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If you have already decided to live in Portugal and you have your heart set on purchasing a typical Portuguese Farm / Quinta then you may certainly be impressed with the quality of properties that are available for sale. The farm in Portugal usually has a large main residence which is surrounded by land which may or may not be used for agriculture cultivation. In many cases the farm will also have a number of guest houses or additional buildings.

In days gone by, many of the farms in Portugal where occupied by the wealthier families with the large tracts of land which surrounded these properties being worked by either local or migrating labour. Many of the Quinta’s where what we would call the typical working Portuguese farm with the gentry either paying a salary to the labourer or sharing in the wealth of the production from the land.

After the revolution in 1974 many of the farms in Portugal, were abandoned by their owners and left to fall in to the hands of the local populace whom had stayed around. In fact many of the Quinta’s were taken over and occupied by those whom had at one stage worked for the legal owners. Today, many of the labourers still own and occupy these properties although in many cases the agriculture production has diminished quite significantly.

Many of the farms in Portugal for sale today fall into two main categories, either the Quinta which has been maintained or restored to provide an adequate or luxury residence or the Quinta that was abandoned and was allowed to fall into ruins. There has also been a surge in the newly constructed Quinta in Portugal which can now be found to occupy some of the most beautiful lands available with some even being close to the coast and truly providing a home of luxury to live in Portugal.

Where there is still agriculture production on these properties many of the newly planted crops have strayed away from the traditional vegetable crop and have moved on to the growing of grapevines for the production of Portuguese wines, a phase that hopefully one day will be reversed. 

There are no hard and fast rules on the typical price that one would pay for a farm in Portugal, as this will be determined by the age, condition, location and services available such as water or sewage and so on of the property. You may however be able to buy a Portugal Property in ruins for as little as twenty thousand Euros yet at the other end of the scale you can pay well in excess of ten million Euros. For those of you who are coming to live in Portugal, the opportunity to own and potentially work a Portuguese Quinta should be well worth the price paid. In many respects if we were all able to produce more goods locally it may just help us build a more sustainable world.