Deep in the rich and diverse agricultural heartlands of the Alentejo region in Portugal.
Villagers were going about their simple everyday life with some tending to their farms while others dine with their families, feasting on the locally grown produce below the sunny deep blue skies, surrounded by steep cone shaped hills and wide open planes while the animals graze anxiously on the thick lush grass.
Back in London however an adventurous character had spontaneously decided to suddenly buy a property deep in the wilds of Portugal without:
Ever visiting the region,
Never driving abroad,
Never flying alone
and with absolutely no knowledge of the property buying process in a foreign land.
On this fine Sunday morning the dream was born and this would suddenly start to flourish into reality as a bid was accepted.
At that point the reality dawned, but any negative thoughts were quickly replaced by dreams of adventure on another one of life’s little journeys in this quiet tranquil village yet close enough to an energetic and unspoilt natural coastline, where the power of nature leaves you feeling overwhelmed as the powerful swells of the Atlantic comes crashing in to the formation of works scattered around the golden beaches, sending white water cascading across the soft sand.
With this in mind what could possibly go wrong you have to wonder?
If you would like to find out you can read the whole story in the book that author wrote on his experiences
Lee Middleman made the move to Alentejo and wrote a book on his experiences, not only is this is a book of adventure but it really helps to inspire others to follow their dreams as it takes you through the entire journey from the start to the end with a few little twists and turns along the way. You can find the book here: My Little Casa - Book link