BY KATIE - MYGREENPOD, 06 Sept '19

Affordable retirement in a modern-day Shangri-La

This article first appeared in our Restoration Revolution issue of MyGreenPod Magazine, distributed with The Guardian on 06 Sept 2019. Click here to subscribe to our digital edition and get each issue delivered straight to your inbox

If escaping the rat race and relocating to the natural beauty of southern Portugal has ever appealed, this opportunity could be for you.

Peter Hall has set out to create ‘one of the greenest healthy living hotels ever conceived’, and says it will give users ‘the opportunity to live in harmony with nature and the natural world.’

The Green Man Hotel, to be built in the sunny Algarve, will be a unique, eco-friendly and sustainable off-grid hotel complex – a healthy Blue Zone-style longevity resort with infrastructure and systems to enable clients to live a longer, happier, healthier, well-balanced life, so they can look forward to and enjoy many more active years ahead.

Aimed mainly at early retirees looking for a simpler, stress-free and more tranquil life, The Green Man Hotel will provide a high-quality lifestyle, with the opportunity to breathe clean, unpolluted air, drink pure, fresh water and eat nutritious, organic food grown on the hotel’s own permaculture farm.

Nature and permaculture

The farm itself is situated in the middle of a nature reserve, centrally located in a breathtakingly beautiful river valley which is almost totally free from noise or traffic pollution. Panoramic views sweep round the residential location, which has a 1,500m river frontage.

‘We don’t aim to be the biggest or the best or even the most luxurious’, Peter tells us. ‘We do, however, aim to be the greenest, the healthiest, the most sustainable, the most eco-friendly, the most user-friendly and potentially the least expensive in terms of value for money. Our client costs could be up to 50% less than people might pay at comparable healthy living resorts, spas or juicing retreats.’

Escape the toxins

The aim is to give residents the potential to live a longer, happier and healthier life, free from any major life-threatening illness or disease. ‘We will be providing all the essential life-enhancing necessities to help build a strong and healthy immune system’, Peter explains, ‘enabling our clients to have an active lifestyle and live to a ripe old age whilst maintaining the best of health and cognitive functioning.’

Peter’s goal is to make The Green Man Hotel the ultimate health and wellness retreat – a real-life ‘good life’ that provides all the means and essential ingredients to create a virtual elixir of life. He says there are many ‘anti-ageing, life-extension protocols’ that can extend lives by 10, 20 or even more years.

The Green Man Hotel

The Green Man Hotel is for individuals who are looking to escape from junk foods, GMOs, pesticides and other toxic agents – for people who are looking for an opportunity to live a simpler, uncluttered and less materialistic lifestyle in a community of likeminded people.

Free full-board living for life

An early bird long-term resident equity commitment will get the best deal, with no more rent to pay, no council tax or property tax, no energy or water bills and no building or contents insurance – just the low-cost, all-inclusive, full-board tariff which even a UK pension would cover.

‘A limited number of equity shareholder stakes are available that will pay up to 10% per annum, with absolutely free full-board living for life included’, Peter tells us. ‘Some of these very early bird stakeholders would be in line to have their shares doubled within five years at no extra cost, and still get a return of up to 10% on the new higher level stake.’