Location: Huéscar, Andalucia, Spain
User Type: I am an Eco Village
Last Activity: 07-02-16
We are Hilde, 42 years and Alain 49 years, with a daughter 16 years old, Anais. We left the rat race and started all over her in Spain . We still have an income, so we do not need to work. So we are focused to make our dream here.
We speak Dutch, French, English and Spanish (basic) ( Nederlands, Français, Español, English ) .
We have 5 dogs ( rescued from dog shelters),2 rabbits, 60 mice and one bird of prey and off course a lot of laughing and English humor .
We live in a cave house on the top of a hill( great view ) in the campo 7 kilometers from the nearest “main” road, with no house in a distance of 7 Km. At 1017 meters altitude, on our own 18 ha. 3 hours drive from Granada city , in Andalucía .
At that place, we are having water, electricity, heating, WIFI, but bad GSM signal. We try to be self-sustaining, bit by bit.
We are planning to install our own vegetable garden and eat as much as possible from own ground without compromising on quality of life. Grown vegetables, eggs, honey etc.
We also have our own bird of prey, a red-tailed hawk. (The only 100 % non-vegetarian )
We are installing for the animals that live in the wild, water and food.
The big attraction of the cave houses is the fact that you feel in a cave house like in the nature. That security, peace, tranquility and beauty of nature. An additional advantage of the cave dwellings is the constant temperature. It’s always fluctuates between 18 and 22 degrees.( not heated 16°C ) An asset should not be underestimated in a climate like that of Andalusia where it is easily 40 degrees in the summer. "In a cave house is cool in summer and warm in winter. " In the winter the cave maintains 21°C with one log burner and in the summer the same but without the log burner . :-)
This as a start up to learn and to provide food for the little eco community living we want to start in 3 years . You want to volunteer for the eco community . Just write us.
We need people to help us out to create our eco villge, living in caves.
|Interest Level In Eco Villages:||Very High|
|Time frames that you would like to move into an eco village:||Medium Future - 2 to 5 years|
|I would move into an eco village:||Gradually as my Garden Grows|
|My preferred village type:||Multiple Occupancy|
|Preferred Size of Village:||Small Community - less than 20 lots|
|The group I belong to is is:||A Couple|
|Stage of Development:||Reasonably Established|
|Looking for new people?:||We are looking for people to join our village|
|Holidays or Retreat Space?:||No|
|Offering Eco Village Tours?:||No|
|Provides Holistic Healing?:||Yes|