Weekend Nature Escape Retreat | August 23-25 | Food & Fermentation Focus Copy

  • Serra, Portugal
  • Aug 23 - 25, 2019 (3 days)
  • On-Site Private Room - €486.00 On-Site Shared Room - €366.00 (All prices include €246.00 base amount)

About This Event

Do you want to reflect on your career, develop a project, start a book, build your creative confidence, regenerate an exhausted mind, rejuvenate your creativity, or simply carve out some time to be in nature? Then our 3-day Creative Recharge Weekend Getaway at the CO Project Farm is perfect for you!

Each weekend has a different focal point of knowledge transfer and our June weekend is Fermentation focused! Which means Kombucha, pickles, lacto-fermented vegetables and exploring simple ways of creating healthy, long-lasting and delicious-tasting food preserves.

Join this 3-day weekend getaway from August 23-25  to dive deep into the fascinating world of farming microbes for healthy food options. You will do loads of taste testing and experimentation, plus you will go home with your very own Kombucha starter! All our programs also include a take home digital toolkit of sustainable living tips and recipes.

Our lifestyle focused, food-filled and self-directed creative retreats are the perfect way to immerse yourself in nature and expand your skills in a beautiful and inspiring setting.

 Our relaxed weekend getaway unfolds with a flexible format:

Arrive on Friday morning for a local market tour and shopping trip, or come later in the afternoon to enjoy an aperitif on the sun-filled terrace overlooking the property

Take a farm tour to discover all of the different modes of small-scale organic agriculture we’re experimenting with and meet our delightful animal family (they love to cuddle!)

Pick farm fresh food right out of our garden and learn how to prepare delicious, healthy, organic meals while adopting zero waste kitchen and home principles

Take time to lie in a hammock, read a book from our extensive library, swim in the river, work on your novel or have a great conversation over a glass of wine with other likeminded creatives

We lightly curate content around the interests of the group and offer learning experiences in all manner of creative endeavors from systems thinking to design, creative reflection and productivity. You will learn many things through doing, as with all our experiences there’s lots of hands on activities from pasta making to Kombucha!

Our lightly curated 3-day programs start on Friday and end on Sunday afternoon, with the option of extending your stay into the week (based on availability).

Did you know that spending three days in nature has been shown by scientists to increase your positive ‘fighter cells’ by over 50% ? Read this fascinating article to find out more, then join us for a weekend that will replenish your creativity, from the inside out!




Arrival option 1: Friday morning 11.30am pick-up from Tomar Station for market visit

Arrival option 2: Afternoon arrival and make your own way to the farm

Arrival farm tour and food experience

Welcome dinner


Morning ‘Systems and Sustainability’ workshop (optional)

Farm lunch or riverside picnic

Afternoon relaxation

Sunset forest walk

Evening dinner experience


Morning ‘Zero Waste Home + Living’ workshop (optional)

Farm lunch

Afternoon free time and departure



Our 3-Day Creative Weekend Retreats are conducted in English.

The cost of your CO Project experience includes 23% Portuguese sales tax (i.e. IVA, aka VAT) so there are no further costs to pay upon arrival.


Want to stay in this stunning region of Portugal for a few extra days? Ask us about our recommendations for local accommodation and activities.




  • Free Wifi
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

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