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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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I own a property in the south of Spain. Looking for long term rent or sale. The village is Orgiva, well known for its diverse population.

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EL POCITO is for sale!

A forest garden started in 2009, set in six acres (2.5 hectares) of dramatic hillside, at an altitude of 600 metres above sea-level, located in the idyllic/ unspoilt and lush countryside of the Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche, Andalucia (SW Spain). Would suit a couple or small eco-community (max 6 people), who want to live surrounded by nature, continue developing the site, and spread the word of self-sufficiency/ sustainability by example. Panoramic south-west views clear to the Portuguese border. Hundreds of trees, many with an edible/ medicinal value, plus lots of other potential too. Including: olive oil production (there are at least 100 trees); the possibility of creating a small vineyard (producing up to 3000+ bottles a year); and incense/ perfume/ charcoal from the vast amount of cistus ladanifer that has self-seeded. Includes a totally off-grid stone house (with solar power + pure water supply), furnished and ready to move into. All just 15 minutes away (2km/ 1.2 miles) by forestry track from the ancient village of Almonaster la Real, a beautifully preserved and whitewashed local centre (with all the facilities)/ tourist hot-spot, dating back to the Moors. While 120kms (72 miles) away is the amazing city of Sevilla. 140kms (84 miles) the beach. 45kms (27 miles) border with Portugal (Alentejo). All the details on various pages of the official site: Extra photos on Facebook: For price and answers to any further questions please email me: Bear in mind though I do not have internet connection (by choice), so please be patient for a reply. Phil Rooksby.

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A Complex of Properties for sale in Normandy France

NOW REDUCED: A pretty complex of several buildings with planning permission for sale on 3 1/4 acres of rural Normandy. A 3 bedroom house has been professionally renovated over the past year. Mobile home fully furnished also included - and lots of tools and equipment. An ideal place to live as a group as there are also four other stone buildings for conversion. More pics available. Now £117,500 plus French legal fees Check the Ebay link for more details and photos. Thanks! EMAIL:

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