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IRMÃOS DA LAGOA - FRÈRES DE LA LAGUNE

Our SPORTS AND NATURE ECOLODGE will open in 2022: take part in our adventure in preview!

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IRMÃOS DA LAGOA - FRÈRES DE LA LAGUNE

Before the opening of our ECOLODGE, we would like to give life to the land by already starting our permaculture garden which will be used to cook the delicious meals that will be served in:


- our Foodtruck "CAFE DO JARDIM" between July 2020 and May 2022
- the Restaurant of our future Ecolodge IRMÃOS DA LAGOA, Comfort, Nature, Sport, starting from May 2022


And for that to happen, we need YOU!

IRMÃOS DA LAGOA, means - brothers of the lagoon - because at the origin of this project there is a family history. Our story is about three mates in their thirties who have been raised together: Lucas, Leo and Baptiste, and who decided, after starting their careers in the hotel business, catering, events, visual communication and entrepreneurship, to change their way of life.

We chose to leave the hectic world of the city to put our energies at the service of a project that makes sense and offer, especially to city dwellers, a true experience of reconnection with nature.

Our passions? An active life close to nature, respect for the environment, health and well-being, human relations, sport and especially surfing and kitesurfing.

Our will? To cultivate and share a certain art of living, a quality of life made of quality cooking, in an aesthetic, comfortable but simple environment, while privileging the connection with nature. Essentially everything that modern and urban life deprives us of day after day.

The choice quickly fell on Portugal, as the country still offers loads of virgin spaces by the sea. After months of research, the project became a reality when we discovered the magical place that is the Obidos Lagoon. Everything was there: unspoilt nature, a 9 hectare forest of umbrella pines on the edge of a huge inlet that opens out to the sea and the sand dunes.

 
The three of us were trained in permaculture and agroforestry by Tania and Job, two extraordinarily inspiring people:

Discover all their skills and advices on their website: www.lugardaterra.pt

They transmitted to us the passion to work the land, with our hands, to see pure and healthy products grow, to savour them, to share them.

Today, Tania and Job accompany us with passion and continue to train us to create our own vegetable garden.

Together, we imagined the design, the process and the different steps to give birth to our permaculture vegetable garden:

Thanks to this training, we discovered that through the implementation of many processes, it is possible to tend towards more autonomy, even while respecting the requirements of a quality restaurant:

 

As you will have understood, our global project aims to reconnect to oneself and to nature. The creation of our garden is the first step towards this reconnection.

 

The garden will allow us to supply our Foodtruck "CAFE DO JARDIM" starting from this summer and for 2 seasons. This will allow us to start cooking our first vegetables, meet our future customers and build a relationship with local producers in order to support a healthy and local ecosystem :

Photo taken on the field with inlay of the caravan: we have already bought this caravan in order to quickly fit it out to start our activity this summer. This is what the "CAFE DO JARDIM" will look like :-)

 

In a second time, the vegetable garden will supply the restaurant of our ECOLODGE (vegetables, fruits, teas and infusions) but also our events through the production of flowers for weddings.

 

In our ECOLODGE you will find :  

  • An ORGANIC, SIMPLE, and HEALTHY restaurant with its own permaculture garden = this is why we need you today ☺
  • 26 rooms (huts and tents) of 4* standing
  • A series of supervised wellness and sports activities

Construction will begin on the site in January 2021. To date, we have all the necessary authorizations to begin the work, and the fundraising will be finalized in September.


On the land, we have already started working. We have collected the pine cones to sell them for wood fires (200 bags sold at 3,5€ :)) and therefore started the first economic activity of the project. We were able to buy the first tools to start cleaning the area where the garden will be.

We have also started to prune some trees, especially the gable pines. We have given more air to some of these pines in order to start the first harvest of pine nuts from the land next year.

 

In order to implement, plant and grow the complete garden, which takes time, we need your help.


IRMÃOS DA LAGOA, Comfort, Sport, Nature, is starting to see the light and our lodge will soon come to land gently on the ground (we seek to have the least footprint on the ground)! Our objective with this campaign is to keep our promise "From the vegetable garden to the plate”. The idea is to start preparing, from today, a solid foundation to grow the best vegetables, fruits and aromatic herbs while testing recipes that will be served by our Foodtruck.

In exchange for your contribution, we give you the opportunity to take part in an eco-responsible adventure inspired by nature. As a preview, you have the choice with a panel of [exclusive rewards] at friends' prices. Our goal here is of course to allow you to get to know our project better, but also to let you start your own vegetable garden, to visit us and plant a tree on the land or just to come over and live a local experience with us before the opening until we invite you for a night in paradise when the hotel is open!

 

CONCRETELY, WHAT CAN YOU HELP FINANCING?

 

If, like us, you are convinced that a return to the roots is possible and if you wish to be part of a beautiful eco-citizen adventure, then we would be pleased for you to follow us in this wonderful sustainable and exciting project. From the first level, at 100% of the first objective, the campaign will be a success, but it is indeed a minimum level: our wish is therefore to go beyond the first level, with your support, in order to reach 200% and perhaps even 300% which would then enable the completion of the first phase of our project!


We invite you to follow us on social networks where we will share our adventure and practical advice on permaculture. If you too wish to share your ideas, experiences, best practices, or better yet come and help us build our garden, feel free to get in touch on social media. With you on board we can go further!

Allocation of funds

We are calling on you today for two reasons:

The first is that the funding planned for the development of our eco-tourism site does not include the development of the garden in permaculture. However, it is essential in our eyes to respect the values of our project because it will supply our future restaurant with local and healthy products. This first funding includes the preparation of the land in our permaculture garden, the purchase of tools and their storage. It also includes the installation of an irrigation system, illustrated below by the garden of Lugar da Terra:

Photo Crédit : Lugar da Terra - https://www.instagram.com/p/B_In-i6HtvY/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Photo Crédit : Lugar da Terra - https://www.instagram.com/p/B9zQDKvHOcL/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Our future garden will be of substantial size, 145m² for the vegetable patch and 80m² for the production of aromatic herbs. The garden will aim to supply a restaurant with 80 seats while meeting other needs such as the preparation of teas or infusions during the day, the production of flowers for decoration, in particular for weddings... as you can see is not just a small organic garden!

 

Photo Crédit : Lugar da Terra - https://www.instagram.com/p/BwG06WnjedY/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

The second reason is that, by 2022, this garden that you can help us develop will generate activity on the site. We are in the process of developing a Foodtruck which should allow us to make ourselves known while tasting the recipes based on products from our garden.

Your participation is therefore essential to make this crucial first phase of our project a success and we intend to thank you by giving you access, in preview, to [exclusive rewards] available only through this crowdfunding.

Thank you sooooooo much for believing in us and in our life project. We look forward to meeting you in a unique place that we have imagined just for you.
Help us spread the word by sharing the campaign on social media and by speaking to your family and friends! THANK YOU


Lucas, Léo, Baptiste

 

A Special Thanks to our Parents, without whom, nothing would have started... :

Choose your reward

For €15

PACK "Thank you"

Special thank you on our Facebook page + 1 thank you card sent to your home + 1 IRMAOS DA LAGOA sticker + your photo will appear in the wall mural of the contributors displayed in our future Lodge Delivery within 3 months
  • Backer: 1
  • Delivery October 2020

For €30

PACK "Actor"

Receive the PACK "Thank you" + we make a donation to our beloved planet on your behalf by planting a tree on the land : Pine / Eucalyptus / Mimosa / Flowers (we do it for you or even better if you can come, we'll do it together). Your name will be engraved on a driftwood brought back by the sea and will be placed at the foot of your tree, which will grow along with our beautiful project :-) Delivery within 3 months
  • Backers: 20
  • Delivery October 2020

For €50

PACK "Actor ++"

Receive the PACK "Actor" + 1 sachet of dried lavender from the garden + a selection of organic seed varieties (x10 - vegetable, flower, aromatic & medicinal) so that you too can start your own vegetable garden (a balcony is enough :-)). We have prepared a digital explanatory booklet for you (for ecological reasons), homemade by IRMAOS :--) Delivery within 3 months
  • Backers: 5
  • Delivery October 2020

For €70

PACK "Gourmand"

Receive the PACK "Actor ++" + a discovery basket of regional products carefully selected and prepared by us (canned Portuguese sardine, Olive oil Bio, flower of salt Rio Maior, local beer (or ginja of Óbidos), natural soap and solid shampoo Amor Luso). Delivery within 3 months
  • Backers: 10
  • Delivery October 2020

For €120

PACK "Cultural" or PACK "Terroir"

Receive the PACK "Actor" + we propose you a discovery day together: You will start with a visit of the land, presentation of our garden, explanation of the local fauna and flora, the lagoon and its tides, then you could choose between: PACK "Cultural”: you will go with one of the three of us (the one of your choice ;-)) for a day to discover the surroundings. We will go first to the village of Óbidos to tell you a little more about the history of the region. According to your rhythm and your desires, we can continue the tour by taking the Atlantic route and its shades of green and blue to discover the authentic village of Nazaré and its enormous waves. or PACK "Terroir": you will leave with Léo, passionate about gastronomy, to discover regional products. You will meet our friend and fisherman Jorge who will share with you the treasures of the lagoon (hull, clam, sea bass, sole, sea bream, octopus) as well as its fishing secrets. You will then go on to visit a traditional Quinta with its magnificent vineyards with a tasting at the end, of course!! According to your rhythm and your desire, he will be able to push the visit as far as the saltworks of Rio Maior. Your day includes a picnic lunch in a secret location :-) Valid between September 2020 and March 2022 Transport costs not included According to your desires, we will advise you the best accommodation
  • Backers: 8

For €175

PACK "Surfer" ou PACK "Kitesurf"

Receive the PACK "Actor" + we propose you a discovery day together: You will start with a visit of the land, presentation of our garden, explanation of the local fauna and flora, the lagoon, and its tides, then you could choose between: PACK "Surfer”: you will leave with Lucas, a passionate surfer, for a day dedicated to surfing. He will make you discover our favorite surf spot (5 minutes from the land) for a presentation of the spots from Nazaré to Péniche. After a visit of FATUM (https://fatumsurfboards.com/) shaper's workshop in Péniche and your choice of board adapted to your level and conditions, you will leave for a session with Lucas 😊 or PACK "Kitesurfer”: you will leave with Baptiste, a passionate kitesurfer, for a day dedicated to the glide and the wind. At the end of the land, he will describe you the conditions of the spot between calm water and more sporty in the waves, the wind statistics, the practice of paragliding ... Then, for the confirmed ones, you will have the opportunity to leave together for a session with all the adequate equipment and for the beginners, a session with our partner KITECONTROL (https://www.kitecontrolportugal.com/). If the conditions are not good, which is rare, we plan a paddle ride on the lagoon. Your day includes a picnic lunch in a secret location :-) Valid between September 2020 and March 2022 Transport costs not included According to your desires, we will advise you on the best accommodation offers in the area
  • Backers: 5

For €220

PACK "Discovery"

Receive the PACK "Cultural" or " Terroir" + night in our partner hotel CAVALO DE MADEIRA (www.cavalodemadeira.com). This charming hotel seduced us by its atmosphere, its decoration, this village atmosphere with another view of the lagoon. You will be well there, we are sure of it. Valid between September 2020 and March 2022 Transport costs not included Subject to availability of the hotel (if necessary, other accommodation solutions will be proposed to you)
  • Backer: 1

For €275

PACK "Sensations"

Receive the PACK " Surf" or "Kitesurf"+ night in our partner hotel CAVALO DE MADEIRA (www.cavalodemadeira.com). This charming hotel seduced us by its atmosphere, its decoration, this village atmosphere with another view of the lagoon. You will be well there, we are sure of it. For the adventurous, we offer you a night under the stars in a tent on the land ;-) Valid between September 2020 and March 2022 Transport costs not included Subject to availability at the hotel (if necessary, other accommodation solutions will be proposed to you)
  • Backers: 4

For €400

Receive the PACK "Actor" + two nights half board under the stars for 2 people: You want to change the air, breathe the sea spray, you connect to the rhythm of the waves! We were sure of it! This PACK includes : 2 nights in tents on the land under the stars 2 breakfast baskets 2 picnic lunches 1 barbecue dinner 1 Bicycle Day 1 surfing session with Lucas 1 cultural visit: Obidos village, Nazaré, Rio Maior saltworks... Of course, we will be your private guides during this stay if you want us to :-) PACK "Actor ++": delivery within 3 months PACK "IRMÃOS LODGE": valid between May 2022 and May 2024 (excluding statutory holidays, festivals and bridges) Transport costs not included
  • Backer: 1

For €600

PACK "IRMAOS DA LAGOA LODGE - Let's hygge!" - from May 2022

Receive the PACK "Actor" + a wellness weekend for 2 people : Leave everything, come, and spend the weekend with us and activate the airplane mode! We will prepare you a nature and wellness weekend: 2 nights in one of our Suite Lodges of your choice between : Bom Sucesso, Nazaré and Cortiço. 2 Dinners for two with aperitif and food & wine pairing Breakfasts 2 Massages for two 2 morning yoga sessions for two 2 electric bikes You will come home relaxed, that is for sure! It remains to be seen who you will take... Value of the weekend for 2: 800 € Valid between May 2022 and May 2024 (excluding statutory holidays, festivals, and bridges) Transport costs not included
  • Backers: 5

For €1,500

PACK "LODGE IRMAOS DA LAGOA - Experience!" - from May 2022

Live the Irmãos experience to the fullest! Receive the PACK "Actor ++" + adventure and well-being week for 2 people : We have prepared a Mick Horn adventurer program for you! 6 nights with breakfasts in one of our lodges or tents for 2 4 dinners (aperitifs, food & wine pairings, water, and coffee) 1 picnic basket for 2 people 1 introduction to fishing for cockles which will be cooked for your lunch afterwards 2 kitesurfing initiations with a private teacher for 2 hours. 2 electric mountain bikes at your disposal for 2 days 1 outing in the company of a nature guide or sports coach Value of the adventure stay for 2: 2 000€. Valid between May 2022 and May 2024 (excluding statutory holidays, festivals and bridges) Transport costs not included

For €4,500

PACK "LODGE IRMAOS DA LAGOA - Make yourself at home (at last almost)"

Receive the PACK "Gourmand" + privatization of the hotel for 1 day and 1 night (starting May 2022): It is hard to find a place of your own when you are traveling at more than 30. What if a charming hotel offered to put at your disposal its 16 bungalows and 10 glamping tents? We are only suggesting, but it is still a godsend for your professional meetings or family parties... Night with breakfast (up to 60 people, 26 double beds max.) Dinner with food and wine Value of the privatization of the hotel during the week: 6 700€ PACK "Gourmand": delivery within 3 months - PACK "IRMÃOS LODGE": valid between May 2022 and May 2024 (valid during the week only, except July/August, festivals, and bridges) Transport costs not included

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