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Everything you need to know to prepare for a new life in the tranquility, beauty and warmth of Europe’s most westerly country.

All that’s left is to pack your suitcase.

1. Getting...

Vilamoura World, the “master developer” in charge of developing the world-famous resort, is due to unveil a series of projects at the Mipim fair in Cannes (France), described as the world’s “...

Seven partners have joined forces at Sustainable Superstore in Almancil to provide energy-saving services and products.
House renovations and new build, solar power, hot water systems, led...

In May last year, the Mediterranean Garden Association (Portugal) took the first positive steps towards establishing a botanic garden in the Algarve. The site of approximately 1,000sqm in the...

In Walnut Creek, California, north of San Francisco, is a magical garden where, for the last 47 years, succulents and cacti, interspersed with trees and native plants, have grown and thrived to...

Portugal’s property market continued to boom among foreigner buyers in 2017. Data shows that a quarter of the homes that were for sale were sold to foreign buyers last year. Most of them were...

Property prices in Portugal are expected to grow at an average annual rate of 6% in the next five years. The trend is apparently ‘here to stay’ and is largely explained by “too much demand and not...

Like the Algarve, a good-sized (and growing) area of the world has a “Mediterranean” climate. This means that during a large part of the year we have little to no rain, and these arid conditions...

Mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR) explained

MVHR is a multi-room ducted system that combines supply and extract ventilation in one solution. It continuously provides fresh...

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