“Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.”

- Gary Snyder

Who we are


We are a family living in this amazing valley and we invite you to enjoy this natural sanctuary we live in. We try to live in community spirit, caring for our food gardens and seeds, hosting volunteers, workers and visitors, so there is always a warm and alternative international vibe in the air. 

We, the hosts, have two kids, we are well traveled psychotherapists, we are into Permaculture and Conscious Nutrition, searching purity and worshiping Nature.

We are easygoing, we like to socialize as much as enjoying privacy, and engage in paradigm shift talks and most important we want you to feel totally at ease to follow your rhythm.





Juliana Estevez

Born in Brazil, between the madness of São Paulo and the clean air of her family farm, lived between extreme paradoxes until the age of 22, when graduated in clinical psychology.

While In Portugal started a long journey first studying and later teaching, different subjects: psychological astrology, body psychotherapy, and then her great passion, the Analytical Psychology of Carl Jung. Founded the first Jungian school in the country, lectured and kept her practice for 15 years. Having found the love of her life, and having had 2 beautiful children, profound changes began to shake her foundations and decided to leave the artificiality of the city to the source of all archetypes: Nature. In nature she fell in love with seeds, trees, water. The cycles she had studied so deeply in the past became alive and filled with colors, smells, sensations.

Magical plants that interact with consciousness became her new source of knowledge, and the books gave way to an inspiring inner landscape. Extremist. Ambitious. Her non-goal is Enlightenment. Trusts ecstasy as a personal method. Only rest when exhausted. Does not fear chaos. Permaculture, Mythology, Community and Friendship are her foundations.

Wisdom, Commitment and Abundance are her bright principles.

Núbia and Luca growing in the paradise of Orada is her legacy.

David is her passion and her haven. "Unfuck" the (inner and outer) world is her mission.

Orada is (her) Home.

David Rafael

Geared with MacGiver like resourcefulness since youth, left to Amsterdam in 1997 as Indiana Jones only to escape Academia and ended up ridding the corporate Internet/Telecom bubble as a troubleshooter.

Dry and blue of seeking meaning within Corporate realms decided to study Psychology in parallel as an escape clause for a rainy day. Worked as translator for a short while and loved it. In 2005 moved to Brussels HQ of British Telecom as the last nail in his corporate coffin with the aim to regain key global accounts as a Service Account Mgr only to succeed, burn-out and return back to his mother soil in 2007.

Best move ever: married best Jungian Analyst ever,  became group psychotherapist, specialised in Psychodrama therapy and 'Gifts Compass', coined and structured Kosmicare (psychedelic harm reduction festival standard) at Boom Festival. In 2013 moved to SW  Portugal countryside, raising 2 free range kids, doing couples therapy, took over a dormant retreat farm and gave it life taking permaculture and reencounter with Nature as key values to showcase a transitional lifestyle as inspiration to resettle into nature sustainably and co-exist with the forces of conscious manifestation - as a translator again.

Currently fine tuning his off-grid nano-nation as a long term contribution to 'unfuck' the word.

Has dreams, long term - kids.

Born and raised in SE Asia, George’s appreciation for nature was honed over years of long and thoughtful observation of the subtropical country parks of Hong Kong, where he was involved with the environmental movement from a young age. He has been studying permaculture for the last 10 years, having found in it a brilliant framework for environmental action. In 2014 he started the teaching group Circle Permaculture which partners with farms and ecological education sites to run well-organised Permaculture Design Certificate courses. He is on theCertifying Teachers Register of the Permaculture Association UK. Aside from teaching, he is a long term practitioner of yoga and meditation, a poet and songwriter, slackliner and avid hiker.


Phone: +351 918 82 5744                                                                                E-mail: silence@orada.eu

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