Ananda Valley is a settlement focused on all-round sustainability (environmental, economic and social sustainability) and local development, with a vision of being a model for sustainable 21st century living.

Ananda Valley is located in a gorgeous green valley in the centre of Portugal near the beautiful Serra da Estrela Nature Reserve. Over the last years we transformed this lush but abandoned valley into a habitable place.

Our land currently covers 50 hectares comprehensive of wild forests, a beautiful river, several scattered ruins, small springs, wild fruit trees and also 11 hectares of certified organic agriculture land.

Recently we built a simple suspension bridge, several compost toilets, six solar heated showers, two warehouses for activities and farming, and we are currently improving the camping area with a capacity for 300-400 people.


Sarkar’s vision for MU’s all over the world?¬†

The moment of inspiration to start a MU in portugal, paul. 

Finding the location. 

The growth over the past 8 years. What has been developed? How many people visited? 


A New Socio Economic Model

Ananda Valley is part of the change towards a new socio economic model; PROUT (Progressive Utilization Theory). Learn more about this here; 

Meet the team

At Ananda Valley, many people come and go, but some are here to stay, we call this our ‘core team’. A small group of dedicated minds, working together to bring more love, more awareness and more sustainability into the world every day.¬†