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welcome to
LAGAR A FONTE CANSADA


 

a place to dwell, an experience to share

The Project

Translated to “Mill at the Tired Fountain",

LAGAR A FONTE CANSADA is a majestic property tucked away in the countryside of Estremoz - a place of historic Portuguese architecture abundant in serene beauty. We found this beautiful, worn down, neglected building and could immediately see it's potential & charm. We developed our architectural plans & vision to give this old  Lagar a new life, we have been in love ever since. Our mission is to create a sense of place & environment to fill the senses to share in memorable experiences for years to come.

 

We are currently under development and completing our outdoor living areas,

a courtyard with patios & gardens with a open air art studio for future workshops, private events and more. This summer & fall as the gardens become rich and abundant we hope to invite you to experience the the charm

of Lagar á Fonte Cansada with us.

 

Please keep in touch! 

Ola, Como esta

We are Amavel & Tina

Amavel Portuguese & Tina British. After both immigrating to the US spending many years living & working in San Francisco, Ca. designing building homes & gardens it was time for a change. We wanted to find a more sustainable slower pace of life and felt we could not find that in the US. We decided to look for property in Amavel’s home town and found & fell in love with this property. Combining our 35 yrs of experience & backgrounds in construction, landscaping & a love of design the concept for our new home was born. On an adventure of our lifetime together we are fusing our experience & expertise building our passion project surrounded by nature, tranquility and a sense of place in the Alentejo region, that is rich in history, tradition, culture

and a thriving community.

Lagar a Fonte Cansada

a place to dwell an experience to share.

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Estremoz,Portugal

 

Enjoying Nature's Seasons 
& Slow Living in the Alentejo

The process of working on our land, developing the Lagar & gardens, watching the fruits of our labor grow is truly rewarding and something we want to share with you.

See below what is going on in our gardens now.


SPRINGTIME&SUMMER 
at the LAGAR


Do you need help designing & planning a vision for your landscape & garden? Do you need guidance creating your outdoor living space?
 

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Working remote or in person
I CAN HELP YOU
PLAN / DESIGN / MANAGE
YOUR LANDSCAPE & GARDEN
.
 

My experience as a landscape designer + gardener has been specialized in 
dry gardens, drought tolerant plants & water-wise landscapes. I focus on
keeping in tune with nature & our changing climate, with a concentration on  
MEDITERRANEAN CLIMATE ZONES. 


From a seed of an idea, I grew my successful
San Francisco-based Landscaping firm into a flourishing business encompassing garden landscape design & staging for rooftops terraces & patios, floral arranging & greening for events, garden decor products and pottery production. I sold this business to relocate to Portugal to my husbands home town of Estremoz, and I am happy to offer my 20 years of experience to help you create your vision.


-Tina Calloway
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Tina

Landscape Designer + Gardener 

 

Over 20 years experience in Mediterranean Climate Zones