TDFTraditional Dream Factory

We are living in an age of transformation. Our species has built technology & tools enabling it to reign over the natural kingdom, but in the process we have exhausted the natural resources of the planet, and altered it's ecology to the point of entering the 6th mass extinction event.

Earth has lost 50% of its wildlife in the past 40 years [1]

If we do not radically change the way that we live over the next few decades we will lose most natural species, including ourselves.

We are here to prototype a better way. We believe that humans are kind by design [2], and are commited to promoting biodiversity, restauration of water cycles, regeneration of the soils, and regeneration of souls.

We believe that our creativity is our greatest asset, and that we can channel our collective inteligence towards planetary regeneration. We believe in using technology for good, and in replacing ownership with stewarship.

We are here to re:imagine how we live together, to put into practice years of research in creating abundant food systems that work with nature, to retain water in our soils and avoid erosion and droughts, to create human living systems that leave a positive trace on it's environment (view our impact map).

This is not idealism or optimism. We are realists, and it is time that our modern societies wake up to the call. A new Earth is waiting. In this new planet, we are the stewards of our spaceship. In this new world, we thrive by promoting biodiversity and being in the service of the greater ecosystem that we are a part of. We must re:learn to be part of Nature, and to respect its delicate cycles.

Join the dreamers & the makers of tomorrow.

We are a regenerative living & creation collective based in Alentejo, Portugal.

We are engineers, artists, permaculturists, scientists, innovators, nomads.

  1. Step one,

    Learn more

  2. Step two,

    Read Pink Paper

  3. Step three,

    Become Member

  1. Earth has lost half of its wildlife in the past 40 years, says WWF

  2. Human kind - a hopeful history, Rutger Bregman.
TDF Area map
Traditional Dream Factory area map. Purple is the land we own (coliving), yellow is the 5ha currently leased that we are regenerating, and yellow+green is the 25ha option to buy (it has a small farm, old windmill, a river, multiple agricultural dependencies, and includes 4000 sqm urbanizable land).
Architectural plans
Architectural plans: 14 suites, 3 studios, 1 house, natural swimming pool, coworking, restaurant and event space - CRU architects.


Winter '20

  1. 🏭 Purchased Factory
  2. πŸ“ Hired CRU architects and drafted plans
  3. πŸ•οΈ Acquired 10 glamping tents
  4. πŸ–ŠοΈ Drafted and signed a lease on the 5ha of land next to the factory, with an option to buy 25ha.
  5. πŸ“œ Created Pink Paper, cost estimate & tokenization model

Spring '21

  1. 🏭 Connected electricity, city water, solar power, cleaned up house & warehouses, setup the glamping tents
  2. 🍳 Temporary industrial kitchen setup
  3. πŸ–₯️ Setup a coworking space, built furniture
  4. πŸ’¦ Initial irrigation of gardens
  5. πŸ—ΊοΈ Topography of land
  6. 🌳 Planted 30+ trees & a first productive garden, removed fences, created compost

Summer '21

  1. ⚑ Built basic infrastructure to host 100+ people: compost toilets, showers, bar, parking spaces
  2. 🍻 Built bar and ran electricity lines throughout lands
  3. πŸ–ŠοΈ Incorporated "Enseada Sonhadora S.A."

Fall '21

  1. 🌳 Covered deforested hill with nitrogen fixing crops & planted 1500 trees
  2. πŸ”₯ Built sauna
  3. 🏠 Insulated the house
  4. πŸ₯³ Hosted first big events: re:build & Primal gatherings
  5. 🌱 Setup a tree nursery from seeds collected in the area
  6. πŸ“ Architectural plans in final phase
  7. πŸ–ŠοΈ Legal structure & DAO model updated

Winter '21

  1. πŸ’€ TDF closed for the winter
  2. 🏠️ Engineering review & prepare 2022 construction roadmap
  3. πŸ–₯️ Develop an MVP of Closer platform (we are building an operating system for land stewardship cmmunities!)
  4. πŸ–ŠοΈ Preparation of DAO launch

Spring '22

  1. 🌳 Add additional biodiversity & cover crops to forest
  2. πŸ–₯️ Launch Closer MVP with ability to handle bookings, events & tasks
  3. 🏠️ Complete renovation of house & start insulation of coliving building
  4. πŸ’° Raise capital for the first phases of construction
  5. πŸ—³οΈ Start onboarding community onto DAO governance systems

Summer '22 (expected)

  1. 🏠️ Construction of first 6 suites
  2. πŸ’¦ Setup gray & black water systems
  3. ⚑ Electrical & plumbing infrastructure

Fall '22 (expected)

  1. 🌳 Plant food forest in collaboration with Marc Leiber
  2. 🏠️ Build out 8 additional suites, renovate cafe, event space & coworking

Summer '23 (expected)

Go Live!

  1. πŸ–ŠοΈ Execute purchase option on reminder 25Ha of land
  2. πŸ’° Tokens become liquid and can be resold
  3. 🏠️ Members can check in using their tokens directly