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Business: Monetise your "Quinta"

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Business: Monetise your "Quinta"
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Written by  Laurinda Seabra
Tuesday, 01 August 2017 01:20

The green movement is probably the main reason why so many people are getting attracted toward these types of businesses and there is no doubt that it has resulted in continuous increase in the demand for services and products offered by rural communities.

As the world changes, people are changing with it. A new wave of opportunities is now arising.

There are rural business ideas that are getting rapid popularity and are growing in number.

The credit also goes to the rapid growth and advancements in the field of technology, especially the Internet, which has proved to be very helpful in connecting rural businesses with the rest of the world. Knowledge is the key to make the most informed decision on which rural business idea is going to be the most suitable choice for you. With it there's been a growth in Nature Tourism Or Agri-Tourism which is wide open in the Algarve. This sector of the tourism industry continues to grow, and nature tourism or agri-tourism has emerged as one of the most popular segment in this industry.

Below we give you a snapshot of rural business ideas for which you could levy a fee, be it showing them parts of your "Quinta" or just for hosting people in your venue. Even if you are not farming but living in a countryside place that is surrounded with beautiful natural areas, you can invite tourists and take them out for natural photography safari, birdhouse-building workshops, and for bird watching. You may also consider hosting gardening event workshops in your family garden at a certain fee.

Micro-eco farming is also emerging as one of the most popular rural business ideas.

Find out a specific food item that is special to your climate or the place you are living in. Grow it on your property and then shape it into a unique product that is not available elsewhere in your area.

For example, you can consider raising grass-fed goats on your meadows and then make artisan cheese products using the goat milk. Likewise, you can also consider selling family recipe pasta sauce by growing tomatoes that specifically grow well in your area. Or you could start a country bed and breakfast.

There is no need to renovate a ruin and spend thousands of Euros, instead you could simply renovate a barn, build a small boy scout-like shelter, or just allow tents or caravans into your property. The idea is to offer your guests authentic rural experiences.





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