The Story Forest is located in the municipality of Aljezur, Portugal. Situated in the Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina, a large natural park that extends along the western coast of the Algarve, Aljezur is a small agricultural town lying on the fertile plains that border the Aljezur river. The hilltop ruins of a 10th Century Moorish castle dominate the historic town centre and afford beautiful panoramic views of cork oak and pine woods, fields sprinkled with wildflowers, and the sea in the distance. Aljezur’s 40 km (25 miles)-long coast is a treasure trove of rich marine life, numerous species of local and migrating birds, and a beautiful mix of virgin beaches and peaceful rivers.
The Story Forest estate, in Barranco da Vaca, comprises of three houses and commands stunning countryside views. The estate includes a land area of 4 hectares. The estate is surrounded by stunning countryside, mountain views, and fruit trees. Additionally, as primarily an outdoor provision, the Story Forest includes outdoor classrooms and workspaces, which are utilised every day for building, growing, cooking, communication, and creativity.