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Free House with plot for a Yurt or Caravan in Spain,Available end of April.

I have a plot of land with an off-grid three bedroomed house in the Sierra Mariola National Park in Valencia.It is offered free to anyone looking to live in a sustainable way,as long as you are happy to live with and respect the rules of the National Park reference fire safety,there are no strings attached.The land will be vacant within the next few weeks.There is also space for a yurt or caravan.Anybody interested can contact me for further details or any questions they might have.Or you can visit the Facebook Simon in Spain page for photographs. Originally the land was going to be used for a charity project,but unfortunately bureaucracy ended that venture. Regards David

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EL POCITO is for sale!

This property may be of interest/ help to anyone who is currently considering a life change, particularly to a more simple and natural one, where they could live more in tune with/ surrounded by nature. By way of introduction, I am originally from London (Sydenham/ Dulwich), but my heart has always been with the countryside, to live somewhere truly remote, where the scenery is as natural and dramatic as possible. Bit by bit, over many years, this is what my partner and I worked at. The last seventeen spent exploring the wilder parts of Iberia & Canada. First in a converted van, then a succession of “tiny” and very basic shelters, and finally in a very cosy permanent off-grid “tiny” home set in six acres of wilderness. All the time learning the skills necessary to survive without the need for earning money/ vegan/ planting a herbal forest garden/ learning about alternative medicine/ foraging/ and growing organically. A full description of this transformation can be found on my site: Sadly, my partner for 35 wonderful years, died in 2013. After that it was very tough going, but finally a new person has joined me and together we have decided to move on, start afresh. Brief details about our home/ land: EL POCITO Is a forest garden started in 2009, set in its own totally and very private six acres (2.5 hectares), amid 182,000 hectares of dramatic hillside, in the idyllic/ unspoilt and lush Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche Natural Park, Andalucia (SW Andalucia, Spain). It is at an altitude of 600 metres above sea-level, and therefore has panoramic views of up to 60km distance. Would suit a couple or small eco-community (max 6 people), who want to live surrounded by nature, work on continuing the development of the site. There is also limitless potential to share this with others as a retreat or meditation centre, or by running courses. Literally hundreds of trees, many with an edible/ medicinal value. Including over 100 olives, which could be producing organic oil. A perfect area for creating a vineyard (producing up to 3000+ bottles a year). Plus other possibilities, such as making incense/ perfume/ charcoal (from the vast amount of cistus ladanifer that is native here), as well as bee keeping. The property includes a totally off-grid stone house (42m2 with solar power) ready to move into. With the possibility to extend, build a separate workshop/ storeroom, site several yurts nearby, or even build an earthship (the local council is anxious to support any ecological initiatives). The pure water source is from a borehole located next to the house. All of this also just 2km/ 1.2 miles, via a beautiful forestry/ donkey track, from the ancient/ Moorish and wonderfully preserved village of Almonaster la Real (pop 800), a local centre with all the usual facilities. While only 120kms (72 miles) away is the amazing city of Sevilla. 140kms (84 miles) the beach. 45kms (27 miles) border with Portugal (Alentejo). Full details on the various pages of the official site: Extra photos on Facebook: For price and answers to any further questions, please email me: Bear in mind I do not have internet connection (by choice), so be patient for the reply. Phil Rooksby.

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12.5 acres off grid. NE Derbyshire

Land for sale. Large polytunnel, solar power, compost

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Palenke is a 56 hectare farm nestled between the forest and the river Negro in Southern Colombia. The farm is situated near to the famous archaeological town of San Agustin in the mountain region of Huila. The site has lots of potential to be developed as a Community/ Retreat Centre/ Permaculture Project. Currently we are a very small family here - mother and 2 sons: 6&20 year old). We are looking to welcome others to bring the farm back to life; investors to bring funding, volunteers and other members- ideas welcomed. If you are interested in this unique opportunity then please get in touch with me for more details. Palenke- The mountain- is a site of ecological interest with many different birds and animals, including eagles and monkeys in the surrounding forests. Our goal is to protect our land from deforestation and preserve and restore the natural habitat for animals and future generations to come. The farm has its own water supply from mountain springs, electricity from the grid and its own bio- waste system (which is functioning but need’s maintenance and up-grading). The land is situated in a very rural location and can be accessed by a chiva bus (local bus) which runs from San Agustin once a week on Mondays. Once at the bus stop, pack horses are used to carry equipment, luggage and food etc to the farm. A mountain path is then walked or ridden by horse, if necessary, from the bus stop. Walking distance is about 1 and half hours to the farm. The mountain path can be very uneven and steep at times, so people will need to be adventurous and physically fit. Palenke provides time and space to disconnect from urban modern lifestyle, being far away from a road, only the sounds of nature can be heard. The farm reconnects people back to nature and all the elements. Fluent spoken Spanish or conversational will be necessary as I do not speak English. There is no internet at the farm - I will be in town once a week to check emails- so please be patient with a responce! Please email me with any queries or if you would like to come and join us. We look forward to hearing from you! email:

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Northern Spain Cantabrian Mountains 3 hectares and 2 stone cabanas for sale

Land of 29,000M2,just under 3 hetares and 2 stone cabanas in need of internal reforming for permanent living for sale in the Cantabrian mountains at San Roque de Rio Miera. 43.237543N - 3.719550W The nearest town is Lierganes,16km away and the finca is 40km and a 48 minutes drive from the ferry terminal at Santander which has ferry crossings from Plymouth in the UK. The land is good quality rural pasture land with a parcel of woodland. Eco neighbours living on next plot in offgrid turf roofed roundhouse. Californian and Austrian couple. Please email for further info and photos of land and property. Viewings and local land valuation can be arranged. Email me on Offers of £75,000.

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