Algarve Fabfarm is a mix of low and high tech. We started it on an old long forgotten farm, and we are really building everything from scratch. I started building the infrastructure of the farm in the late 2016, from roads, lake (rainwater collection), renovating a ruin, build the lab machines to setting up a solar grid. We are mostly off the grid.
We are in the western Algarve, Portugal in a secluded farmland, 20 minutes from beautiful surf beaches.
The lab already has many 3D printers, laser cutter a big and small CNC mill and many more power and hand tools.
Our Farm Lab besides the usual fab lab equipment will have around rooms for guests and a few more rooms for sponsored residents and staff. We will serve farmers or just anybody; artists, inventors, surfers, hackers…
The idea is to farm with help of tech, or to tech with help of the farm :-).
We are creating a space were thinkers, makers & farmers can learn, create and share technology to improve everyone’s lives. So come and volunteer with us to help make this dream come true!