Fazmor Casa Branca

Building a Makers project which starts with the physical reconstruction of the buildings

Armezam Z, Adua 7050-160 Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal

Makerspace

Space size 1000 m²

Opened in January 2021

Structure type Company

Explored in February 2020


In 2020 started an interesting project in Portugal supported by the founder of DIY Praha (HANK). He decided to leave Cz.Republic for a new challenge: Creating a makerspace in an abandoned village including 5 houses for hosting Makers in Residency!

Contact

+46 70 461 08 90
Member of VULCA

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Main interests

Technology - machines & tools Social initiatives Community Entrepreneurship Art & culture Craftsmanship hobby project

This workshop is great for:

Non-profit organisations Craftsmen Artists Entrepreneurs Makers pro General public Every single person & organisation!

MAKER RESIDENCY 2022 - FAZMOR

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Our workshop

Learn more about our space, members, machines & services!

We are ready (finally) to welcome makers to Casa Branca and Montemor-O-Novo!

Even if we are still in the construction and renovation process, we are interested to welcome internationals makers for a minimum of 6 weeks to help us make this initiative possible.

We’re already providing workshops to locals and when we have free time we re-build this place to “officially” open soon a multipurpose workshop and design space in an open collaborative environment to meet the needs of craftspeople of all skill levels.

  • Do you have 6 weeks ahead of you in 2022?
  • Do you have skills to share with others and you want to improve your building skills?
  • Do you have experienced community projects so far?

Contact us and be part of the experience!

Casa Branca is a village created in the 1860s, due also to its good water reserves, to support the railroad lines in Alentejo.

It became the main train line junction, from Lisbon (the capital) to either Beja and Évora – two major settlements in Portugal’s mid-region. With a once booming population of 600, it has since been reduced to a population of 80 individuals, mirroring what happened in many inner villages in Portugal.

This left a significant real estate complex in the hands of the railroad company and of the Portuguese public infrastructure company.

Most of this infrastructure is now abandoned and ready for the takeover of a major makers movement vision and project.

World of mouth then made Hank hear about this story! He loved this story and proposed to close his makerspace in Czech Republic and bring his +3 containers equipment to Casa Branca!

No more hesitation between the both parties (Hank and the Montemor-O-Novo municipality) a year after the cooperation contract was signed!

FAZMOR is young but quickly met the curiosity of people living in the village and around and also bring makers from the capital already!

Hank is the sparkle that put the project into light with now a large panel of people involved around.

It would be too long to mention all the faces you can meet in FAZMOR but let’s take some of them like Pedro, Ana, Gabriela, Gianluigi, Guilherme, (…) so as you can see, FAZMOR has a growing and supportive community.

We are confident to reach the ultimate goal to launch and settle a makers community of reference in Portugal, to facilitate and provide an enabling environment for the current and next generation of makers in this side of the world.

The village of Casa Branca decided to give us (Fazmor) free access to some of their building for 30 years!

This incredible partnership makes this project a new turn! We, as makers, have gotten a green light to invest energy and skills for the long term!

Of course, we are willing to work hard to attract funds from a large scope of possibilities like

  • By providing services for those that need access to our tools and help,
  • Also we are open to collaboration with the public sector as school or university,
  • Membership and donation
  • Open for grants on any project that suits our values and skills

We are ready (finally) to welcome makers to Casa Branca and Montemor-O-Novo!

Even if we are still in the construction and renovation process, we are interested to welcome internationals makers for a minimum of 6 weeks to help us make this initiative possible.

We’re already providing workshops to locals and when we have free time we re-build this place to “officially” open soon a multipurpose workshop and design space in an open collaborative environment to meet the needs of craftspeople of all skill levels.

  • Do you have 6 weeks ahead of you in 2022?
  • Do you have skills to share with others and you want to improve your building skills?
  • Do you have experienced community projects so far?

Contact us and be part of the experience!

Casa Branca is a village created in the 1860s, due also to its good water reserves, to support the railroad lines in Alentejo.

It became the main train line junction, from Lisbon (the capital) to either Beja and Évora – two major settlements in Portugal’s mid-region. With a once booming population of 600, it has since been reduced to a population of 80 individuals, mirroring what happened in many inner villages in Portugal.

This left a significant real estate complex in the hands of the railroad company and of the Portuguese public infrastructure company.

Most of this infrastructure is now abandoned and ready for the takeover of a major makers movement vision and project.

World of mouth then made Hank hear about this story! He loved this story and proposed to close his makerspace in Czech Republic and bring his +3 containers equipment to Casa Branca!

No more hesitation between the both parties (Hank and the Montemor-O-Novo municipality) a year after the cooperation contract was signed!

FAZMOR is young but quickly met the curiosity of people living in the village and around and also bring makers from the capital already!

Hank is the sparkle that put the project into light with now a large panel of people involved around.

It would be too long to mention all the faces you can meet in FAZMOR but let’s take some of them like Pedro, Ana, Gabriela, Gianluigi, Guilherme, (…) so as you can see, FAZMOR has a growing and supportive community.

We are confident to reach the ultimate goal to launch and settle a makers community of reference in Portugal, to facilitate and provide an enabling environment for the current and next generation of makers in this side of the world.

The village of Casa Branca decided to give us (Fazmor) free access to some of their building for 30 years!

This incredible partnership makes this project a new turn! We, as makers, have gotten a green light to invest energy and skills for the long term!

Of course, we are willing to work hard to attract funds from a large scope of possibilities like

  • By providing services for those that need access to our tools and help,
  • Also we are open to collaboration with the public sector as school or university,
  • Membership and donation
  • Open for grants on any project that suits our values and skills

Technologies & processes available

Wood working tools Metal working tools CNC Textile machines

Services offered

Building together a team of makers Community center Coaching & project mentoring Social Innovation

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