Old as I am in age, I have no feeling that I have ceased to grow inwardly or that my growth will stop at the dissolution of my flesh. What I am concerned with is my readiness to obey the call of Truth, my God, from moment to moment, no matter how inconsistent it may appear. My commitment is to Truth, not to consistency.

~ Mohandas Gandhi 

Monte da Vida is an off-grid meditation community and land regeneration project.

We are collectively exploring a next-generation way to live recognising ourselves as the new indigenous, deeply connected to the land and to each other, one that leaves a positive legacy for future generations. We do this understanding the need to connect to the wider world and embrace high-tech solutions where appropriate.

We are constantly looking to find balance in all that we do.

As a small team of eco-entrepreneurs, we are implementing ideas for a life-affirming economy, and looking to create long-term vision sustainable businesses that are profitable and give back more than they take.


The founders of Monte da Vida, Clare and Servan, spent years researching and exploring systems of community, and how to live in harmony and abundance, and now seek the like-minded to join and co-create this way of living.

We created Monte da Vida as a place to support our practise. The land has a stillness that supports going deep into ourselves and with the nature around us. It is a place for discovering the intimacy and symbiotic relationship with all of life.

Clare’s blog: http://planetofpossibilities.com/

Servan’s blog: http://servanlog.blogspot.com/


In the Alentejo countryside, a homestead or farm is typically called a “Monte”, because the houses are often situated on a hill and monte is also the word for hill. Monte da Vida can mean ‘farm of life’, ‘hill of life’, or the phrase ‘um monte da vida’ can also be used to say ‘a lot of life’.