In the countryside near Setubal, a colourful fishermen town. Setubal is a bay on the Atlantic coast. Only 35 minutes from the Lisbon airport. Sende 2 is being built under the shade of cork and oak trees. Only 20 minutes from the closest beach.
Finished rebuilding of the first cottage/house that will be used as the first coworking space and the kitchen.
Also, big common toilets are already up and running.
Our plan is to build workspaces under the or on top of trees. There is almost 3ha of the land. So we are already schething offices with 360 degrees view on trees.
Also, there is plan to build an open-air tool-workshop where we will draw, build anything, and experiment (together).
Even though Covid-19 slowed down the building process, we managed to bring electrictiy, water (huge team effort), and fiber optics (fast internet connection).
– We are also getting to know neighbours and local community.
– Building crowdfunding project for our new space in Portugal.
It will be open to anyone who wants to work on their own project while coworking and coliving. Only “problem” is that spaces are going to be very limited. As we are creating a crowdfunding project, during the first years most of the visitors will be coming through this crowdfunding support.
We are are designing special kind of stay where you will get involved in real life challenges while solving difficult problems with creative people. We will connect your skills with specific rural challenges from all over the world. You will directly work on the project that could save or improve lives of people here locally or make cross border impact. You will work on your own project of course, but you will also get involved in helping communities.
We have just organized the first event.
It was a Training on Counter narratives and peace-building, together with Youth Peace Ambassadors Network. From 21st to 29th of October participants from more than 10 countries visited Portugal and Sende.
Our plan is to start Meetups with entrepreneurship community of Setubal this December