Sustainability and Self-Reliance 


Quinta ShangriLa is a large farmstead located in the rolling hills of Alentejo; a province of southern Portugal in south western Europe. Our mission is to pursue a self-reliant lifestyle for the owners and to encourage visitors to become more self-sufficient by observing the practices that enable us to operate sustainably and with minimal impact on the environment.



  1. Kitchen Garden

  2. Orchard

  3. Organic Farm Produce
  4. Electricity from Solar Power

  5. Hot Water by Solar Heating

  6. Space Heating by Renewable Wood Burning

  7. Bore Hole Water Supply

  8. Cows, Pigs, Goats, Sheep

  9. Free Range Chickens

  10. Rain Water Harvesting

  11. Baking and Preserving

  12. Cork Tree Management


Our Lifestyle

Living off-grid on a quinta in Southern Portugal offers a myriad of benefits and an unparalleled sense of satisfaction. Embracing a self-sustaining lifestyle in this enchanting region allows us to disconnect from the chaos of modern life and connect with nature in its purest form. The abundant sunshine provides endless renewable energy, while the fertile land supports organic farming, enabling us to savour the freshest produce. Water springs offer pristine hydration, and the surrounding wilderness offers boundless exploration and serenity. Living off-grid fosters a deep appreciation for simplicity, self-reliance, and sustainable practices, resulting in a profound sense of accomplishment and harmony with the environment. It is a haven where tranquility, freedom, and a deeper connection with the Earth coalesce into an extraordinary existence.