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Northern Spain Rural Retreat in the Cantabrian Mountains 7acres and 2 stone cabins for sale

£73,000. O.N.O 7 acres,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. Google Map co-ordinates 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. Check out given co-ordinates. 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. This is in a beautiful green part of Northern Spain and would make a perfect off grid living or rural tourism project. There is space to build terraces for yurts, yoga platforms, etc. The air is pure and there is no pollution. You can see the stars and there is abundant plant and wildlife. Seriously interested parties only please. The map co-ordinates for the land are given, so please take time to look at these and research the area before asking for photos to be sent. On Google maps the property is shown by a zigzag field system with woodland to the North. Thanks for reading and if you would like to view please get in touch.

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EL POCITO is for sale!

Of particular interest to those looking to create a community based on a more sustainable/ simple/ and natural way of life, in-tune with and connected to the vast surrounding landscape that exists here. By way of introduction, I am originally from London (Sydenham/ Dulwich), but my heart has always been in the countryside, wanting 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. First in North Yorkshire (near the Camphill Community of Botton Village), then from 2000-2009 exploring the wilder parts of Iberia & Canada. First living 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 in SW Andalucia (Spain). All this time learning the skills necessary to survive without the need for earning money/ being 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: Sadly, my partner for 35 wonderful years died in 2013. After that it has been very tough going, and finally I have decided to move on, start afresh. The land therefore needs new caretakers. It is six acres in principle (though all the surrounding forestry, owned by the council, could be purchased also. Currently though would suit from two to six people full-time, obviously far more for courses/ retreats/ festivals. Brief details (more on the site): EL POCITO Is a forest garden started in 2009, set in a larger forested area totalling 182,000 hectares. Dramatic views up to 60km in distance (the frontier with Portugal). The altitude is 600 metres above sea-level. There are literally hundreds of trees, many with an edible/ medicinal value. Including over 100 olives, which could be producing organic oil. A perfect site also 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. Self-sufficient in firewood. The property includes a totally off-grid (solar powered) stone house (42m2 with the possibility to extend). Potential to site several yurts nearby, and a local council who are keen to support any ecological initiatives. Water 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). Price £125-128,00. 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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Rural Retreat in west of Ireland

An EcoTourism Centre set in 55 acres of land in County Clare, Ireland, with staff housing and buildings to accommodate 40 guests and workshop activities. Currently run by a small community of owners and volunteers. We are retiring after 23 fabulous years of running the Boghill Centre. Our wish is that the centre will continue as an ethical retreat space and nature reserve with minimum impact on the earth. To this end it is our aim to attract new owners who will respect the journey that we have made and continue our holistic, environmental work. The business is a thriving activity venue, hostel and B&B, run on holistic, ethical principles and with a strong sustainable environment focus. Full diary for 12 months plus in advance. All the flexibly designed buildings are mostly situated on a 5 acre portion of the site. The remaining 50 acres offers scope to be utilized in many ways. For example, the organic kitchen garden and orchard could be expanded to a larger scale permaculture or forest garden project. There is an established team of dedicated and experienced part time workers who can, certainly in the interim, continue to contribute to the running of activities and allow a smooth transition. This includes a Housekeeper, a Caretaker and two experienced cooks who have generated the centre’s reputation for delicious healthy vegetarian meals catering for all special diets. For many years the centre has supported the WWOOF (World Wide Organisation for Organic Farming) association and hosted hundreds of “woofers” to help produce food from our organic garden, orchard and chicken compound. The Boghill Centre includes: Stone circle, wildlife ponds, two natural labyrinths and various cob buildings. Bog and wetland areas, newly planted woodland and grazing areas. The land boasts a seam of excellent clay which is dug and processed for the Ceramics Studio. A large organic garden, chicken coop, polytunnel, orchard, sweatlodge field, lawns and barbecue area. A ranch style hostel with commercial kitchen, dining room, large living room, five 4/6 bed dormitories each with associated bathrooms, office and small laundry. A large Octagon Hall - a flexible venue for workshops training and events with seating space for over 100 people. An Eco Hall - a smaller workshop space/therapy room with a wood gasification boiler room and a Ceramics Studio. Two chalet blocks of private bedrooms - 4 singles and 4 twin ensuite rooms. An eco build staff house up the road from the main complex, comprising two separate living spaces with shared porch entrance and sun deck. Each side of the house has separate living room, kitchen, and 2 bedrooms making it ideal for multiple families or friends sharing communal living and the running of the centre together. A selection of sheds, a cob house and a mobile home – currently used to accommodate Wwoofers. Business, property and land for sale outright or as part owner with another investor. Price and further enquiries - For more information please see the following links: Overview of the land Overview of the Business

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