10 °C (48–50 °F), whilst to the east, averages are lower and 7–8 °C (45–46 °F) is more common. Temperatures very rarely fall below freezing (< 0 °C (32 °F)). On the interior, nights are usually cooler, averaging 4–5 °C (39–41 °F).

Summer sees its highest average temperatures in the east, where the maxima ranges from 29–30 °C (84–86 °F) in the coast and 32–35 °C (90–95 °F) in the interior. Daily temperatures in the Vicentine Coast are much cooler, usually 24–25 °C (75–77 °F) maxima, consequence of the strong upwelling western Portugal experiences.  Overnight lows are often independent on the location, around 16–20 °C (61–68 °F) in most of the Algarve.

In the 1960s, the Algarve became a popular destination for tourists, mainly from the United Kingdom which still is the origin of the largest group of foreigners in Algarve. It has since become a common destination for people from Germany, the NetherlandsIrelandFranceSweden and Italy, not only as tourists who visit Algarve but also as residing expats who settle in the region and buy property there. The Algarve's mild climate and hours of sunshine per year have attracted interest from Portuguese and other European people wishing to have a holiday home or residence in the region. Being a region of Portugal, and therefore in the European Union, any EU citizen has the right to freely buy property and reside with little formality in the Algarve. Algarve-based publications and newspapers are written in English specifically for this community.

What is There To Do in the Algarve?

The Algarve is a great place for m

  • Surfing/Stand-Up Paddleboarding - One of the most popular regions in Europe for water sports, with excellent weather conditions

  • Bike Tours - Vast areas of hard sandy roads are perfect for cycling trips. You can cross the entire coast just above the ocean, which is not possible by car

  • Mountain Biking - Huge forest areas and many kilometers of wild roads. This makes this region a dream destination for lovers of biking and exploring.

  • Yachting - Venture around the peninsula, many wild coves, and wild dolphins. Nothing better for lovers of sailing

  • Exploring - Most of the region is still untouched by development which means there are plenty of quaint villages and towns waiting to to be explored

  • Sunbathing - For anyone who considers "working on their tan" a sport, this is paradise

Orange Eco Land Details

Orange Eco Land

Size 35.0 ha - 350,000 m2 of land in a picturesque landscape.

Access via an asphalt road 15 minutes from the City of Portimão

Internet super fast optical fiber on land 

Faro Airport - 50 minutes away by car 

Address - 8550-030 Alferce, Laranjeira, Portugal

The plot is composed of two areas,

  • the first flat, extending from the road to the river (which also belongs to Eco Land)

  • the second is mountainous, with many plateaus and abundant flora

The land has water from a deep well, a workshop house, a small apartment next to the workshop, an old house of 100 m2, ruins at the top of the hill, many water features, and electricity. Part of the land is currently an orchard of oranges, mandarins, and lemons, plus many vegetables. It is an ideal place to live and start a tourism business, to own a summer house/apartment, and/or to rent.

What's Nearby?

The big city is Portimão, 12 km/15 minutes from Eco Land

There you will find everything you need, including shops like Lidl. The town is a hub for many exciting tourist destinations.

Barragem de Odelouca - There is a big lake 3 minutes from the plot where you can swim, canoe, boat, etc.  


​Public School 

The nearest public school is located in Portimão.

Private School

The Nautiluz Private School is located 30 km/34 minutes from Eco Land near Zoo Lagos.

Learning at Nautiluz deviates from the traditional education practices and instead relies on Project Based the wild! 

The school building is a round ecological home!

Presently, 50 children of different nationalities from different countries are studying and learning takes place in Portuguese, English, and German. More info:

Healthcare in Portugal

Healthcare for every resident in Portugal is free but requires waiting for an appointment.

if you want to be sure that you will always be the first in line, you can take out private health insurance which costs around 100 euros per month and will allow you to use private clinics.

What Amenities Are Available?

The Orange Eco Land area will include:​

  • Camping

  • Glamping

  • Eco Drop Resort

  • Eco Glass Dome Hotel

  • Community Garden

  • Fiber Internet
  • Co-working Area

  • Library

  • Designated Recreational Sports Area

  • Community Space

  • Swimming Pool

  • Orange, Lemon, and Mandarin Trees

  • Restaurant and Bar Run by Eco-Land Residents

  • Gathering Space for Meetings, Concerts, etc.

  • Healing Center

  • Performance Space

  • School

  • Medicine Center Run by Eco-Land Residents

  • Hair Salon Run by Eco-Land Residents

  • Dome Cinema Run by Eco-Land Residents

  • Shop Run by Eco-Land Residents

Orange Eco Land Timeline

THE PROJECT HAS ALREADY STARTED, but we still have a place for investors and funders.

Step one - 2022/23 year

  • Construction of land infrastructure - water, improvement of access roads, preparation of the tourist area COMPLETED

  • Organization of a workshop and a canteen COMPLETED

  • Erecting a dome for working people COMPLETED

  • Colonization of the funders and people who want to help with the construction tourist area  COMPLETED

  • Colonization of all people who want to build an ecological house themselves SKIP TO 2026

  • Building Glamping for tourist rental income IN PROGRESS

  • Building EcoDrop POD for tourist rentals and living SKIP TO 2025

  • Building meeting point dome, reception SKIP TO 2025

  • Further infrastructure in the tourist area IN PROGRESS

Step Two - 2024 year

  • Start of operation of the tourist area IN PROGRESS

  • Infrastructure for land area IN PROGRESS

  • Architectural design of the entire project IN PROGRESS

  • Making all projects available online

Step Three - 2025 year​

  • Building EcoDrop POD for tourist rent or living

  • Colonization of the House Owners Part 1 

  • Building Glass Dome for truistic rent or living

  • Construction of Dome for the production of vegetables and fruit

  • Development of infrastructure of the entire Eco Land

  • Construction of sites for other production

Step four - 2026 year​

  • Colonization of the Founders Part 2

  • Building Large Eco Hause for living

Future step

  • Eco Land independence process

  • Construction of final Eco Hause structures for living


How it Works ?


About Orange Eco Land


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