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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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