Open week

THE SELF sufficient Quinta Arco-Iris (Rainbow) community, near Odemira, in south Alentejo, is holding an open week from April 11 to 20 to offer practical advice and demonstrate how to live off the land.

Participants can take part in gardening, rebuilding earth houses and installing solar water heating and more. Guests may stay for one night or the whole week and it is priced at five euros a day per person. Participants will need a tent, personal first aid kit, hiking boots and sufficient clothing.

For more information, please call 961 252 349 or email [email protected]

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