The Bella Guarda condo, located on the outskirts of Lisbon was presented in March 2006. The project, consisting of two blocks and 75 apartments offered to its future owners ab privileged view over the Tagus River, private park, roof top pool, mini-golf, green areas, children playground, video surveillance system, sound system, central heating and safe.
However, like many other projects whose construction began before the financial crisis, it turned out incomplete due to bankruptcy of the builder and the property passed into the hands of a private bank .
With the worsening of the financial crisis in Portugal, a serious social crisis raised. Progressively the condo started to be occupied by people who had slept on the streets for years, but also by people who lost their jobs recently and no longer could afford to pay the houses in which they lived. Some of them came just passing by, others to stay. Some of them with no will to live, others with the only thing left to them after losing everything: their dignity.