Project 2100 is our multi-generation vision to live a sane and fulfilling rural life in Portugal.
It's a long-term goal with the shorter and mid-term goals of financial stability, income generation, a mobile studio vehicle and ultimately a homestead.
3,000 cost-covering and investment euros a month is our first goal, that we trust will unlock the later stages...
The Good Morning Portugal! show is the beating heart of a positive and eclectic community that we think has its heart in the right place. There is something about the GuMPers and their outlook, values and joie de vivre!
Our aim is to inspire, inform and entertain people (GuMPers, lurkers and even normal people) with an interest in the particular gift that Portugal has to offer. We are told we have been the catalyst that has brought many new people to Portugal in the last couple of years and have connected people who already live here in a meaningful way often in a way that defies rational description.
This we will continue to do because I (Carl) love what goes on every weekday morning and am so honoured to be able to do this work - gladly leaving my bed each morning, and often working late into the night (like now), to provide a focal point with the show whilst constantly researching and innovating new ways to engage, inspire and support 'Portugal-loving people'.
We are a family of five with young children who do not live an extravagant life by many standards, and we have a dream and vision that extends far beyond these two generations, which we trust will contribute to a healthier, saner and more fulfilling society in years and generations to come. This is WHY we moved to Portugal in the first place as we recognised it to be a kind, fertile and wholesome backdrop for our hopes for the future.
Our short-term dream that the Good Morning Portugal! 'movement' creates a sustainable income such that our family can enjoy a simple and joyful lifestyle. Once stable and sustainable in the short and medium term, our hope is that even greater investments of 'time, talent and treasure' can lead to the fruition of our longer term dream that will benefit our family, society, country, continent and the planet.
Project2100, as we call it, is the creation of an abundant and sustainable homestead that nourishes family life on every level - physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. It will recall and implement the great traditions of rural Portuguese life that we could argue are in danger of dying in the rush to urbanize, globalize and corporatize human life. We want this for our own children and their children, and to be a beacon, model and inspiration to anyone else to whom this make senses or longs for it.
This is a BIG (impactful) and LONG-TERM (multi-generational) vision and we invite you to take part in it, to a level that delights and benefits you.
Covering worldly costs - money/treasure - is of course vital and contributes to a robust sustainability. So we invite you to support us by joining one of our membership levels to suit your needs and desires. Cash is definitely needed to literally keep the show on the road!
'Time and talent' are equally important and valued by us. As we collaborate, co-create and contribute to each other's lives and the futures we dream of, the gifts of time, compassion and expertise really can make all the difference.
You know where we are every morning if you want to talk about this vision publicly and you can email us at carl@goodmorningportugal,com or WhatsApp (00 351) 913 590 303
This is a vision that we trust will be a contribution to all, and will take us beyond the current limitations that cause so many to feel unfulfilled, unresolved or just plain unhappy.