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SerVivo was planted over 20 years ago and since then, has grown into a small community as well as a well know retreat centre. With the intention to assist healing and enable people to blossom through dance, creativity and family, SerVivo continues to feed the humanity. 

Today, more than five thousand people have visited SerVivo at its present location, aptly situated in an ancient valley of the beautiful and potent Arrábida National Park, Portugal. 

We invite you join the many people who have used our space to host an event, or as an individual to take part in our weekly classes and regular retreats. We also welcome guests who want to experience a short community lifestyle, as well as volunteers keen to help us improve the space. 

BECOME A MEMBER / SHARES

Do you want to support SerVivo? Become a member! Buy a share!

Why? Because with every share you buy, you own a little part of SerVivo and, contribute to the healing and growth of thousands of people who benefit from our project.

Read about the creation of SerVivo here and, more specifically about our financial history and how you can support us, below.

Previously we rented the land where SerVivo is situated. At the end of 2020 we learned that half of our land would go to auction because the then-owners could not pay back their debts to the bank (the other half already belonged to the bank).

SerVivo as an association did not have the money to save it so we took private loans from three wonderful supporters and together founded a cooperative, to keep this project going, to keep serving our people. On May 27 2021, together we bought half of SerVivo’s land for 127,500€.

Now, through the legal form of a cooperative we are able to let the people around us, the SerVivo family and everyone else who wants to support us, become co-owners by buying shares.

It is thanks to this support that we can pay back our debts and continue growing our amazing project. Maybe at some point in the future we will even be able to retrieve the other half of land back from the bank and, improve it for a more environmentally friendly, sustainable and comfortable space.

You might ask what would be your benefit. What do you get out of it?

Most of all you support a project which does it’s best to serve humanity. Read about our vision and mission here. 

Being completely honest, if you are looking for maximum profit, this is not the place to invest. And yet we want to honour your support and offer every shareholder some benefits. The size of your gain depends on the size of your investment. 

One share has the value of 100€, you can buy up to 500 shares.

We have divided the benefits into three different groups:

Category I: 

If you buy 1-10 shares, we offer you:

15% off for 5 weekly classes or treatments

Category II: 

If you buy 11-100 shares, we offer you:

15% off for 10 weekly classes or treatments

10% off for 3 events

3 days of free stay as a visitor in SerVivo (accommodation only)

Category III: 

If you buy 101-500 shares, we offer you: 

15% off from 15 weekly classes or treatments

15% off from 5 events

10 days of free stay as a visitor in SerVivo (accommodation only)

The promotion of your event / business on our website if it’s in line with our vision and mission

When you buy shares, you receive a certificate showing the value of your shares. This certificate is in accordance with the Portuguese law and checked by our lawyer.

In case you’re wondering, what if you want to sell your shares because you need the money back?

This is not a problem; we can buy the shares back from you. We just ask you for a little bit of patience and time. Since we want to work with the money you invest and not only store it at the bank, it will take us moving money around to pay you back. Due to this, the time between you telling us you want to sell your shares and getting the money from us, based on your share category, will take:

Category I: 2 weeks

Category II: 2 months

Category III: 1 year

The procedure of buying shares is very simple and it starts with sending us an email, to info@servivo.earth 

Please include your full name, your address and the amount of shares you want to buy.

After some conversation, we will exchange with you our bank details and as soon as the transfer is complete, we will send you an official certificate which shows the value of your shares and their functions. This document simultaneously acts as a contract between you and SerVivo.

If you have any questions regarding the above information, please don’t hesitate to contact us at info@servivo.earth

DIRECTIONS TO SERVIVO

By Airplane

The nearest airport to SerVivo is Lisbon, Humberto Delgado Airport. From there you can use public transport or hire a car. Follow below instructions for directions from the Airport to SerVivo.

Instructions from Lisbon Airport to SerVivo via public transport:

Metro 

Take the metro (pink line) from Aeroporto for 3 stops until Oriente.

Next

Bus 

Leave the metro using the stairs or lift, and arrive at the outdoor, Oriente bus station. 

Take bus 565 from buss stop number 21. 

Stay on the bus for approximately 50 minutes until you reach Palmela, Terminal 3. 

Next

Drive 

From Palmela you can arrange a taxi (10 minute drive, approx €6-8)

OR

Walk

Head west towards a roundabout. Take the first exist (to the left) onto Estrada do Vale dos Barris/CM1054

Walk for approximately 3.1km until you reach SerVivo. It is located on the left side of the road

Instructions from Lisbon Airport to SerVivo via car:

Enter the E1. 

Take exit 14 towards A12 Sul.

Keep right at the fork, follow signs for A12 Sul/P.te V. Gama.

Take the A12 over Ponte Vasco Da Gama and follow for approximately 35 km. Use the right lane to keep right at the fork, and follow signs for A2/E90/Setúbal/Lisboa/Almada.

Take exit 1 for A2 towards Lisboa/Almada/Palmela.

Take exit 4 for N252 toward Montijo/Palmela.

At the roundabout, take the 3rd exist into Av. Alberto Valente/N252.

At the next roundabout, take the 1st exist into Av. 25 de Abril.

At the next round about, continue straight to stay on Av. 25 de Abril.

At the next roundabout, take the 2nd exist and stay on Av.25 de Abril.

At the next roundabout, take the 3rd exist into Estrada do Vale dos Barris/CM1054.

Follow the road for approx 3.1km until you reach SerVivo located on the left side of the road.

Instructions from Lisbon to SerVivo via Car:

From North/East Lisbon

Usually the fastest route by car (includes a toll road)

Take the A2 over Ponte 25 de Abril to exit Lisbon and follow for approximately 35 km.

Take exit 4 for N252 toward Montijo/Palmela.

At the roundabout, take the 3rd exist into Av. Alberto Valente/N252.

At the next roundabout, take the 1st exist into Av. 25 de Abril.

At the next round about, continue straight to stay on Av. 25 de Abril.

At the next roundabout, take the 2nd exist and stay on Av.25 de Abril.

At the next roundabout, take the 3rd exist into Estrada do Vale dos Barris/CM1054.

Follow the road for approx 3.1km until you reach SerVivo located on the left side of the road.

From South/West Lisbon

Usually the fastest route by car (includes a toll road)

Take the A12 over Ponte Vasco Da Gama and follow for approximately 35 km. Use the right lane to keep right at the fork, and follow signs for A2/E90/Setúbal/Lisboa/Almada.

Take exit 1 for A2 towards Lisboa/Almada/Palmela.

Take exit 4 for N252 toward Montijo/Palmela.

At the roundabout, take the 3rd exist into Av. Alberto Valente/N252.

At the next roundabout, take the 1st exist into Av. 25 de Abril.

At the next round about, continue straight to stay on Av. 25 de Abril.

At the next roundabout, take the 2nd exist and stay on Av.25 de Abril.

At the next roundabout, take the 3rd exist into Estrada do Vale dos Barris/CM1054.

Follow the road for approx 3.1km until you reach SerVivo located on the left side of the road.

Instructions from Lisbon to SerVivo via public transport:

Bus 

Arrive at Oriente bus station. 

Take bus 565 from buss stop number 21. 

Stay on the bus for approximately 50 minutes until you reach Palmela, Terminal 3. 

Next

Drive 

From Palmela you can arrange a taxi (10 minute drive, approx €6-8)

OR

Walk

Head west towards a roundabout. Take the first exist (to the left) onto Estrada do Vale dos Barris/CM1054

Walk for approximately 3.1km until you reach SerVivo. It is located on the left side of the road.