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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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Space in rustic retreat on the edge of Exmoor, near lynton.

We’re looking for either a couple or two single people who are searching for long term stay - no rent but shared living costs. We have a smallholding, that has the possibility of growing in the next couple of years, as neighbouring land is due to come on the market. We have an interest in permaculture (see pic of veggie patch looking lovely) and would like individuals with a similar interest and passion of living and working with the land, with minimal impact on the environment. We’d like people who can contribute by working on the place, the garden, woodland and buildings on the plot, so skills with tools and gardening knowledge is an advantage! Also help out with meals and cooking. Living and working as a co-operative. I am writing this post on the behalf on Chris, who I live with, please give me a message with any questions or if you’d like a chat with me or him, then I can get you in contact with him as he’s not an internet user :)

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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 rusi65@outlook.com Offers of £75,000.

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EL POCITO is for sale!

This property is of particular interest to anyone looking to build a small community, based on a more simple and natural way of life, more in tune with and connected with vast surrounding 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, until finally we found/ built a very cosy permanent off-grid “tiny” home set in six acres of wilderness. All this 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 the transformation can be found on my site: https://elpocito.wordpress.com. 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. The land therefore needs new caretakers. It would suit two-six people living full-time, more for courses/ retreats/ festivals. Brief details (more on the site): 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: https://elpocito.wordpress.com. Extra photos on Facebook: https://facebook.com/phil.rooksby/. For price and answers to any further questions, please email me: monkeyandsofia@yahoo.co.uk. Bear in mind I do not have internet connection (by choice), so be patient for the reply. Phil Rooksby.

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Property Suitable for a Community, Colombia, South America

I am acting on behalf of a community in Colombia that has decided to sell one of its pieces of land so as to concentrate energies in one centre (another farm nearby). The farm is located in the department of Huila between the towns of Pitalito and San Agustin. It is on a hillside with vehicular access and has a well developed infrasturcture with 5 houses, a guest house, garage, communal meeting space of good size with underground refuge, a large collection of plants, coffee, sugar cane, fish ponds, spectacular views and ample possibility for further development for people interested in an alternative community lifestyle, a bit off the beaten track and in a beautiful, varied and friendly country. San Agustin is one of the more open areas of the country and there are a fair number of foreigners that have bought land there and formed communities so there is a wider community in the area and plenty of scope for a vibrant and interesting alternative lifestyle The farm is of around 8 hectares and is very well priced compared to an equivalent in Europe or USA. If you are interested I have full information, photos and have lived there personally for a good number of years so I know it well and the surrounding area. Please feel free to contact me through the messaging service on this site. Many Thanks, Chris

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12.5 acres off grid. NE Derbyshire

Land for sale. Large polytunnel, solar power, compost https://www.permaculture.org.uk/opportunity/125-acres-land-sale-grid-ne-derbyshire.

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