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Uniao Progressiva Chao Sobral
Uniao Progressiva Chao Sobral
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Rua dos Alqueves, 8, Chão Sobral, PT
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Zone 0 = the community centre

Project: Uniao Progressiva Chao Sobral

Posted by João Gonçalves over 12 years ago

This zone and physical location is the hub of social interaction in the village, volunteers rotate everyweekend to manage the "house of the people"


Facing northwest on a gentle slope, in the centre of Chão Sobral, near a secondary valley where chestnuts used to grow, under cherry trees you find the "house of the people", that's the project "zone 0". About 49m2, 3 walls buried in the slope and the front wall as a garage door and a big window to the sunset on "Caramulo" mountain horizon.

It used to be a garage when the association bought this nice piece of land of our dreams.

Today it is the most multifunctional element of our system, all this things can happen at the same time:

- most important, it is where almost everyone in the village gathers to socialize

- it is a place to enjoy village made drinks, sweets, goat cheese and sausages

- local handicraft is for sale, souvenirs, knifes, carpets, tapestry

- it serves as our only coffee shop

- it's the village common television room

- dominoes, chess, cards games, tablefootball and other entertainment moves around

- a few shelfs with local books stands at the entrance, and the regional newspaper moves from hand to hand

- pictures and postcards of the village hang on the wall

- the only public toilet, available in the village, is most useful here during feast days

At the moment, our "zone 0" is at the same time the main source of income for the project and where we fulfill the main purpose of it all: to bring together young and old for a chat, coffee or beer and enjoy themselves.

(to be continued)


Members painting the room - http://chaosobral.org/pinturas_fevereiro08.htm

In the summer evenings, youth entertainment - https://picasaweb.google.com/100549245946323259121/RitmosDaSerra16Julho2011#5633605915285159554

In front the community centre, the group ready to start the mountain "springs route" walk - https://picasaweb.google.com/104801074736741884080/RotasDasFontesPasseioPedestre2008#5249327406373599810

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