Hi all, I travelled to the Fundao area of Portugal a couple of years ago and looked at some land while I was there. I found a piece that was about 3 acres, had electric and water and a derelict house. I had the idea to rebuild the house for me to live in and start a camping/holiday business Inc building a couple of log cabins as a start and seeing how this goes for a while then maybe liking to expand if it got successful. I have read some of the threads on your site and I'm beginning to realise that my dream may not be as straight forward as I first thought. I see people posting that they are thinking of doing it on a tight budget whereas I'm not quite in that situation, I don't have an endless pot of cash however. I do realise from my visit that the area that I looked is not exactly on the beaten tourist path and having read some of your threads already I see that there are many procedures and hoops to jump through. So I suppose my question is: has anyone managed to do this or tried and failed? The last thing I wasn't to do is make a plan to go for this and it not work so any information, guidance, advice will be received gratefully.