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Perfect isolation and home working property For Sale or Long-term rental or rent to buy?

Due to an unexpected change in circumstances our rural SpanishFarmhouse is available,about8acres,olives,almonds,avocados, carobs,oranges,lemons,and more, space for vegetables.
Main house has 3 beds,2 reception,2 bathrooms. Self-contained annexe 1bed, 1 bath, 1 lounge, covered terrace/kitchen. Other outbuildings could be converted.
3km up reasonably drivable dirt track to nearest village, no amenities. 10 km to nearest town, shops, bars, schools, hospital and beaches.
It is off grid, backup generator, own water borehole.
Very good internet connection makes live streaming or home working very possible.
Looking for like minded couples who are serious about making a move to Southern Spain, Granada province.
Great opportunity for a property already reformed but scope for improvement and much more.
Or if you just want to rent until it's sold, no problem.obviously this would be in a caretaking role so a discount would be available.

message posted by Michael and Elizabeth Farmer
A mutual opportunity in Galicia

I would like to find a few people who would be interested in beginning a project together in Galicia. Property there is cheap if people are prepared to put the work in. I would like to find some like minded people to share the cost and the work and to create something beautiful and profitable. The details of which can be discussed. People need to be prepared to invest equal amounts ranging from 20,000 euros upwards, this can be individuals or couples or families. Please contact me here if you're interested. Alex.

message posted by AlexC
Permaculture in Southern Romania

Romania is one of the most beautiful and biodiverse countries in Europe. Southern Romania is on the vast river plain of the Danube. It has a wonderful climate, and is ecologically of great importance.

We have half an acre of land to rent in a small village near the Danube, an hour by train from Bucharest, and 15 minutes by bus from a town with hospital and shops.
We are looking for people interested in sustainability, to set up a permaculture or forest garden project in the village, and work with local schools.

To do this, it would be necessary to be self sufficient, tactful and patient. The villagers are mainly older people, with a wealth of food production and manual skills. They are welcoming and warm, but they feel that their skills and traditions are no longer valued, and they have suffered very much in the past. Competent younger people with a positive outlook and the desire to learn would be a valuable addition to the community.

The plot of land has two wells, and electricity. It is fenced, and there is a house, though it is in need of repair. There is also room to camp or build a cabin. The ground has not been worked for many years.

What we would ask is a long term commitment, and a very small rent.

If you're interested, could you contact me for further details at

message posted by Judith Brennan
SPAIN: ANDALUCIA – a simple house with forest garden, off-grid, in a vast natural landscape.

SPAIN: ANDALUCIA – a simple house with forest garden, off-grid, in a vast natural landscape.

75,000 euros or best offer – sale can be completed in two days.

Full details, including lots of photographs/ videos/ even a tv interview, can be found on the pages of the website: (but first you will need to replace the two “*” with “.”)

Very briefly, I have spent my entire life moving towards a simpler/ healthier/ sustainable existence. To that end in 2000 we sold all our possesions and set off in a converted van to find a truly wild and remote place. Nine years later, after exploring all the forgotten corners of Spain/ Portugal/ and Canada, we found the one place that fulfilled all our criteria, here in Almonaster la Real, SW Andalucia, Spain.

That was in 2009. Where we built our cosy off-grid “tiny” (42m2) hillside house. Using stone found on site, powered by solar panels, and with its own borehole for the purest of water. Set in six very private acres (25,000m2) of what will eventually become a “natural” food forest, surrounded by 183,000 hectares of even bigger forestry/ wilderness.

Sadly in 2013 my partner died. Then this year I married again, and we just moved to Shetland. So the house is ready for moving into immediately. All the paperwork is ready, totally legal, and could be yours in two days. There is no possibility of renting.

If you are interested, the original asking price was 130,000 euros, but now has been reduced to 75,000 euros, or best offer. A friend in Almonaster la Real is ready to show you around.

If you recommend this to the eventual buyer we will pay a 3% commission on the sale price.

Look forward to hearing from you. Phil (WhatsApp 0797 996 5876, or email:, landline: 01806 533393.

message posted by Phil Rooksby
Houses and land in rural Galicia

I live in a tiny hamlet in Lugo Province, near Chantada. My 87-year old neighbour wants to sell his properties and I've agreed to publicise them a bit.
They're expensive for this part of the world, but one house is in excellent condition, having been built by five stonemasons over two and a half years about 20 years ago. It's quite large, with utilty space at ground level and living areas upstairs as is normal here, and there's a lot of space in the roof too. The second house is for thorough restoration but essentially sound. They come with about 2ha of Grade 1 farmland enclosed by another mason-built high wall and contianing fruit trees, vines and a lot of grass. There are also some ruinous outbildings.
Both houses are fairly large, I think about 150-200 square metres per floor and between them could accommodate quite a lot of people and workspace.
He's asking £250k for the new house and £150k for the older one, with the land split between them if sold separately. I suspect there may be a little wiggle room there, but bear in mind that taxes and fees will add about 12% if you're not a resident, and about 9% if you are.
This is a splendid and peaceful, fertile and beautiful place but not somewhere to look for jobs.
I'll provide more details if there's any interest, and would consider a part share in any interesting scheme. My own land adjoins one of the remote fields my neighbour owns, and I'm in the process of planting lots of nut and fruit trees.

message posted by Pete Wignall